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Homeowners Guide to Gutter Parts Presented By: Rain Drain & LeafGuard

When looking at your gutters, you may not realize how complex it is. For your knowledge we have created this guide to better understand how rain drains to the right way parts of your landscape. Looking at your gutters, it’s easy to identify key pieces in the puzzle. Knowing what your gutters are is something else. Rain Drain and LeafGuard will cover what is important. Downspout Look at your gutters and you will see several downspouts through your home. These downspouts are an important part of the Rain Drain gutter system. They help to divert that water away from your home. This protects the foundation and prevents erosion. Elbow Every gutter system needs something known as an elbow. The elbow is a valuable part to any gutter system because it helps to direct the water away from the foundation and driveway. If too much water pools around your house, it can be really dangerous, which is why the elbow helps to do its job and direct water and ice away from the foundation and driveway. Downspout Extension When you look at the downspout on your home, you may see that there are not any downspout extensions. These extensions are super important as they help direct the water away from your home. These extensions attach to your downspout. Hidden Hangers You may not even be able to see these hangers from where you’re standing, but they are super important. You cannot see these from the ground, when looking up. However, these hidden hangers help keep the gutters hung. End Cap You may never even have given thought to this part...

7 Reasons RainDrain Recommends LeafGuard For Your Home Renovation Project

How many times do you clean you gutters. If you have trees in your backyard, on average it will be 3 times per year. There’s climbing the ladder in the Spring to remove those pesky helicopter leaves that are found all over, especially in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Then, in the summer to remove twigs and other parts of birds nest, especially in and around Goshen. And of course, there is the fall time battle with slimy leaves of all kinds. Now, unless you are contracting out this task to the “Gutter Clean Team”, you most likely hate having to do it. When your gutters are lightly maintained only once every 5-6 years instead due to a quality product like LeafGuard, best and more cost-effective than the alternatives. Check out how LeafGuard works: http://raindraininc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Animation-of-How-LeafGuard-Brand-Gutters-Work.mp4 This thought process leads to… 7 Reasons RainDrain recommends LeafGuard. Safety is a great concern for many people when it comes to cleaning out gutters. That said, by using the right tools many of these risks could be mitigated. However, it is more about increasing the value of your home, and protecting the investment made by homeowners. LeafGuard is not for everyone, we get that. that said, you need to know why we stand behind the highest quality brand in the gutter industry. #1. You will be able to protect the foundation of your home. When you have clogged gutters, the water can run down the side of your home. Water can do a lot of damage when it sits around the foundation of your home. When you have LeafGuard , the water drains properly. #2. Keep...