Don’t Underestimate The Need For A Proper Guttering System To Go Along With Your New Roof
Savvy Roofing Solutions professionals stress to their clients the importance of installing the proper guttering at the time of their new roof installation. The main function of a guttering system is to direct the course of rainwater down, and away from the roof, and far enough out from the home’s foundation, and landscape arrangements so as to prevent erosion.
There are several types of guttering materials available to today’s homeowners. Aluminum is the most lightweight, and is rust proof, but may be more susceptible to damage from strong winds, and heavy, falling debris. Plastic vinyl comes in a variety of colors, and is very low maintenance. Copper is extremely durable, and can last up to 75 years. It will weather naturally to an attractive patina finish. Cast Iron is installed using bolts, and nuts, to join the sections together, and is the heaviest type of guttering. It will require painting, and is vulnerable to rust if not properly maintained.
Seamless guttering has become very popular, and is most often made of vinyl, or copper. The only seams are at the corners, making it far less likely to develop leaks, and much more pleasing to the eye, to add to the curb appeal of the home. Savvy Roofing Solutions will customize your seamless guttering to specifically fit your home. It comes in a number of fashionable colors for you to select from.
Whichever material you choose, Savvy Roofing Solutions will remove your old gutters, and draw up a diagram of your property, which they will use to calculate a figuration for the new guttering, before the installation process begins. They will make sure that proper pitch is achieved, to allow for adequate drainage.
Once the new guttering has been installed, it must be maintained throughout the seasons. Falling leaves, or snow accumulation can clog the flow, and allow water to get into your attic, or stagnate in between the layers of your home’s siding. Savvy Roofing Solutions suggests checking the run off during an actual Spring, or Summer rainfall. Be aware of any mold beginning to form, or peeling of paint. Water in the basement may also be a sign of the need for gutter replacement.
Savvy Roofing Solutions will be glad to come to your home, and offer advice about what kind of guttering will go best with your roof, and give you an estimate for the cost of an installation.