Many people pay little attention to their home’s gutters, although the truth is, they keep your home dry and add years to the life of your home’s foundation. Most of us are unlikely to remember we even have gutters until it rains very hard, overflow, become clogged, or something happens to cause damage to them. Suddenly, it becomes clear that it’s time to think about gutter replacement options.
OPTIONS TO CONSIDER: GUTTERS
There are plenty of options to sort through. First, there are different types of materials used to fabricate gutters – everything from pricy wooden troughs to inexpensive but low-quality vinyl. The best option in terms of quality and cost for most homeowners are gutters made of metal – aluminum, copper or steel.
From here, there are a lot more options. There are seamless and sectional gutter installation techniques. You might select gutter guards to help keep debris from collecting in your gutters. If you aren’t a roofing specialist (and how many of us are?), the sheer number of options available may seem overwhelming. You may even be asking yourself, “do I even need gutters on my home?” It’s a valid question. Let’s start by getting better acquainted with what gutters are designed to do in the first place.