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Tight and Energy Efficient Construction Can Trap Moisture Modern homes are designed to conserve or “trap” energy. That’s good. But in the process, such homes can also trap moisture and that can cause big problems and costly damage. For example, if the soil around the foundation is soaked from roof drainage water, we can assume that at least some of that moisture will find its way into the basement, crawl space or the concrete floor.
Why Do You Need Rain Gutters?
Some of this moisture will then be absorbed by the air in the home. If this occurs in the winter time, we can assume that the warmed air in the home will absorb a great deal of moisture (warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air). If this moisture saturated air finds itself into some spaces with cold surfaces – and it will, then some of this moisture will condense against these cold surfaces. This can happen at windows, attic plywood and inside exterior walls, etc.
Condensation at windows may just be bothersome, but in attics and walls it can cause fungal wood-rot and that can be very expensive to repair. A good gutter system helps to control the amount of water and moisture that gets into a structure. And that, in combination with various types of venting system, can prevent the damage from trapped moisture.
The Components of a Gutter System
The Roof –
- It takes a well designed roof to drain all of the storm water into the gutters or roof drains.
The Gutter –
- The gutter (or roof drain in some flat roof) needs to be designed to capture all the roof drainage and direct the water into the downspouts.
The Downspouts –
- These are the pipes that carry the water from the gutters to the drain system.
The Drain System –
- This is the in-ground set of pipes the leads the water away from the structure and into a storm drain or on site system.
The Best Way to Maintain Your Gutter System
- Keep tree limbs from overhanging you roof! Deciduous trees shed most of their leaves in the fall, most evergreens shed debris all year long!
- When there is debris on the roof, clean the roof with a soft broom or air blower. Don’t pressure wash!
- Keep your gutters clean and repair them if they are loose or don’t drain toward the scuppers (drains).
- Make sure that all the downspouts are in place and divert all the water into your drain system.
Many folks have looked at all sorts of “magic” gutter systems and have found very little magic in most any of them. But there is now a seamless gutter system that keeps almost all dirt from clogging gutters, downspouts and drain systems. Because of their unique one-piece, seamless design, seamless gutter systems eliminate clogs and allow water to flow freely. Designed for homeowners who are concerned about the dangers of falling off ladders or roof-tops while cleaning their gutters, seamless gutter systems deflect debris from nearby trees including pine needles, leaves, and small branches. Although it isn’t magic, it’s a darn good gutter protection system.
I like the idea of rain barrels. Well designed rain barrels can capture roof drainage water. This water can be used for various needs and may save water. Depending upon the composition and condition of the roof and gutter system, such water maybe quite clean.
MN Seamless Gutter Systems Protect Your Home
Minnesota Leafless Gutters help you solve current water problems. Seamless gutter systems mitigate water problems from the roof to the foundation by directing water away from your building.
A professional gutter and downspout installer will inspect your home and determine how to best protect your home. They will show you gutter size and style most suited for your home, and the various types of materials and colors that are available as well. Over 110 colors to choose from. You can have great looking seamless gutters covered so you never have to climb up that ladder and scoop out leaves and debris—at surprisingly affordable price!