How Can Rain Damage My Home

heavy rain with home showing

Rain is inevitable in the life of a homeowner. Did you know that eight out of 10 incidents to go wrong with a home today have to do with water damage? Rain can cause detrimental harm to your home in ways you wouldn’t always think of.

 

Flooding


When heavy rains fall, the soil becomes oversaturated with water. If the water has nowhere to go, it can seep into your basement through cracks in the concrete wall or even up through the basement floor. This can cause pressure on your foundation, producing flood damage to the infrastructure of your home. And if you use your basement for storing precious personal items, you can say goodbye to them when they become waterlogged. Soaking rains can penetrate the electrical wiring and panels, destroying your power and possibly even causing a fire. The moisture can also cause mold growth which is harmful to your health.

 

 

Roof Damage


When it rains, water can collect on your roof. This can break down the roofing materials – shingles, underlayment, and wood. Once these have been permeated, the water will eventually enter your home, leaking into your attic and possibly your upper floors and ceilings.

 

 

Siding Damage


Rain can also cause siding damage to your home. If left without repair, water can get underneath the siding and cause mold and rot. And the rain that falls on your siding will continue down the wall and into your landscaping, flooding the beds, washing away mulch and dirt, and causing damage to the plants.

 

Sewer Backup in Basement 

How Can LeafGuard® Prevents Water Related Damage to Your Home?


Properly installed gutters will help avoid most of these problems. All gutters carry water away from your home, but only LeafGuard does it with a patented, debris shedding design that is better than any other gutter guard on the market today. No other gutter system is designed to provide LeafGuard’s level of quality protection, eliminating the problems homeowners worry most about:

 

  • Rotting fascia and soffit 
  • Damaged foundation
  • Basement flooding
  • Damaged driveway
  • Landscape erosion
  • Damaged roof
  • Mold and mildew
  • Insects and pests

LeafGuard’s patented clog-free design eliminates water damage to your home caused by clogged gutters. Other gutter systems are multi-piece with seams that are vulnerable to leaks, rust, and sag. Many of these gutter systems go over the top of your already existing gutter, and that's just leaving a poor product in place. LeafGuard’s seamless one-piece design has no gaps or seams for water to leak through and won’t pull away or sag, guaranteed*.


*Guaranteed not to clog, or we will clean your gutters for free.