Rain Gutters Arlington, TX
If you live in Arlington, chances are you are used to the Texas weather. With a rainfall average of almost 34″ per year with the highest months being March, May, June, September and October, our North Texas rains tend to not come in drips but rather deluges of biblical proportions. The term gullywasher is a very Texas term for a reason. And when these downpours occur you want to to have your home protected by solid guttering or else face the consequences.
Guttering is an Investment
Bad things can happen with water at your home, particularly water flowing at high volumes. From seeping into the attic and then dripping into living areas to damage to foundations, trust us when we say you want to move the water where YOU want it to go, not where it wants to go.
Rain gutters might seem minor home inclusions, but they are critical components of a home or commercial roofing system. They are a long-term investment in the infrastructure of your business, facility, or home. Across Arlington, thousands of of feet of gutter are installed each year, yet there is not much information available to guide or educate consumers when its time to install or replace their rain gutters. CNC Gutters believes in an educated customer. That’s why when you schedule a free estimate with CNC we want to be your complete and accurate source for everything you need to know about gutters. We don’t want to sell with with gimmicks, but provide the knowledge so you can make an informed decision when choosing a gutter system.
Why Your Arlington Home or Business Needs a Gutter System
Gutters are troughs which collect rain water running off a roof and direct or channel it to where it needs to go- away from your windows, siding, doors and foundation. These troughs are properly sloped in order to carry the water to the downspouts that carry the rain water to the ground. The most commonly used gutters are open gutters. Think of this gutter like an open topped waterslide to deliver water away from the facility. Closed gutters – like a tunnel – are not commonly used because there are less points for water to enter the gutter system. Because of the open top of most gutters, regular care should given to ensure debris and leaves do not clog the gutter. Fortunately, the seamless, aluminum gutters CNC Gutters use require less maintenance than vinyl gutters. They also can deliver more water away from your home because of the larger downspouts we use.
In the course of collecting water, open rain gutters also collect leaves, acorns, pine needles, and other debris which can cause clogs anywhere in the gutter itself or sometimes in the downspouts. In dry conditions clogged gutters are a fire hazard; and during heavy rains, clogged gutters and downspouts can cause rainwater to overflow, potentially causing substantial damage to your building, landscaping and basement.
Gutter guards, covers for gutters, and gutter screens helps to avoid debris buildup in the trough or downspout of the gutter.
Gutters are a Sort of Insurance Policy Against Other Problems
You can view guttering as an element of insurance against further damage. While it is not a formal or contractual insurance policy, a properly installed gutter system helps to reduce risks that you don’t want to occur.
Without gutters of with poorly functioning gutters, you risk:
- Basement flooding
- Foundation cracking and settlement
- Soil erosion
- Dry-rot on fascia boards, soffit, and roof
- Paint damage
- Window, door and siding damage
- Mold damage
- Fire damage from dry debris in gutters in dry, high wind, fire-prone areas (like Arlington!)
Yikes! Don’t Wait For This to Happen
So don’t be like many homeowners and only give attention to your gutters (or lack of) once something bad happens. A gutter evaluation and estimate by CNC Gutters is free and you are under no obligation. We use only seamless gutters, to maximize the investment you are making in your home.
Call us today at 817-476-0145 or complete the contact form for a FREE Estimate.