Gutters are very important to any home or commercial property. They provide your roofing with necessary drainage, helping to protect your roof and home from water damage, many times delaying the need for roof replacement. A good gutter will help provide peace of mind whenever strong rains come pouring down.
If you’re looking for help in choosing a gutter system for your home, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some items to consider:
Gutters come in different materials: vinyl, aluminum, steel or copper. All of them vary in price, durability and beauty. Vinyl resists rust and rot. Aluminum is durable yet inexpensive. Steel is very tough and holds a lot of water. Copper is durable and beautiful.
After choosing a material, you’ll have to choose whether to get sectional or seamless gutters. Both have pros and cons, and so it’s ultimately up to your preference and your budget.
Sectional gutters are easy to install. In fact, you can install them yourself. These are more susceptible to leaking issues than seamless gutters, however.
Seamless gutters are custom-fit for your roof. With less joints, seamless gutters are less prone to leak issues. Unless the downspouts are clogged, there won’t be many problems with them.
You can choose from two popular styles or profiles: half round, known as U-Style, or a trough-shaped gutter known as K-Style.
K-style gutters are more modern looking and have larger capacity compared to the U-style. One the other hand, U-style gutters are easier to clean and provide a more traditional or historical look.
You will need to choose a size big enough to handle the maximum amount of rainwater your roof might collect during inclement weather. This amount will vary depending on the pitch and overall size of your roof. You can ask roofing companies for assistance in gauging just how much rainwater your gutters should be able to handle. Generally, however, wider gutters with wider downspouts work to properly handle heavy downpours.
Downspouts drain water and direct them to where they won’t cause any damage to your property. Install a downspout for every 30 to 40 feet of gutter length you have.
Lastly, consider gutter leaf guards – also known as gutter screens, gutter guards, leaf guards or gutter covers – to help keep leaves and other debris from getting into troughs and clogging your gutter.
Gutter installation doesn’t have to be difficult. Our experts at Treadlite Roofing will help you install the best gutter system that fits your home. From replacements to church roof installation services, you can count on us for top-quality products and workmanship each time. Call us today at (910) 527-1701 to get a FREE estimate! We serve Lumberton, NC, and the surrounding communities.