When thinking about gutter protection for your Charlotte, NC, home, the first thing you need to understand is the science behind how water behaves. No, you’re not going to have to break out a textbook for this lesson, but it might have you calling Universal Windows Direct for a no-pressure consultation to discuss our SmartCover Gutter Protection System sooner rather than later. Fall is upon us, whether we like it or not.
Two of water’s unique properties are “cohesion” and “adhesion.” Cohesion means that water sticks to itself. Adhesion means that water sticks to other things, which is why it spreads out in a thin sheet. Substances that dissolve in water, like sugar and salt, are called “hydrophilic.” Substances that don’t dissolve in water, like pine needles, leaves, roof grit and acorns are called “hydrophobic.”
Universal Windows Direct of Charlotte offers a premium, permanent, gutter protection system for your home called SmartCover. SmartCover works to protect your gutters by allowing the water to do what it does naturally—spread out—while keeping debris from things that don’t dissolve in water from clogging them.
And because there is so much natural material falling onto your Charlotte, North Carolina home (i.e. hydrophobic stuff that won’t dissolve in water), Universal Windows offers a no-clog warranty on our gutter protection system, something other water management companies can’t do.
The beauty of gutter protection from UWD is that you don’t have to have new gutters installed to enjoy the benefits. SmartCover comes in 12 colors and works with your existing gutter system to avoid water overflow, which can cause damage to your home’s foundation.
There’s no real science behind saving money on repairs, but like extra credit points it certainly helps. In fact, our gutter protection system actually strengthens your existing gutters to extend their lifespan and function. But that’s a whole other lesson.
Now that you know the science behind how water works, you can schedule an in-home consultation with one of Universal Windows Direct’s gutter protection specialists—and keep your gutters flowing free, year after year.