How Gutters are Traditionally Installed
Gutter systems have changed very little over the past century. Most employ designs that require gutters to be attached to the home using screws, spikes or nails that are driven through both sides of troughs and into the fascia or roofline. While this technology has been the norm for many years, it is also an attachment method that creates a path for water to make its way out of the trough and seep into the wood. The ultimate outcome is inevitably the same: corrosive damage to the gutter system and rot and mold for the roof’s wooden components that eventually leads to structural and gutter failure.
Replacement gutters are traditionally installed right up against the fascia board, causing moisture to develop behind the gutter and contribute to fascia rot as well as mold growth behind or under the gutters. This defeats the gutters’ purpose, which is to prevent moisture damage by directing water away from your home.
A Nail-Free Gutter Solution from SnapLock
If your gutters are the cause of water penetration, SnapLock, a nail-free gutter attachment system used by Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY, is a solution that’s sure to appeal to you, as it easily addresses these common gutter problems.
SnapLock solves these gutter problems by providing gutter support from the outside. It doesn’t penetrate walls, instead allowing for the continuous flow of water through the trough, which it diverts away from your property.
Turn to a trusted gutter protection systems company like Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY for seamless gutters and Snaplock systems, Gutter Helmet®, and Helmet Heat heated gutters systems’ replacement and installation. Call us today at (866) 252-9400 to learn more about our products and services. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, in-home consultation.