The Impact Gutters Have on Your Backyard

When you think of the tools you use around your backyard, items like lawnmowers, gardening tools, brooms and hoses come to mind—which means you may be underestimating the impact that rain gutters can have on your yard. Whether you have custom gutters in Bay Shore, NY or you still have the old leaky gutters that came with your home, you might be surprised at just how much your gutters can do for the backyard.

Think of it this way: your lawn needs to be watered, but runoff from poorly installed or leaking gutters isn’t the way to get it done. If you allow your leaky gutters to create puddles in the backyard, you’ll cause other lawn issues—and the rest of your lawn might not be getting enough water to survive and thrive.

Here are some of the problems you might encounter when you have broken, leaking gutters:

  • Leaking: When your gutters leak or cause standing water, that water can get into your home’s foundation, basement and even the walls. That’s because of a concept called liquid adhesion—the same one that makes LeafGuard’s gutters so effective at collecting water and nothing else. The principle of liquid adhesion states that as liquids flow, they adhere to the surface they’re moving across. If water moves into a rain gutter, it can be properly collected and diverted away from your home. If your gutters are clogged or leaking, however, the water will move down the walls and into the foundation or basement. This leads to flooding, mold and other serious water damage, including cracked or shifting foundations.
  • Standing water: Standing water around your home is never a good thing. In fact, pooling water attracts mosquitoes. If you don’t want to become an insect’s lunch, it’s best to make sure any collected water moves away from the home and does not end up standing in your yard.
  • Erosion: Finally, uncontrolled water runoff can lead to erosion problems. Homeowners tend to underestimate just how much damage water can do to their yards. Not only will it wear away the soil, leaving your yard looking perpetually dirty and unkempt, but it can also expose your foundation, pipes and utility lines.

Don’t risk these water-related problems—get custom gutters in Bay Shore, NY. LeafGuard gutters are designed to collect rainfall and snow runoff while remaining clog-free. The guards use the principle of liquid adhesion to guide water into the troughs, while keeping leaves, dirt and debris out. That means you’ll never have to deal with clogged gutters again.

Interested in getting your own seamless LeafGuard gutters? We’ll measure your home and cut custom gutters on the spot. Seamless gutters are great for preventing clogs and leaks, and with our expert installation service, you can rest assured that rainfall will be appropriately diverted. This will leave your lawn and home looking great for years to come.

For more information about LeafGuard gutters, or to schedule a consultation to discuss your needs, call Long Island LeafGuard Gutter Company today.