Gutters Installation & Repair
An inch of rainfall doesn’t sound like much. But when it falls on an average-size roof, it adds up to a 1,900-gallon torrent sluicing off the eaves. That’s an awful lot of water that can cause an awful lot of damage if your gutters aren’t up to the task of controlling it. And the basement? Better fire up the sump pump. Get the idea? Before that next storm arrives, it’s a good idea to consider how your house will weather it, which brings us to the subject of gutters.
Gutters handle a critical task: routing the runoff from a very large surface—your roof—to proper drainage away from the house. By doing this, they keep your house high and dry, protecting siding, windows, doors, and foundation from water damage.
Though most gutters are installed on existing roofs, adding them during re-roofing simplifies installation and allows them to be fully integrated into the roof system. If you’re thinking about installing a new roof, your timing couldn’t be better.
The most popular kind of installed gutters are seamless, which are custom-fashioned right on-site. Seamless gutters are extruded from metal "coil" stock, using a special machine that's brought to your home by a gutter fabricator. Gutters of nearly any length can be made by this machine.
As the name implies, seamless gutters do not have potentially leaky seams along their lengths, which is their biggest selling point. The extra-long troughs are mounted along the eaves and joined at corners—both inside and outside—using special connecting components and downspout outlets.
Leaf Guards allow homeowners to say goodbye to cleaning gutters because the hood that covers the gutter deflects leaves and other debris from collecting in your gutters, which keeps rainwater running freely and safely away from your home—each and every time it rains.
There is so much to consider when choosing new gutters, including shape, material, and cost. But don't overlook performance and quality, which will over time reward you with reduced maintenance and lasting beauty.
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