Copper Rain Gutters Los Angeles
Rain gutters are an incredibly important, but often neglected and forgotten, aspect of your house. Even if you do not live in a particularly rainy area, any amount of rain that does fall can potentially damage your house and its foundation, especially if your house does not have rain gutters. As rain gutters are situated high above your head, right under the eaves of roofs, there is a good chance that you simply forget that they are there and therefore forget to maintain them; poorly maintained rain gutters can cause just as many problems as a lack of rain gutters.
Why You Need Rain Gutters in Los Angeles
Although Los Angeles, and Southern California in general, is not known to be a rainy region, it still gets an average rainfall of about 15 inches per year, which is more than enough rain to be able to cause structural and foundational damages to houses. Even though 15 inches of rain may seem like nothing compared to the rainfall that places like Seattle and Portland experience, the thing about rain in Southern California is that it all tends to happen within a short time span.
The majority of rainfall in Los Angeles occurs during the late spring and early summer, within a span of about three months or so, meaning that a good portion of those 15 inches of annual rain will affect your house within a matter of several weeks. It should also be noted that every few years, El Nino makes an appearance in Southern California, which can cause a tremendous amount of rainfall in the region, making houses without or with inadequate rain gutters even more susceptible to damages caused by the rain.
All that rainfall in such a short amount of time will, accordingly, allow large pools of water to form just about everywhere for days on end. Rainwater that falls on your roof will slide down off the side and pool on the ground right below, at the base of the house. All that pooling water can cause serious damage- especially when they form around the bases of houses. The larger the pool of water and the longer it remains, the greater the chance that water will seep in through the foundation and exterior siding of your house, potentially causing thousands of dollars in damages.
By installing adequate rain gutters on your house, you can ensure that any rainwater runoff off the roof doesn’t end up pooling up at the base of your house. The rain gutters will lead the water away to a predetermined area where it cannot affect the structures of your house or its foundation.
Don’t let the rainfall in Southern California catch you off guard! Protect one of your biggest investments by installing adequate rain gutters for your house- it can end up saving you thousands of dollars in the future.
Rain Gutter Maintenance
Having rain gutters is virtually useless if you fail to properly maintain them. Gutters that are clogged with leaves and other debris can cause pretty much the same problems as a house that does not have rain gutters at all, as clogged gutters will allow rainwater to fall around the base of the house due to the lack of a proper outlet. Additionally, the stagnant water that builds up in clogged gutters is a great breeding ground for mosquitoes.
It is recommended that you clean out your rain gutters and downspout at least twice a year; you may need to clean out your rain gutters more often than that during rainy season, especially if you have trees on your property as the leaves that fall can clog your gutters. You should take extreme care when cleaning out your gutters, never reaching beyond what you are comfortable with. After you have finished cleaning out your gutters, you should run water from your garden hose down them to make sure that they are indeed unclogged.
Rain Gutter Services Offered
With The Rain Gutter Specialists, you can expect the following services:
- Rain gutter system consultation and installation
- Installation of rain barrels (holds water run-ff) & rain chains (helps drain gutters)
- Colors & finishes for gutters
We offer the following types of gutters:
If you would like to know more about rain gutters and how they can protect your home, please call us at 818.779.1580- we are happy to help you out with any rain gutter endeavor you may have!