Gutter systems are a small but pivotal element of a structure’s roofing system. Gutter systems are an important investment, when you are trying to protect your home. Every year, huge lengths of gutters are laid throughout the country. Despite its commercial importance and day to day application, very little is known about the actual functioning of these gutters.
Gutters are available in varying shapes and dimensions with the core material being aluminum, zinc, copper, or steel. Amongst these, aluminum gutters with an expected life of 20-30 years, are the most frequently used types of gutters.
These are available in varying thicknesses with .032 being the suitable size for regions with heavy snow, .027 provides for a lighter option. Aluminum gutters are available in many colours and come with the advantage of rust resistance.
Open gutters are always at risk of getting clogged with leaves and other debris, which can lead to a domino effect of problems. The best way to protect gutters from potential damage is to install gutter guards. Such guards permit the flow of water but prevent the accumulation of debris, ensuring gutter protection.
Another way of gutter protection is through minimising the number of seams in the gutter layouts. Reports suggest that today, more than 70% of the gutters are seamless. The disadvantage of having seamless gutters is that it costs a lot more initially. But at the same time, they ensure durability in the long run.
Damaged gutters can lead to a whole lot of problems. From unnecessary water clogging, to providing a breeding spot for mosquitoes, damaged gutters lead to many problems. That is why gutter repair is important. Gutter repair includes:
- Fixing leakages
- Repairing holes
- Replacing missing ferrules
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If your gutters need repair, don’t wait another day. Call in a team of local pros, and we’ll install or repair your gutters for you. We have all different types of gutters, including seamless and aluminum gutters, to suit your individual needs. We serve Fort Collins, CO, Loveland, CO, Longmont, CO, Greeley, CO, and all of northern Colorado. Let our team help you with your gutter needs, from installation, to protection.
(Image and excerpt from “Everything You Need to Know about Gutters”)