Have you ever really paid attention to your gutters? A gutter is a trough that sits at the roofline of your home and captures any water coming off your roof. While your gutters may seem insignificant, they actually play a huge role in protecting your home from water damage.
Water can do all sorts of damage to your property if your gutters are not working properly, including: washing away your landscape, flooding your basement, and ruining the siding on your home. What causes gutter damage? Overtime, your gutters may start to rust or leak at the seams. They may sustain damage from fallen trees, branches, or severe weather. When not properly cleaned, your gutters can become clogged with debris or infested with pests.
DO YOU NEED NEW GUTTERS?
Sometimes it is difficult to tell when you need new gutters. Here are the three telltale signs that it is time for a new gutter install:
- The gutters are pulling away from the roofline or sagging.
- There are obvious signs of rusting or dents.
- Your gutters are leaking, or there has been water flowing over the sides.
If you are still unsure about the state of your gutters, contact Ridgeline Construction Roofing & Exteriors. We are a professional roofing company that will provide a free inspection and pricing estimate for a new gutter installation.
TYPES OF GUTTERS
Ridgeline Construction offers a wide range of gutters to fit every home, need, and style. We specialize in the installation of k-style gutters, which have a flat bottom and a uniquely-shaped decorative front that resembles crown molding. K-style gutters can hold more water than the average rounded gutter and offer more effective drainage. This type of gutter, along with most others, is available in the standard 5- and 6-inch widths.
As a homeowner, it is important to consider the material of your gutters. We recommend copper because of its durability. Copper gutters will not rust or mold, are ideal for any climate, and have a longer lifespan than that of cheaper materials. Functionality aside, copper gutters have an aesthetic touch that will take your curb appeal to the next level.
For commercial properties, our team can install commercial box gutters with 7- and 8-inch widths. These gutters can handle much larger volumes of water, which is necessary for large commercial buildings that experience significant water run-off.