What You Need to Know about SnapLock Gutters and Water Management

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What You Need to Know about SnapLock Gutters and Water Management

Your home’s gutter system serves a single, critically-important purpose: to catch rainwater flowing off the roof and redirect it via troughs and downspouts so it drains away harmlessly a safe distance from your home’s exterior cladding and foundation. If your gutters aren’t designed well, or they’re in poor shape, they won’t be effective at water management, and your home is likely to suffer damage because of it.

SnapLock Gutters: The Protective Solution for Water Management Woes

SnapLock gutters are purposely designed to solve the common water management problems that plague average gutter systems, so they’re able to handle rainwater run-off without deteriorating. This gives the SnapLock system exceptional water-handling capabilities to better protect your home from:

  • Repeated gutter clogs that cause water overflows and backups
  • Rotted fascia and trim boards
  • Deterioration of the roof decking
  • Foundation instability due to soil erosion
  • Ruined landscaping and hardscaping
  • Water-damaged siding, brick or stonework
  • Mold and mildew growth

How SnapLock Gutters Control Water Flow

Most rain gutters look great and function pretty well when they’re new. Over time, due to the flawed installation method used – typically, screws, nails or spikes driven through the gutter into the fascia, it’s inevitable that your gutters will sag and pull away from the roof edge. As they deteriorate, your home becomes increasingly vulnerable to all the above-mentioned types of costly damage.

The SnapLock system avoids all these issues and provides exceptional water management, thanks to the innovative installation techniques it employs:

  • No holes. There are no nails, spikes or screws necessary to attach a gutter with the SnapLock system, so there are no leak-prone holes poked through your gutters. Instead, a specialized truss is placed beneath the roof’s drip edge, and a unique bracket gets crimped to the back of the gutter. Then, the two are snapped and locked together to form a watertight seal between the gutters and roof edge.
  • Free movement. SnapLock’s truss also allows the gutter to float freely so it doesn’t twist out of shape and become ineffective due to normal expansion and contraction.
  • Ample airflow. The SnapLock attachment method is designed to leave a quarter-inch of clearance between the back of the gutter and trim board, which prevents the fascia board decay that causes sagging and eventual gutter failure.

To learn how SnapLock gutters can protect your Boerne-area home from damage through highly-evolved water management, contact us today at Quality Gutter Systems!

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