If you are like most people, you spend absolutely no time thinking about the rain gutters on your home until there is a problem. This lack of foresight led to rain gutters being designed and installed in basically the same way for the last hundred years. Now, Truss Building Products, LLC has developed the SnapLock Gutter System, the first gutter system of its kind.
This system offers home and business owners a real choice, one that can make a real difference in the longevity of their gutters and the roof as a whole. If you need work done to your rain gutters or other roof repairs in Jacksonville, consider having the system installed on your home or business.
Although they come in many different sizes, shapes and configurations, traditional rain gutters are all installed in the same basic manner. All involve the use of metal rods, screws or spikes, holes drilled into roof supports and a gutter that is pressed snugly against the roof. Over time these installation methods lead to a host of problems. These include rotting due to rain water finding its way in between the gutter and the roof, mold growth because that moisture cannot dry adequately with little air flow between the roof support and the gutter, and ultimately, gutter separation as the degraded wood can no longer support the weight of the gutter.
The creators of the gutter system have improved the way gutters are installed and thus reduced the need for roof repairs in Jacksonville and around the country with their innovative approach. This gutter system creates a tight seal to your roof line without putting any nails, screws or other hole creating attachments into your roof support wood. This prevents damage into the roof line and prevents the seepage of water into the wood where it can cause rot or mold and, in colder climates, freeze, expand, and crack the wood.
Instead of the roof line, the gutters in the system are attached to a patented truss that supports it snugly against the shingled part of your roof while keeping it away from the wood that is supporting your roof. This separation allows for free air circulation which will aid in the prevention of rot and mold. These things can cause significant damage to the wood and shorten the functional lifetime of your roof as a whole leading to more roof repairs in Jacksonville and everywhere else.
Why SnapLock is Preferred
The installation of the system does not leave holes in the gutter itself. Traditionally, the nails or screws used to attach the gutter to the roof are driven directly through the gutters. This is done to provide extra support to keep the gutter in the correct position and tight against the roof. The problem is that wherever you have holes you have water seepage. Even if the holes in the gutters are tightly sealed during installation, eventually, they will begin to leak. The combination of moisture and lack of air flow caused by the gutter’s proximity to the roof support creates the perfect environment for rot and mold to flourish in.
None of this is ever a problem with SnapLock Gutters because there are no holes in the gutter itself. This means that the gutters last much longer than their traditionally installed counterparts and may put off the need for roof repairs in Jacksonville.
The SnapLock Gutter System can be installed on almost any roof line, regardless of the material the roof is made of or its configuration. Truss Building Products’ newest innovation, the Jumbo T-Wedge even makes it possible for this gutter system to be used on homes and businesses with angles up to 59 degrees and pitches up to 12/14. Previously these buildings could not use this system because of the inability to attach the Truss plumb.
Having a new roof installed on your home or business can be a very costly endeavor. Having good gutters installed may delay the need for a new roof by protecting the support wood from excessive moisture and rot. If you are already in need of a new roof, the gutter system may be a wise choice to protect and extend the life of your investment.
Do yourself a favor and take some time to consider your gutters today, even if you don’t think you have a problem. If you discover that your gutters are rusty or hanging off the roof line, that is your cue to talk to a professional. If you need roof repairs in Jacksonville and the surrounding area, call us at A.J. Wells Roofing Contractors. We have a knowledgeable and reliable team with over 40 years of roofing experience between us and we are ready to meet all of your roofing needs, including installation of the SnapLock Gutter System.