When it comes to annual rainfall, hardly anyone in the U.S. (or the world for that matter) can match that of the Pacific Northwest, especially here in the greater Bellevue area. With an average of 200 inches of rainfall per year, your home needs superb gutters for optimal drainage.
It is necessary to have well-maintained and designed gutters to save your home and landscaping from water damage. Whether you’re constructing a new home or keeping up with your routine maintenance, it is wise never to skip over the gutters.
First and foremost, gutters are a necessity here in PacNW. Without gutters, the water will run directly off your roof around the entire perimeter. This excess water hitting the ground directly, will cause excessive erosion and damage to your home’s foundation. Sno-King Contractors offer gutter installation for new construction or for an older home looking for an upgrade. Hiring a professional to install your gutters ensures the project is done safely, quickly and efficiently.
If your home has weathered a few rough storms in the past years, chances are your gutters may need repair. The main purpose of a gutter system is to take the water that runs off your roof down and away from your home’s foundation.
Common problems that call for a great gutter repair are:
- broken downspout or pouring too close to the foundation
- falling away from home
- holes and/or leaks
- incorrect gutter pitch
For our heavy rainfall homes here in Washington, we recommend a thorough gutter cleaning twice a year. A quick gutter cleanse means you can save your home from potential damage. If your gutters get too clogged, they can weigh down and break or pull away from your home. When the water can’t drain efficiently, it will sit which leads to rot on your roof and siding. Furthermore, standing water is heaven for bugs which means it could lead to an infestation. Ultimately, this preventive chore will save you hassle in the future.