Expert Gutter Systems
Rainwater management (Gutters) is critical to protecting your home’s structural integrity, including the foundation, siding, paint, landscaping and decking. Unfortunately, residential rain gutters are an often-overlooked construction element. Whether you’re building a new home or restoring your older one, do your homework to determine which gutter material fits your needs and your budget.
Gutters are an important aspect of exterior water management for residential homes. A properly designed and installed gutter system helps to direct water away from the foundation of the home – reducing the risk of wet basements and foundation walls, protects against landscape erosion and can improve safety by directing water away from sidewalks and driveways
When shopping for replacement gutters for your home, consider meeting with the knowledgeable gutter installer at Expert Roofing. Our experts will assess your current gutter configuration and make suggestions for improvements such as revised downspout placement, the use of additional downspouts, an increase in gutter size and/or downspout size, screening options and, while not an aspect of function – color options to blend with or enhance your home’s trim color. When comparing prices, first determine the quality of the product based on thickness of the aluminum coil, the use of hidden-hangers and the correct spacing of the hanger system.
- Aluminum: An economical choice for homeowners, aluminum gutters are lightweight and easy to install. Residents appreciate aluminum’s durable, low-maintenance design, and the fact that it’s rust-proof and tolerant of extreme temperatures. Choose from a variety of enamel finish colors to complement your home’s exterior.
- Vinyl: Preferred by do-it-yourselfers, vinyl rain gutters are known for their manageable installation, economic value and maintenance-free durability. Dent resistant and impervious to corrosion, vinyl gutters come in dozens of colors. While vinyl is a practical choice for homeowners living in temperate climates, it becomes brittle and may crack if exposed to routine, extreme cold.
- Stainless steel and copper: If cost isn’t a concern, stainless steel and copper are widely recognized as some of the most aesthetically pleasing, durable rain gutter materials on the market. Best when installed by an expert, stainless steel and copper rain gutters will provide your home with exterior polish and years of low-maintenance functionality.
- Wood: If the fine look of your home trumps its cost and maintenance, you may enjoy the classic characteristics of fir, cedar and redwood gutters. Less common than the mass-produced materials above, wood rain gutters are a popular, beautiful choice for aging home restoration projects.