Gutters help keep basements dry and eliminate some of the factors that create foundation cracks, mold, and mildew. They also help prevent staining of clapboard siding and trim.
When adding gutters on your home, you have many options, but these are the two most common types:
- Conventional gutters, which come in sections and are joined end to end by fittings
- Seamless gutters, which run the entire length of a building (quickly becoming the industry standard)
Either type will redirect rainwater or melting snow from your rooftop and keep it away from doorways, windows, and your foundation — as well as helping to prevent soil erosion. But seamless gutters have this advantage: Since they have no joints except at corners, they are far less likely to leak. This means less potential for water damage, which can mean fewer home repairs down the line.
Seamless gutters can be formed from aluminum, steel, or copper, and are available in a wide variety of colors. They can stand out or blend in with your home’s exterior. Either way, the functions and benefits of seamless gutters hold fast.
Material and Installation
The strong Englert .032 gauge seamless gutters we install are hung from the inside of the gutter with heavy-duty hangers for superior durability and a neat, clean look. Our gutter machine cuts gutters to spec on site, so gutter systems can potentially be installed in a couple of days.
Each year it is important to clean your gutters and flush downspouts to ensure proper flow of water. The best time to do this is in the spring or fall. We also offer various products to increase the performance of your gutter system and decrease maintenance concerns. These include Leaf Relief, which helps avoid blockages by keeping debris such as leaves, twigs, and pine needles, from collecting in your gutters.
We would be more than happy to tell you more or answer your questions. Contact Horch Roofing today at 207-273-1111.