Types of Gutters

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Gutters are installed around the perimeter of your roof lines to protect your home from water damage. Water that is pitched toward the home can cause harmful erosion around your foundation, increase mold and mildew growth, cause flooding and damage to your siding. Gutters that are installed properly and work effectively can help to avoid any water problems which can be extremely costly to repair. There are several different types of gutters, but how do you know which type is best for your home? In order to help you make the best choice, following is a review of several types of gutters that are available to homeowners today.

Aluminum Gutters

Aluminum gutters are the most popular type of gutter and they are installed on almost 80 percent of homes around the country.  Aluminum gutters are lightweight and therefore easy to install.  Aluminum is also a very durable and long lasting material. They stand up well to snow, hail and of course water and they are able to hold more water than other types of gutters. This is important during heavy rain storms. Aluminum also doesn’t rust so the look of your home will never be tarnished.Types of Gutters

 

Copper Gutters

Copper gutters are extremely durable.  They are visually appealing and can add an enhanced look to your home. They do require maintenance however and if not properly cared for, over time they may get discolored.

 

Vinyl Gutters

Vinyl gutters are also lightweight and easy to maintain. They are strong and durable and available in a wide variety of colors. Vinyl gutters have become a popular option for many homeowners.

 

Steel Gutters

Galvanized steel gutters are extremely strong and can hold up to extreme weather and heavy, falling debris. They are much heavier than other types of gutters – although this does contribute to their increased longevity.  Steel gutters must be coated with a protective sealant however in order to be rust resistant.

 

After choosing the material that will work best for the gutters on your home, you can also choose from several different types and sizes.

 Seamless GuttersGutter Sizes

Residential gutter systems are typically five inches. Larger sized gutters can hold more water. If you live in an extremely rainy area, you may want to consider six inch gutter systems. The average climate and weather for your area should be the biggest deciding factor when choosing gutter size.

Seamed or Seamless Gutters

Seamless gutters are the optimal choice. Over time, seamed gutter systems can wear down at the seams and leak. This does not happen with seamless gutters, which reduces the chances of roof leaks and foundation problems for the home. Seamless gutters also make gutter cleaning a little easier, as debris won’t build up around the welding. Seamless gutters are also a great option if you are looking to keep birds and other small animals out of your gutters. They are easy to maintain and are available in a number of colors and styles to match virtually any home.

 

If you are interested in quality gutters for your home, contact Lindstadt Seamless Gutters. They are experts in the gutter and roofing industry and they have been in business for over 50 years. They can help you choose the best gutter system for your home. Whether you need new gutter installation, a new roof or maintenance services, Lindstadt Gutters has a team of experienced professionals who can assist you. Give them a call at 631-754-2114.

Do I Need Leaf Guards on My Gutters?

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long island guttersGutters can protect your home from water damage.  Positioned on the edges of your roof, they help to direct water away from your home and its foundation. Water can cause harmful erosion around your foundation, increase mold and mildew growth, cause flooding and damage to your siding. Gutters that are installed properly and work effectively can help to avoid any water problems which can be extremely costly to repair.

But what about the actual gutters – do they need any form of protection?  The answer is yes. While quality gutters do a great job of protecting your home from water damage; dirt, leaves, twigs and debris can get into gutters and cause clogs.  A clogged gutter is useless because it does not properly direct the water away from your home.  Clogged gutters can overflow with water causing additional damage and cleaning out your gutters can be a dirty and messy job – which no one ever really wants to do.  A gutter protection system (or leaf guard) is the best solution to this problem.

According to Household Tips.com, “Gutter guards can prevent your gutters from clogging with leaves, as well as water and debris — thus saving you from what could be a dangerous household task. Properly installed leaf guards can lessen the amount of labor used to clean gutters and possibly prevent unnecessary falls.”

Lindstadt Gutters can install a MicroGuard™ Leaf Protection System on your home. This durable leaf protection system acts as a filter that features over 2000 micro-perforations per foot that allow water in, but stops even the smallest debris from entering the gutter.  This innovative micro filtration system is designed to keep small twigs, pine needles and debris from clogging your gutters.  Benefits of a leaf guard system also include:

  • It offers great curb appeal and it does will not interfere with roof lines. It is virtually invisible from the street.
  • The micro filter system will not penetrate any roof shingles
  • It is made of heavy gauge 032 (extremely strong) aluminum that will not bend or separate from the gutter
  • It is quick and easy to install on almost any five or six inch gutter system

If you are interested in quality gutters for your home or a leaf guard protection system to protect the gutters you already have; contact Lindstadt Seamless Gutters. They are experts in the gutter and roofing industry and they have been in business for over 50 years.  They can install a MicroGuard™ Leaf Protection System which prevents clogs caused by leaves, twigs, and other debris. Whether you need new gutter installation, a leaf guard protection system, a new roof or maintenance services, Lindstadt Gutters has a team of experienced professionals who can assist you. For quality gutter services, give them a call today at 631-754-2114.

Why Do I Need Gutters on My Home?

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long island seamless guttersGutters seem like an essential part of every home, but have you ever taken the time to think about what gutters do and why you need them? I know that when I look at my house, I don’t really even think about the gutters; unless of course, there is a problem with them.
Gutters are installed for two important reasons; protection and prevention. They are designed to protect your home from water and prevent all of the damaging things that water can do to your home including erosion, mold and mildew growth, flooding, and damage to your siding. Gutters that are installed properly and work effectively can alleviate these problems which can cause severe damage and cost thousands of dollars to repair.
More specifically, following are some of the things that gutters can do to protect your home:

Prevent Erosion

Without gutters, every time it rains, water flows directly off your roof causing erosion of dirt and soil around the perimeter (and foundation) of your home. Erosion will continue every time it rains (or when snow melts); washing away more and more soil each time. This can cause the sloped around your home to wear down, allowing runoff to flow toward your home instead of away from it. This can cause the foundation to settle and you may eventually start to notice uneven floors, cracked walls and chimneys as a result. Erosion can also wash away garden beds and landscaping.

Flooding Prevention

seamless guttersWhen water flows into the soil close to your home, the dirt and soil becomes very heavy. This places great pressure on the basement foundation which can start to crack, allowing water to leak into the basement. In addition, eroded soil can start to direct rain water towards the home, allowing water to flow into and flood the basement. Properly installed gutters will direct the rain water to fall away from the foundation, which protects against pooling water, erosion and a saturated basement.

Protect Siding
Rainwater and melting snow can carry dirt, debris and particles from your roof. Backsplash from falling water filled with debris can cause stains on your siding and home. In addition, the buildup of water and moisture can cause mold and fungus to grow (especially on a shady side of your home).
High quality gutters can protect your home from the harsh elements of weather and water. Gutters can provide your home with the protection that it needs from any damage. Gutters should be properly installed and well maintained so that they work effectively and they should also be cleaned regularly so they provide your home with the best protection possible.

If you are interested in quality gutters for your home, contact Lindstadt Seamless Gutters. They are experts in the gutter and roofing industry and they have been in business for over 50 years.

Whether you need new gutter installation, a new roof or maintenance services, Lindstadt Gutters has a team of experienced professionals who can assist you. Give them a call at 631-754-2114.

Ready to give your gutters new life? Contact us today!