Gutters are the dutiful foot soldiers protecting roofs from the effects of rain and run off and are often neglected – until the day they block or flood. As well as roofing we are experts in gutters too and are more than happy to inspect your guttering and suggest and install new sections, new features, or whole new guttering systems to better keep your property safe from the elements.
Typically property owners are only aware of a problem with the gutter when there is obviously damp damage to walls or corners or a downfall leaves old gutter systems spurting water onto homeowners or customers because it can not cope adequately with the flow. We can repair gutters quickly and efficiently, identifying the sections or features that are the culprits and substituting new and more modern materials to ensure they work properly. But why wait for that stage? If you sign up for one of our roofing maintenance packages you will have your gutters inspected and proactively maintained for you as part of the deal. That applies equally to your home and garage gutters or for large commercial systems in retail or office buildings.
Types of Gutters
There is a style and look of gutter for absolutely every single type of property out there and we are delighted to help you select the one that will look best for yours. When it comes down to it though, if you look beyond the different materials and designs there are two main types of gutter; K Style, and Half Round. K Style gutters have taken over the market of late because they offer a number of advantages. Flat across the back they are easier to fit to the wall of a property and with their flat bottoms they are also easier to clean which has seen them take the lion's share of the market. Plus the shaped look on the outside face, often designed to look more like molding than gutter is undoubtedly good looking. Half Round gutters however are making something of a comeback since they offer a classic look and now that reverse bead gutters are available they are significantly easier to fix with their hidden hanger system. Let us show you examples of both and help you choose.
Gutters can be made from aluminum, vinyl, zinc, copper, or steel all of which have their respective advantages. A lot of the difference is in the look but those in the know also which will last longest and be the easiest to clean due to seamless design. We can explain to you the differences, help you choose, and then install the gutter type that suits you.
Close partner of the gutter your downspouts should define exactly where you want rain water and waste to go and we have seen the growth of downspout extensions and flexible downspout extensions as customers realize that these offer a precise way of guiding water away from foundations and basements and taking that run off directly to the drains.