Many homeowners recognize the necessity of rain gutters but don’t know which ones are right for their home.
Making informed decisions about the best guttering system for your home are important. Gutters are a crucial component of protecting your home’s foundation from water damage. Many homeowners recognize the necessity of gutters but know very little else about them, so when making decisions about what guttering system is best, they simply go with whatever option is the cheapest at the moment. But choosing the most durable material that you can afford and a style of gutter that will fit your lifestyle and the amount of maintenance you are willing to put into it is important.
Discussing your questions and concerns with an experienced gutter company will ensure that you get the guttering system that is the best fit for your home aesthetically and functionally. At Scott-Lee Guttering we will be happy to help you find the guttering solution that is specific to the measurements of your home and the weather conditions that you contend with.
These are some of the guttering issues that you should think about, decisions we are happy to help you make:
How much rain do you get?
If you get a lot of rain, wider gutters are a better choice. Gutters come in several different widths and wider gutters are better equipped to deal with an increased amount of rain. However, wider gutters may cost more, so it is important to discuss with your guttering company whether it is more important to invest in wider gutters or to choose a more durable material that will resist corrosion?
Should you go with seamless gutters or not?
Seamless gutters have connections only at corners and downspouts, making them significantly stronger than gutters with seams and means they are less likely to break, leak, or corrode (since gutters are susceptible to corrosion at their seams).
What materials should you choose?
The very best materials for gutters are either copper or stainless steel. This is because they are incredibly long lasting, more durable than other gutter materials, and can be more aesthetically pleasing as well. Copper and steel gutters are more expensive, however, so if budget is a concern, choosing another material may be a better option.
Vinyl or aluminum gutters are two other options. They are both affordable and lightweight, but will not last nearly as long as copper or steel gutters. Vinyl is more susceptible to the elements, so extreme temperatures could decrease the integrity of these gutters.
Contact Scott-Lee Guttering
Contact Scott-Lee Guttering Company today for St. Louis Gutter Installation and Maintenance at (314) 756-9440 and for our St. Charles location (636) 441-3800. We will help you make the right guttering decisions for your home and budget.