If you live in a dry climate where your yearly precipitation is very low, you may not need gutters on your home. But most homes do need a rain gutter system to help collect storm water and direct it away from your home to prevent pooling water by your foundation, driveway or walkways.
The main function of a gutter is to provide a channel for water to flow to a designated area. Rainwater will flow down the roof, into the gutter and through a downspout which may be close to a drain or will allow the water to disperse through an extension or splash blocks away from your home. This helps to prevent soil erosion, foundation damage and can even reduce the risk of basement flooding and damaged siding. You can also conserve water by directing water into a rain barrel which can then be used to water plants around your home or in your garden.
Gutters are available in a variety of materials, styles and colors to compliment your home.
Aluminum is the most common gutter material which will not rust, is lightweight and easy to install, can be painted and can last up to 25 years.
Copper has been used for centuries in building products and is built to stand the test of time. Copper gutters are not affected by the weather and can last up to 100 years if properly installed.
Galvalume steel is coated with aluminum and zinc which results in a durable metal with proven long term corrosion resistance. Galvalume has on average, roughly nine times the expected life cycle as galvanized steel.
Zincalume steel gutters are coated with combination of aluminum, zinc and silicon which creates a lightweight, but very durable metal. This makes the gutters much tougher and zincalume is environmentally-friendly and recyclable. It has a lifetime of around 4 times that of galvanized steel.
Galvanized steel gutters are extremely durable and cost effective. They are made from hot-dip steel to increase rust-resistance. They also hold up to all types of weather.
These are the standard gutters you see on many modern homes. They are flat on one side and easy to install. Because they are found on the majority of buildings in the U.S., this style of gutter is usually the default choice for building suppliers and contractors. This style is also popular because it has a decorative front side, resembling crown molding.
Half-round gutters are shaped like a round tube that is cut in half. They are the traditional gutters found on many homes built prior to 1960. In some older neighborhoods, half-round gutters may be required for historic home preservation.
Commercial box style gutters feature a more square/rectangular boxy appearance. These are generally found on commercial buildings but are sometimes used on more modern homes for a clean look.
Gutter guards allow the rainwater to freely flow through to the gutters without permitting entry of leaves and debris. Gutters that are clogged can allow water (and ice, in the winter) to seep back into your home creating damage to your ceilings and walls. Clogged gutters can allow water to run back into your basement and damage your home’s foundation.
Gutter Guard is available in the following styles:
Rain Collection/Barrel System is a cost-effective way to conserve water by collecting rainwater for your home’s outside use. Water plants or your garden or even add a soaker hose that can run to nearby flower beds.
Downspout Collector Boxes add an architectural appeal to your gutter system. They add function and style to compliment your home.
Helps to divert water away from your home and disperse it into the ground
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