Gutters are a prominent part of nearly every home, always front and center, aligned with the roof. Rainwater that pelts the roof finds its way into the gutters, where it’s carried through the system and into the downspouts, ultimately directed away from the home. But what happens when the water isn’t flowing away from the home? Flooding – specifically basement flooding.
Basement floods are no fun, and anyone who has ever discovered standing water in their basement has had to deal with a wet mess. Water in the basement can cause mold issues and foundation damage and can ruin your precious belongings stored in the basement, like photo albums.
Luckily, the K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System protects against water damage, including basement flooding. Keep reading to learn how K-Guard Gutters protect your basement from water damage and how K-Guard compares to traditional gutters.
Rapid Water Flow
One of the ways that K-Guard protects your basement from water damage is its rapid water flow. Unlike traditional gutters, K-Guard Gutters can handle a minimum of 22 inches of rain per hour! Traditional gutter systems can’t handle large amounts of water, often overflowing in torrential downpours or when winter snow starts melting in the spring. How can K-Guard handle rapid water flow?
Our gutters and downspouts are oversized, allowing more water to pass through the system quickly. More gutter capacity means excessive water can travel through the gutters and downspouts without being forced over the sides. Water that flows over the sides will collect right under the gutter system near the basement. If this process is repeated, all of this water will eventually create a trench around the home’s foundation, allowing water to build up and seep through the home’s foundation and into the basement. K-Guard prevents all of this from happening thanks to its rapid water flow!
Zero Chance for Clogs
Gutter clogs are dangerous, often leading to costly damage like shingle damage, interior leaks, basement flooding, and damage to the soffit and fascia boards, to name a few. Traditional gutters clog when debris enters the inside of the system and is left to sit and collect. Over time the debris will build up if not cleaned and will impede water flow, blocking rainwater and meltwater from flowing through the system.
Because K-Guard has a hood and only allows water to enter the system while blocking all debris from entering the gutters, there is zero chance for clogs. No clogs mean water won’t be forced to spill out or trickle down the siding and collect near the foundation and basement walls. You’ll never need to clean your gutters again or worry about debris entering the system. With K-Guard, there is zero chance for clogged gutters, which aids in preventing basement water damage.
Prevents Overflowing Gutters
The K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System offers rapid water flow and prevents clogs, and as a result, prevents overflowing gutters. Gutter overflow for several reasons, clogs being the number one cause. Incorrect tilt or pitch and narrow gutters that don’t allow for much water flow are other reasons gutters overflow.
As previously mentioned, overflowing gutters force water to spill over the sides of the gutter and collect directly underneath the soffit and fascia. Water will seep through the foundation and into the basement walls, causing water damage. Traditional gutters are prone to overflowing since their gutters and downspouts are often narrow, clogging easily.
Effective Curved Hood
We briefly touched on our curved hood, but it truly does help protect your basement from water damage. Because our curved hood has a narrow opening that only allows water to enter the gutters, debris simply slides off since it has nowhere to enter the gutter system. This curved hood is cut in one continuous piece to ensure a seamless and custom fit to your new K-Guard Gutter System and home.
Traditional gutter systems don’t have a hood to prevent debris from entering the gutters. These open-top gutters are a hotspot for leaves, pine needles, and other debris to land in and form clogs. While you can add gutter screens or gutter filters, most don’t block tiny debris from entering the system and can act as a shelf for collecting even more debris. This is all eliminated with the K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System.
Why deal with basement floods if you don’t have to? If you’ve noticed your traditional, half-round, or open-top gutters are forming clogs, overflowing, or old, it’s probably time for new gutters. K-Guard / One Stop Home Improvement Shop proudly installs the K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System on homes in Central Virginia including Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Altavista, and surrounding areas.
Our installation process for installing K-Guard Gutters is easy! It starts with our free estimate where we’ll come to your home and examine your current gutter system. We’ll provide you with an honest assessment and the cost of installing K-Guard. Once you schedule your installation we show up with our large truck to get started installing. Here’s a glance at our installation process:
- Dismantle the current gutter system (we clean it all up and discard every piece)
- Measure & custom-cut our heavy-duty aluminum to be a perfect fit for your home
- Install the K-Guard System
Our installation is done by expert installers and is a fairly quick process with most installations complete in one day. If you’re ready to switch to K-Guard, contact us and schedule your free estimate today.
K-Guard / One Stop Home Improvement Shop can help with all your home improvement needs, whether you need help with an insurance claim or a quote for installing a new roof or gutter system. We’re here to help every step of the way throughout the entire process. Contact us today for a free consultation!