A gutter system is your homes first line of defense against water damage.
In comparison to other home improvement projects, replacing your homes gutter system is a relatively painless process. With the help of a reliable gutter installation company the entire job should not take more than a day or two. The hardest part for a homeowner is picking out the right type of gutter to fit their home. It may not seem that important, but gutters are the homes first line of defense against water damage. If not properly maintained you can end up with cracks in the foundation, wood rot, and water damage in your basement. If you are considering a replacement, call a local gutter company. With a little guidance you will have the right system for your home installed.
Different Types of Gutters
Aluminum gutters are widely used in Missouri homes. They are low in cost compared to other materials and have a life expectancy of at least 20 years. With aluminum gutters a homeowner has the choice of color and whether or not they would like seamless gutters. Seamless aluminum gutters are custom fit on site to your home. The one piece design eliminates the need to reinforce the breaks in the troughs with sealant every couple of years. And while they will not rust, they are more susceptible to dents from falling tree limbs or ladders.
Copper gutters are aesthetically more appealing on a home. For that reason and its known durability, it is on the higher-end of gutter materials. Just like aluminum, you can opt to have the gutter installed in sections or as one continuous piece. Your local gutter installation company will explain how a mobile workshop will come out to your home, take down your existing gutter and install your new copper seamless gutter. Each piece is custom fit and cut right in your backyard. If maintained properly, a copper gutter system should last as long as your home. By installing copper gutters onto your home, you are increasing its curbside appeal and value. Copper gutters are an investment making it that much more important that a professional, reliable gutter company be entrusted with its installation.
Accessories For Gutter Systems
After installation there are some accessories for gutter systems that can make them work even more efficiently at diverting water away from your home. Ask your gutter installation company about your need for gutter guards. Homes in areas heavily populated with trees benefit from having guards installed over their gutters to prevent excess build up of leaves and twigs. Downspout strainers can also be installed at the top of your downspouts, preventing any leaves from clogging it. You have the option of a bulb shaped or wedge shaped protector. Your gutter company will tell you which is the best choice for your home. Splash blocks are simple devices placed underneath a downspout to avoid soil erosion. They are rectangular shaped in order to help disperse the runoff over a larger area. Extensions to your downspouts will carry the water even further away from your home. Discuss both options with the gutter installation company.
St Louis Gutter Installers
The gutter system on your home is the best defense it has against water damage. Call Scott-Lee Guttering Company at (314) 756-9440 and allow us to take charge of the installation to ensure that your home is well protected from rainfall.