Have you ever seen a house without gutters? Probably not, because installing gutters is a very important way to protect an owner's investment in their home. The purpose of gutters is to collect and control rain water that falls on the roof, which in turn protects the roof, walls, and foundation of the house, and the landscaping around the home.
"When gutters get clogged, usually by leaves, twigs, tennis balls, and other debris, it can create a huge problem," said Rhett Wilborn, owner of Innovative Home Concepts, Inc. "Clogging can occur down the entire trough and in the downspouts, but the opening of the downspout is where bottlenecks typically occur."
According to Wilborn, if gutters aren't cleaned out, water will overflow into the house and over the front lip of the gutter. "Water in the house can cause damage to drywall, paint, and framing, and can ultimately result in mold, mold, and more mold," he explained. "Water over the lip of the gutter will erode landscaping, and can seep into the home's foundation, leading to unwanted settling. It can even cause flooding in the basement, resulting in more mold."
While homeowners can choose to clean the gutters themselves, the task is dangerous, time-consuming, and disgusting. "You can hire someone to clean the gutters, but it will be a reoccurring expense, and if a worker is injured, it can be a huge liability," said Wilborn. "The better option is to have a professional leaf and debris shedding system installed on your home; it comes with a lifetime no-clog warranty. If clogs occur, the company comes out and cleans them at no charge. Luckily, a company located right here in Crystal Lake sells the best clog-free gutter system available: Gutter Shutter, by Innovative Home Concepts."
For more information about the highly effective Gutter Shutter system, please visit https://www.innovativehomeconcepts.com/gutter-guards-chicago, or contact:
Innovative Home Concepts, Inc.
4410 IL-176 #1
Crystal Lake, IL 60014