Gutter And Gutter Covers Installation
Gutters are roll formed aluminum that direct collected water and moisture away from the exterior of the home. In environments where there is a lot of rain and moisture, gutters are necessary to make sure the foundation of the building is not susceptible to water damage. Without gutters, the soil around your home could become saturated with water and may cause water to leak into the interior of your home.
Types & Materials
There are two main styles of gutters: K-style and half-round. Both of these options come in 5 and 6-inch widths and vary by their cross-section design. Half-round gutters look like half-round tubes, and K-style gutters are usually molded into a more decorative, square-like design.
Most gutter materials are durable, such as steel, aluminum, vinyl, and copper:
- Steel: Extremely durable and lasts anywhere from 10-50 years, but can end up rusting if areas become damaged.
- Aluminum: Typically lasts 20-25 years and does not rust, but is easily dented.
- Vinyl: Lightweight and reasonably priced, but can crack in extremely cold temperatures.
- Copper: Has a great design and will make your home look beautiful, but tends to be more expensive.
Gutters can last for many years if maintained, and replacement of damaged materials is easy and inexpensive.
It is important that gutter systems are installed correctly to insure no water leaks into the ground around your home. A good system will make sure there is no water damage to your landscaping, exterior, and interior of your home. Gutters are extremely important for areas with a lot of rainfall and will prevent costly fixes for water damaged materials in the future.