Affordable Gutters In Chattanooga
Keep the Water Flowing Away From Your Home
One of the primary reasons for leaks within a house are due to poor drainage from the gutter system installed on the house. Each and every spring, you should clean all debris from your gutters and inspect them to make sure they are properly draining the water off your roof and away from your house. If you find that your gutters are either damaged, or need replaced, Alltimate Exteriors provides complete services to accomplish this task for you.
Many times our gutter replacement service is used in conjunction with a roof replacement, new siding installation. Choosing Alltimate Exteriors to do all the work for you will greatly reduce the headache you might have hiring 3-4 other contractors. Contact us today so we can get started on your project!
Protect Your Investment with a New Gutter System from Alltimate
Gutters are usually taken for granted–until it rains! If they are not taken care of, they can cause extensive damage to both the outside and inside of your home.
Not only do gutters help direct water away from the foundation (if installed correctly), they are also important for routing water away from walkways where ice can build up and cause damage or create injury risk. Many older homes have poorly designed water drainage systems. Alltimate Exteriors can consult with you on your water problems.
It is hard to imagine the extensive damage that can be caused by something as delicate as a leaf. Leaves can clog gutters and downspouts resulting in severe problems and expensive home repairs. At Alltimate Exteriors, we offer the most advanced systems for gutter protection.
Common Gutter Problems
If your gutters are damaged, sagging, missing parts or improperly installed, it is unfortunate but likely that exterior damage to your home is sure to follow. A gutter that is missing, or that drains too close to the house will saturate the ground and your basement or crawl space. This wet saturated ground can produce a variety of problems:
- Creates a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
- Erosion of your basement walls and/or foundation.
- Leaks and cracks in your foundation can occur and will quickly worsen in the winter months when the freezing and thawing occurs.
- Driveways and walkways will sink and rise, interior and exterior walls and floors can warp, bow or become wet, molded or stained. Water penetration into your home can create major headaches.
Act first to prevent issues with your greatest investment–your home.
Winter Ice Dams Can Wreak Havoc on Your Roof and Gutters
An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. Water seepage into your home can cause mold and mildew growth and affect your indoor air quality and health.
Ice Dams are caused by heat loss within your home, the outdoor temperatures and snow cover on your roof. The dam grows as it is fed by the melting snow above it, but it will limit itself to the portions of the roof that are on the average below 32°F. So the water above backs up behind the ice dam and remains a liquid. This water finds cracks and openings in the exterior roof covering and flows into the attic space. From the attic it could flow into exterior walls or through the ceiling insulation.
Installing a proper guttering system and making sure it’s kept in good repair, and keeping proper attic ventilation can prevent major issues with your attic, roof, walls and insulation. Contact Alltimate today for a FREE gutter and roof inspection to see if your home is at risk for ice damming, or water penetration because your gutter system is damaged or inadequate. We offer several types of guttering systems, including seamless gutters and gutter guards.