Installing new gutters can protect your home from water damage and bring homeowners insurance premiums down.
Old gutters and downspouts may leak and cause pools of water around your homes foundation. This water can potentially enter your home and cause damage to the foundation and walls. Insurance companies know that significant damage can be caused by leaky gutters and will look favorably upon any replacement. Talk to a well established gutter installation contractor to see which type of gutter is the best option for your home. There are different types of gutters available on the market now and it is important for you to be informed of the benefits and downfalls of each one before you make the investment.
Types of Gutters
Seamless gutters give your home added protection since there are no breaks in the troughs. Your home is measured for an exact fit of one continuous gutter line. They can be either aluminum or copper. Each of these materials is long lasting and rust resistant, but copper will give your home a more elegant look. You can even consider using half round gutters on your home. These are an elegant alternative to the traditional square shape of a gutter and can also be installed seamlessly or in sections. Like their counterparts, they too are available in both aluminum and copper. Let a gutter installation expert explain all of this to you in detail. Installing new gutters is a long term commitment and you want to be sure that you are pleased with the results.
Homeowners insurance is designed to protect you from unforeseen, sudden accidents to your home, like a tree falling on your roof. More often than not, water damage caused by leaky gutters will be seen as a maintenance issue and not covered by insurance, even though the damage may be severe. It is important then to be pro-active in keeping water away from your home. Inspect your gutters regularly and notify a reputable guttering company if you notice any leaks or if the gutters have begun to pull away from your house.
After installing new gutters on your home give your homeowners insurance company a call and let them know of the improvement. Insurance companies may adjust your policy premiums not just for removing liabilities like swimming pools from the property, but also for installing equipment that not only protects the house’s structure, but also makes it more aesthetically appealing. New gutters will do just that.
Like with any home improvement project you want to make sure that only the best supplies are used and installed by the most competent contractors. Your home is the single most largest investment you will probably make in a lifetime. Do everything you can to protect it from damage.
Connect with Scott-Lee Guttering Company in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our number is 314-756-9440.