In North Richland Hills, Gutters are Essential. But Why?

It's Green Infrastructure for Homeowners

In North Richland Hills, an individual homeowner's green infrastructure is primarily comprised of a well-maintained seamless gutter system. The gutter system's key role is to prevent flooding and other damage caused by uncontrolled stormwater.

How Does It Work?

The gutter system collects rainwater from the roof and channels it through the gutters and downspouts. The water is diverted away from the home's foundation to other areas, like the yard, to be absorbed by plants and soil. This natural, green stormwater infrastructure approach protects the home, while also reducing erosion, filtering pollutants, and contributing to plant growth.

Gutter Tex helps you create a well-maintained gutter system as an essential part of a sustainable and resilient rainwater eco-system.

The Top 3 Rainwater Management Challenges

The NRH Water Conservation Plan encourages residents to conserve water by not wasting it and improving efficiency in their use of water.

Your home's gutter system plays an essential role in smart and ecological conservation of rainwater.

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Gray Infrastructure Load

Gray infrastructure refers to city pipes, swales, storm drains, retention ponds. In many burgeoning areas it's at capacity, which is why North Richland Hills is turning to green infrastructure to filter and absorb stormwater where it falls, instead watershedding or driving it to rivers and lakes. Your gutter system helps to relieve the burden on existing stormwater drainage.

Water Pollution

There are concerns about the pollutants picked up in the storm run-off from streets, parking lots and lawns, and then deposited in lakes, and rivers where it harms aquatic eco-systems. Ultimately, our own water supply is affected. The Defend the Drains program highlights the importance of being thoughtful about what you put in your drains. And this also applies to your gutter system.

Mosquitoes

Although Tarrant County sprays areas where mosquito-borne viruses are detected, most of us are left on our own to fight the vicious floodwater mosquitoes, sometimes referred to as the Texas state bird! Residents can report neighbors who invite mosquito breeding by neglecting pools and broken gutters. All residents are asked to keep their gutters clean and clear to help control the mosquito population. 

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This nice town near the big city of Fort Worth is friendly, family-oriented, and offers all the conveniences of city living at a slower suburban pace. One big draw for residents is the amazing climate which features four distinct seasons. The icing on the cake is that winters are mild; it rarely snows or freezes. On average, it rains 74 days a year in the North Richland Hills area, mostly in spring, and there's a potential for flooding.

But in late summer and fall, drought is a major concern. The NRH Water Conservation Plan advises residents on ways to conserve water.

Your home's gutter system plays an essential role in smart and ecological management of rainwater.

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Gutter Cleaning

Hazards Stemming from Poorly Maintained Gutters

Your gutters are the central part of your individual green infrastructure system. It's important that they are clear and in good repair for many reasons.

  1. Soil Erosion
    If they're clogged or damaged, rainwater accumulates near the home's foundation, which causes soil erosion as well as potential flooding of your basement or crawl space.
  2. Fire Hazard
    Another hazard comes from dried leaves in the gutters. Can you imagine what happens if a tiny ember from your backyard grill finds its way into a clogged gutter full of dry stuff? Boom! Next thing you know, the fire is making its way up to your roof and attic.
  3. Structural Damage
    Clogged gutters cause many more problems. For instance, the weight of water stuck in the gutter trough can cause your gutters to bend and warp, or even rip free from the house. Standing water in the gutters rots shingles and flashing. Overflowing rainwater can even run down your inside walls, eroding windowsills, crown molding and door jambs. Not to mention inviting mildew and mold into your living spaces.

Gutter Cleaning: An Unpleasant and Risky Chore

Cleaning gutters twice a year is a must, and summer's a perfect time for it. But seriously, who wants to risk getting hurt or feeling the heat while doing that messy chore? Especially when you could be having a blast at NRH20 Family Water Park on those sunny summer days!

Our Gutter Tex gutter cleaning professionals clean your gutters efficiently and safely using state-of-the-art equipment and eco-friendly cleaning solutions.

You can even schedule regular cleaning with us for worry-free, budget-friendly, year-round gutter maintenance.

As part of our Gutter Tex cleaning protocol, we inspect your gutters for damage or weaknesses, and notify you of any problems we observe, as well as propose remedial solutions.

Highly Recommend!

Gutter Tex installed new gutters a couple years ago and did an awesome job! I called them recently for a cleaning and maintenance check, and was so pleased with their responsiveness and professionalism. They scheduled me promptly, kept me informed on their arrival and even sent pictures of the cleaning after the service. Very reasonably priced and an overall great experience. Highly recommend!

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Gutter Repairs

You don’t always need a new gutter system. But, at some stage, your gutter system may require repairs to operate optimally.

It can be difficult for a homeowner to spot minor gutter damage, especially looking up from the ground. And that's where our professional expertise and equipment comes in.

We offer carpentry when siding repair, exterior trim repair or installation is required. We also repair or replace worn or damaged hangers and attachments.

Gutter Installations

Gutter Tex is the place to call for brand-new gutter installation.

Picture this: our team rolls up and custom crafts your gutters right where you need them.

And get this, all our seamless gutters come with their own warranties, so you know the materials are top-notch.

But hey, we're confident in our work too. That's why we back every new installation with a five-year limited labor warranty.

We've been at this for over 15 years, so when it comes to gutters, we're the experts. Want to know how budget-friendly seamless can be? Let's chat!

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Why Seamless Gutters?

Gutters have been in use for centuries, and today's modern seamless gutter represents the ultimate pinnacle of gutter system achievement!

Seamless gutters experience way fewer snags because there are way fewer joints. And here's the deal, we use rivets instead of screws, so your gutters get a snug fit and you worry less about rust.

Plus, we offer seamless gutters made of several materials - aluminum, galvalume or copper - take your pick!

But wait, there's more! Our aluminum gutters come in 50+ colors to complement any home.

The Allure of Copper Gutters

Copper is durable and long-lasting as well as resistant to rust, corrosion and UV ray damage.

Famous for the signature blue-green patina, copper gutters are incredibly beautiful with a classic elegance that enhances traditional, colonial, mission revival, and modern homes.

Copper gutters come in a range of shapes and sizes including box-style, K-style and half-round to accommodate all architectural styles.

Yes, they're more expensive, but their aesthetic appeal and durability make them a superior choice for discerning homeowners looking for the best gutter system available.

For inspiration, see some of our recent copper, and other, gutter projects.

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Gutter FAQs

How long can I expect my new gutters to last?

  • A seamless system (aluminum or galvanized) has an expected lifespan of about twenty years.
  • Copper systems last around fifty years.
  • Sectional gutters have much shorter life spans.

If your house has no gutters, or your system is reaching the end of its expected life, let's talk about new gutters.

Are seamless gutters expensive?

Installing quality gutters is a financially sensible investment and well worth the cost.

View our FAQ page for answers to more questions.


Rainwater Collection Systems

The city of North Richland Hills enforces mandatory water use ordinances to conserve water and limit flooding. So what can you, an individual homeowner, do to help?

Let's look at some delightful rainwater collection strategies that divert water away from homes and storm drains while reducing pollution.

Rain Barrels

Texas Smart Scape enthusiastically reminds us that "Rainwater is free and better for your plants than tap water." So, let's add a barrel or two to your gutter system!

The water you collect in your barrel can be used for:

  • watering potted plants
  • filling birdbaths
  • rinsing hands
  • washing your car
  • outdoor water features like ponds and fountains

Gutter Tex crew modifies the downspout or rain chain to direct the flow of water from the gutter to the rain barrel.

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Rain Chains

Rain chains reduce clogging by allowing debris to fall to the ground, rather than getting stopped up in your downspout system.

We can help you determine where to position both rain chains and traditional downspouts to create the best possible gutter system for your home.

Rain chains are beautiful décor on the outside of your home and look even more charming with water rushing through them.

Bonus! They sound lovely when it rains, delivering a musical resonance a bit like wind chimes.

Your Gutter Tex technician is happy to install rain chains with your gutter system.

Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are becoming very popular in northeast Texas. Neither a pond nor a wetland, the rain garden may be dry most of the year, however, when we get a storm, water from your gutters is diverted to an area of the yard that has been prepared to receive it. Your rain garden works like a sponge and natural filter, cleaning pollutants as the water percolates slowly into the surrounding soil.

Build a rain garden by diverting water from your downspout to a shallow depression in your yard. The ideal location for a rain garden is where water naturally gathers, like at the bottom of a slope in the yard. Fill a channel that stretches from your home to the garden with river rock to divert the water properly, or use a French drain. Fill the garden itself with low-maintenance native plants like Bluestem, Buttonbush, Coneflower, and Frogfruit.

Let us know and your Gutter Tex tech will add a downspout extension from the gutter to the rain garden channel.

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Are Gutter Guards Helpful?

Adding gutter guards to your new or existing gutters is a no-brainer decision that keeps dried leaves, debris, and pests out of your gutters.

The guards cover your gutter tops, like a fine sieve, blocking leaves and random organic matter from entering your gutters. With gutter guards, your gutters won’t need to be cleaned out as frequently, and they'll last longer.

Can't DIY Gutter Guards Be Bought Online or at a Store?

It's true that gutter guards are available to buy as a do-it-yourself project from home improvement stores. But be aware it's not a one-size-fits-all solution. Considerations such as the pitch of your roof, width and depth of your gutters, and the number of trees around your property need to be taken into account when designing your gutter guard protection.

Our technician looks at all the factors that make your home unique and designs your system accordingly. We’ll happily answer your questions about the various gutter guard brands, and bring product samples for you to review.

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Keep North Richland Hills Green with Good Gutters

Gutter Tex is your professional budget-friendly option for all your gutter needs, from installation to repair and cleaning.

We are bonded and insured ($2 million in liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance), offer a 5-year limited labor warranty, and are A rated with the Better Business Bureau.

Ask for the 10% discount for seniors, military, teachers, and first responders. A percentage of all sales are donated to local charities.

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