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Home Eavestrough and Leaf Guards in New York.

Eavestroughs, also known as gutters, channel rainwater away from the roof and foundation by directing water to downspouts and away from vulnerable areas. Leaf guards are a crucial addition to eavestroughs, designed to keep leaves, debris, and pests out of the gutters. Leaf guards work with eavestroughs and are essential year-round, preventing leaf clogs and rain flooding in the summer, and ice build-up in the winter.

So, what does this mean for you? It means less time for you scooping leaves off your rooftops and less water pooling on your roof. Also importantly, eavestroughs and leaf guards extend the lifespan of your roof and foundation by preventing water damage. At Dr. Roof and Waterproof, we offer expert installation and maintenance services to quite simply make your life a whole lot easier.

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Eavestroughs and Leaf Guards by Dr. Roof & Waterproof

At Dr. Roof and Waterproof, we understand all the necessary components needs for a perfectly harmonized roofing system. We provide expert installation and maintenance of eavestroughs and leaf guards in New York to protect your home from all kinds of weather and natural threats. Our team customizes each gutter system to ensure it meets the specific needs of your home and surroundings. We use high-quality, durable materials that withstand weather conditions and advanced installation techniques to make sure each gutter fits perfectly and the two systems always work in unison.

FAQs

Yes, installing leaf guards on your gutters offers several benefits:

  1. Prevents Clogs: Leaf guards keep leaves, twigs, and other debris out of your gutters, ensuring water flows freely.
  2. Reduces Maintenance: With leaf guards, you’ll need to clean your gutters less frequently, saving time and effort.
  3. Prevents Water Damage: By keeping gutters clear, leaf guards help prevent water overflow and potential damage to your home’s foundation, roof, and walls.
  4. Extends Gutter Life: Reducing debris buildup minimizes the risk of rust and corrosion, prolonging the lifespan of your gutters.
  5. Pest Prevention: Leaf guards deter birds, rodents, and insects from nesting in your gutters.
  6. Prevents Ice Dams: In colder climates, leaf guards can help reduce the formation of ice dams by keeping gutters clear.

Even though leaf guards are incredibly beneficial, and save you a lot of maintenance time overall, you will still need to empty them once in awhile.

  1. Periodic Inspection: Check your leaf guards periodically to ensure they are intact and functioning properly. Look for signs of wear, damage, or areas where debris may be accumulating.
  2. Remove Debris Buildup: While leaf guards significantly reduce the amount of debris entering your gutters, small particles and seeds can still get through. Occasionally clean off the top of the guards to prevent buildup.
  3. Check for Blockages: Ensure that no debris has bypassed the guards and created blockages at gutter joints, downspouts, or other critical areas.
  4. Seasonal Cleaning: Conduct a thorough cleaning at least once or twice a year, particularly in the fall and spring, to remove any accumulated debris and ensure your gutter system is working efficiently.

 

The general rule of thumb for gutters is:

  1. Gutter Size: Most standard homes use 5-inch gutters, but larger roofs may require 6-inch gutters to handle increased water volume.
  2. Downspout Placement: Install downspouts every 20-30 feet along the gutter to ensure efficient water drainage. Each downspout should be able to handle the water flow from the section of the roof it serves.
  3. Slope: Gutters should have a slight slope, typically 1/4 inch for every 10 feet, towards the downspouts to ensure proper water flow.
  4. Debris Guards: Consider installing leaf guards or gutter screens to minimize debris accumulation and reduce maintenance.

Gutters should be installed just below the edge of the roof, with a small gap to ensure effective water collection and prevent overflow. Here are the key guidelines:

  1. Distance from Roof Edge: Gutters should be installed 1 to 1.5 inches below the roof edge. This placement ensures that water flowing off the roof is captured effectively by the gutter.
  2. Angle Consideration: The slight gap allows for proper drainage and prevents water from splashing over the gutter during heavy rain.
  3. Slope: Ensure the gutter has a slight slope towards the downspouts (1/4 inch for every 10 feet) to facilitate proper water flow and prevent standing water.
 
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