It can certainly be frustrating when you notice standing water in gutters that have been newly installed on your home. After all, you invested in a product that is supposed to help protect your home from damage caused by rainfall and snowmelt. But, is it reasonable to assume that every last drop of water will exit your new gutter system? Probably not. In fact, a small of amount of residual water is normal and will likely evaporate quickly when the sun comes out.
However, the amount of water should be very small, ¼-inch or less. Anything more can lead to potential issues, such as algae growth, which can cause a clog and mosquito-nesting. If you notice an excessive amount of standing water in your new gutters, then it’s time to check the warranty and give your contractor a call.
To ensure that the maximum amount of water is moved through your gutter system, you’ll want to choose a design that is 100 percent seamless. Standard gutters create seams where the sections come together. These seams are opportunity areas for dirt and debris to collect and cause a clog. But, a seamless design is free of these problematic areas, giving rainwater and snowmelt an unobstructed path to flow safely away from your home.
If you’re a homeowner in need of anew gutters for your home, don’t risk your investment on a subpar product that may lead to poor performance. Instead, choose BELDON® LeafGuard, the original and only one-piece gutter protection system. Because this exceptional product is constructed from a single piece of sturdy aluminum, there are no seams at all. Plus, a built-in curved hood lets water in but keeps leaves, twigs, and other airborne debris out. The result is a gutter protection system that is guaranteed never to clog. For more information, contact BELDON® today.