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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.