If a quality roof is number one when it comes to protecting your home or business, your gutters and downspouts are a close second. There are some telltale signs your gutters may need to be replaced. You might see signs of physical wear and tear such as cracks, splits, sagging, and pulling away from the building. However, a trained eye would also look for pools of water, watermarks, or mildew under the gutters and around the foundation. These are signs your gutters are not doing their job. Our team has experience with residential & commercial gutter and downspout projects and offers a variety of styles and materials.
Gutters are in place to allow water to flow away from your building. Damaged, leaking, or blocked gutters allow water and debris to build up on your roof and around its foundation. This can lead to flooding, leaking, mold, and mildew. New gutters keep your property dry and mold free.
Aluminum gutters are one of the most popular options. Much of this is due to the its light weight construction and easy of installation. This makes it favorite for many contractors. Aluminum gutters are also resistant to corrosion and can be color matched to your home.
Steel gutters come in a variety of options, but they all share a sturdy construction. This strength allows them to hold up to the elements such as falling limbs and ice. However, steel gutters will rust if not properly protected and maintained. Stainless steel and other coated steel are options to consider.
When compared with other materials vinyl is a much less expensive. Since it is made from a strong form of plastic it will not rust or corrode. This means they are lower maintenance as well. They are not painted but the plastic is the same color through the material. You won’t have to repaint them when dented or scratched. Vinyl is a light weight materials which makes installation easier for the DIYers out there.
Copper gutters add beautiful character to your home. The are corrosion resistant and will develop the desired patina over time. This unique look with cost you and have to be installed by a professional. However, there is know doubt your home will be the envy of the neighbor hood.
Zinc gutters combine strength of steel without the worry of rust or corrosion. They will develop a protective patina overtime and are not painted. These desirable traits come at a cost. Zinc is and expensive material and requires a professional installation.