What Is SnapLock™ & How Can It Prevent Gutter Problems?April 26, 2023
An effective gutter system plays a vital role in protecting your home against damage from free-flowing rainwater and snowmelt. That’s because gutters are designed to capture water as it runs off the roof and channel it safely away from the soffit, fascia, landscaping, and foundation. This helps prevent water from seeping into your roof’s vulnerable areas and causing premature wood rot or mold and mildew growth. However, all gutter systems are not the same and, unfortunately, the installation process can sometimes create the exact issues that you’re hoping to avoid.
Standard Gutter Installation Techniques
In most gutter installation scenarios, the gutters are attached to the home with nails that are driven through the troughs into the home’s fascia or roofline. This is where issues can arise, as nail holes create a natural pathway for water running through the troughs to seep into the roof’s wooden components. This can not only create a hidden moisture issue but also reduce the effectiveness of the gutters. Additionally, raised nail heads in the gutter troughs can catch debris and cause clogs.
A Simple Solution
If you live in the Hudson Valley or the Capital Region and want to have a gutter system installed without damaging your home’s roofline or fascia, Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY offers a tried-and-true solution: SnapLock™. This state-of-the-art installation system is attached to a strap that is anchored to the roofline, so there are no holes in the gutter walls. This nail-free gutter hanging method allows continuous water movement through the troughs and makes your gutters better able to withstand severe weather. The SanpLock™ system also allows ventilation between the gutters and roofline or fascia, helping to prevent moisture buildup and mold growth.
The Gutter Helmet® Difference
When it comes to gutters, Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY is the only name you need to know. We not only offer seamless aluminum and copper gutters that are attached using SnapLock™, but we also install the most effective gutter guards on the market. The Gutter Helmet® gutter protection system is recognized as one of the top options because it’s reliable, effective, durable, and doesn’t take away from your home’s curb appeal.
Gutter Helmet® is available in an array of attractive colors and can be installed over your existing gutter system. It features a patented nose-forward design that allows water to flow freely into the gutter troughs while preventing leaves, twigs, and other debris from entering. It can handle up to 22 inches of rainfall per hour and is attached using reinforced aluminum brackets that can stand up to Mother Nature’s fury.
Another important part of our Gutter Helmet® protection system, especially in the local climate, is Helmet Heat®. This ice reduction system is installed under Gutter Helmet® and melts ice that forms in the troughs and downspouts to keep the water flowing. It can also help prevent the formation of ice dams at the roofline.
Want to Learn More?
If you would like to learn more about our gutters, our SnapLock™ mounting system, or our gutter protection options, contact Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY today.