How Does Climate Change Affect Your Gutters?
Climate change may affect every part of our planet, including the water cycle. As global temperatures steadily increase, some areas will experience much higher levels of rainfall than usual. Homeowners in these regions need to have gutters that are capable of handling this extra load.
Today, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY explains how climate change may affect your aluminum gutters.
Temperature is a big factor when it comes to precipitation. Water evaporating from the sea turns into clouds through condensation and then falls back to earth as rain. With rising temperatures, more evaporation occurs. The warmer the air, the more moisture it can hold. Too much water saturation in the clouds can lead to intense downpours that result in flash floods and lowland flooding. As temperatures rise across many parts of the globe, some regions can expect to see much higher levels of precipitation due to this cycle.
Of course, with heavy rainfall comes the threat of storm damage. The high volume of rain may be too much for your gutters to handle. When the gutters are clogged, the problem becomes worse. Water may spill over the sides of the gutters, damaging your siding and drenching your landscape and your home’s foundation. One way to minimize this risk is by investing in a high-quality gutter filter system like Gutter Helmet. It has a unique nose-forward design and a ribbed surface that allows water rainwater to flow into your gutters freely while blocking leaves, pine needles and other debris. This product can also reduce your gutters’ cleaning requirements, making them easier to maintain.
At Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY, we provide quality and professional installation of seamless gutters and premium gutter protection systems. We are licensed, certified and insured for your protection and peace of mind.
To learn more about our gutter cap products, give us a call at (866) 252-9400. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.