Most home owners don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their gutters, but understanding their importance may prevent costly home repair bills in the future.
Gutters funnel water off of the roof and away from the building, which protects your siding, windows, doors and foundation from water damage. While that sounds important, many building owners don’t realize how much damage can occur when their gutters are clogged, leaking, or broken. When gutters aren’t functioning properly, rainwater runs off the roof of the building and collects on the ground near the foundation. Heavy rains can result in standing pools of water, which can cause a multitude of problems.
Gutters protect your building from:
Building and basement flooding
Ice Dams – Clogged gutters prevent water from draining – meaning the water stays in the gutter. When winter rolls around, this water freezes. When the water freezes, it naturally expands – which can pull the gutters off the building, crack the building’s fascia, and damage the integrity of the roof as well.
Infestations – Mosquitoes and other insects breed in standing water
Mold – overflowing gutters create an environment for mold to flourish in crawlspaces and basements
Erosion: Topsoil protects the foundation of your home. If water is not correctly diverted away from your home the topsoil will erode and leave your foundation vulnerable.
Staining to the exterior of your building’s fascia, soffit, wood framing and outside walls as well as decks, patios, driveways and walkways
Rotting/Rusting of exterior building products
Damage to landscaping – Fungi can damage or kill your flowers and trees
If the list sounds somewhat dramatic, remember that you don’t have to live in an area that experiences extreme weather conditions to suffer the effects of clogged or damaged gutters. Consider this startling fact: experts estimate that one inch of rain on an average sized house roof creates about 500 gallons of rainwater runoff. That’s a lot of water!
Marshall Roofing is proud to sell and install gutter systems from Englert. For more than 30 years, Englert has been a leading supplier of seamless residential gutter systems, accessories and roll-forming machines throughout the country.
A pioneer in on-site roll-forming of seamless gutters, Englert offers a complete line of gutter products, including: LeafGuard Brand gutter systems, RainPro Design Series gutters, 5” and 6”K-Style gutters, 7” Box gutters, and leaf protection systems.
Englert’s gutter coils are strong and durable and come in variety of 14 standard colors. All colors are coated with UltraCool™ EnergyStar, and LEED-compliant paint finishes, on Englert’s in house paint line which is the newest and most technically superior paint line in the industry.
Gutter Finish Warranty
Englert offers a 20-year limited finish warranty on all gutter material installed by Marshall Roofing with the understanding that it will not blister, flake, chip, crack, peel, split, rot, red rust or structurally deteriorate as a direct result of manufacturing defects.
Click on the links below to learn about the different types of Englert gutters available from Marshall Roofing:
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