Why Rain Gutters

Why rain gutters? Is it really a necessary expense?

“I believe that the best and least expensive way to protect your most expensive investment (your home) is with a well-designed, properly maintained Rain Gutter System.”
-Scott Hunt, ATRG

Your new ATRG Rain Gutter system will…

Prevent Staining of Masonry from Splashback – Roof runoff is dirty. Don’t let your beautiful stonework turn into this:

Protect Decks, Flowerbeds, and Landscaping – Replacing any of these due to runoff water damage is costly and time consuming, and unnecessary if you have an efficient rain gutter system.

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Prevent Wood Rot of Fascia and Other Exterior Trim – The wood trim around exterior doors is very susceptible to water damage from splashback, especially around garage doors.

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Prevent Foundation Shifting and Breakage – The cost of foundation repair starts at $10,000 and goes up from there. The most cost effective way to prevent damage is to install a proper drainage system to remove roof runoff from around the slab. The following photos show typical slab erosion, the resulting foundation damage, and exterior wall damage. This water damage results from either not having a gutter system at all, or, in the case of this house, having a gutter system that is not installed properly to drain the water away from the house.

Slab Erosion

Slab Erosion

Foundation Crack

Foundation Crack

Wall Crack

Wall Crack

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