First a howling blizzard woke us,

Then the rain came down to soak us,

And now before the eye can focus —

Crocus.

~Lilja Rogers

Spring. It is most certainly the season that everyone looks forward to the most, especially after a long cold winter. A time of rebirth and renewal, spring is often referred to as a new start. It can be like watching the earth wake up from a long, cold, winter slumber. The grass begins to come back to life. The trees begin to get fuller and the flowers start to peek up through the grass. Such wonder. It’s time for us to get back outside to start enjoying all the beauty that our yards have to offer.

One of the keys to having a flourishing yard and landscape is water drainage. Nevada is the nation’s driest state, with an average of 9.5 inches and Hawaii is our wettest with 70.3. Most of us sit quite comfortably in-between these two. Rain, spring melt and or winter run off happens quite quickly. One day is cold and dreary and the next the temperature has warmed up just enough to begin the spring thaw.

Amidst the spring thaw the ground seems to be afloat in cold water. You wonder if the grass and plants will just float away. The thirsty earth seems to be drinking it up bit by bit. But, then in April something changes. The April showers hit. We know that ‘April showers bring May flowers’, but sometimes it feels more like April floods will make more mud!

Proper water drainage begins with your gutter system on your house. Yes, it is a system. Your gutters importance goes way beyond just mere a water deflection. A properly designed and maintained gutter system will move water off from your home and redistribute it away from your foundation and into your landscaping system.

Many people think that gutter is an optional item on their home. It really shouldn’t be. A gutter system helps your home and family in many ways:

  • Entrance points are kept drier as people enter and exit your home.

  • Foundations are more stable, as excess water can work its way under your foundation and erode away the dirt.

  • Basements are drier. The rainwater is not saturating the ground and creeping in your foundation walls.

  • Wood rot is decreased. Pushing the water away from the house and all its wood components will decrease the amount of potential wood rot by keeping the wood dry.

Here at Window Nation we offer RainPro gutter. This sleek aluminum seamless gutter is barely noticeable and is very durable. It is available in a variety of designer colors and is protected with an exclusive ScratchGuard Paint finish that comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Water control is crucial for your home. If you are concerned that your gutters will not handle the April showers this spring than its time to let us fix that problem for you.