Like a lot of things in the modern world, gutters aren’t something we think about when we think about how or when they were invented. Rain gutters have become an intricate addition to our homes and business to help run water away from the foundations of our buildings. Overall, protecting the structure.
Rain gutters are an important part of your home’s structure. They protect your home from dampness, garden erosion, and foundation damage which could lead to repairs that can become costly over time. If your home does not have a properly functioning gutter system, it can prove to be costly over time.
Like other aspects of your home, with time, your rain gutter system can suffer the effects of the weather and nature. Most of the time this will lead to leaks and cracks that if aren’t taken care of right away can get worse over time. There are several aspects to take into consideration when determining the reason for a leak such as gutter material, gutter installation, and how often the home owner performed maintenance on the gutters.
Gutter size is important because various sizes roof require different sized gutters to reduces the risk of water damage. If your gutters are unable to perform correctly due to be the wrong size, then there is no reason to have gutters at all. There are three factors that go into helping you and your gutter company choose the correct size. These three factors are the area of the roof, roof pitch, and rainfall rate.
On just about any structure you will find guttering. From homes, commercial buildings, skyscrapers, warehouse, you can find guttering everywhere. Some questions that cross the minds of our customers is what is the difference between residential and commercial guttering, and what are the important differences between the two of them?
Box gutters are typically known as built in gutter systems are typically found on older or historic homes. Unlike their counterparts, aluminum gutters, they are a part of the roof’s overall structure. Box gutters typical consist of wood framing with a lining made of sheet metal for protection. The 3 most common metals used for the lining are copper, galvanized steel, or stainless steel. Lining the inside of the box gutter allows water to flow with ease to the downspout. Box gutters are typically wider than the gutters found on your home or commercial building, as they measure over one foot wide. Since they are wider than your typically gutter, they rarely clog or experience overflow. If you choose copper or stainless steel as your gutter box lining it will require very little maintenance over time compared to their counterpart the galvanized steel gutter box system. If you choose the galvanized steel gutter box linings you will need to perform maintenance and paint them every five years, and you should clear them from debris every so often to prevent them from rusting and accumulating corrosion.