Gutters are a very important part of your roofing system. Many people can think this is not significant at all, but if you choose the proper roof drainage system, you will be grateful with yourself when you don’t have to climb ladders periodically to clean tons of leaves, pine needles or twigs.
Gutters comes in several sizes, colors and shapes called profiles. They are made of either aluminum, steel, zinc or vinyl. Common shapes are:
K-style gutters: they have flat bottoms and backs, and the front side of the gutter usually has a decorative shape, such as a curve or ogee, that mimics crown molding.
Half-round gutters: they are exactly what the name suggests: half-round tubes. Half-round gutters often are found on older, historic homes.
Let’s face it, you would rather spend time with your family than cleaning downspouts or your gutters. For that reason, you can add some features that will make your cleaning job a lot easier: Gutter Guards! They provide assurance that gutters won’t get clogged with leaves or large debris. They also allow you to maintain your gutter system more easily. Gutter guards can also stop gutters from prematurely rusting due to wet debris residing in gutters.
You can be thinking: What can happen to my house if I don’t choose the right guttering system? Well, your house can be confronting several damage, and will cost you more than the initial investment. Some of consequences could be:
- Basement water damage
- Mold growth
- Water spots on side of house
- Icy, unsafe walkways in winter
- Accelerates rotting and/or weakening of wood
- Lower the value of your house
One of the gutter systems that we sell and install is Shur Flo Gutter Protection System. The other system we sell and install is Leafproof Gutter Protection System. That is why making wise decisions now will save you time and money. Our House Restoration will be on your side the whole process. Just call us and we’ll take care of your needs.