Gutters and Downspouts
As one of the most forgotten or overlooked maintenance areas of the home, the gutters are one of the most important. Gutters play a surprisingly intricate role in protecting the home. Standing water left on your roof can lead to unwanted leaks, as well as structural damage. Not to mention, having water run down the side of your home will cause water to leak into the interior of the home, as well as the basement.
Having a properly working gutter system will prevent unwanted leaks to the roof, siding, and basement. A proper gutter system will also assist in maintaining a longer life to your siding material and paint. Gutter systems deter water, mud, sand and leaves from splashing on to the side of your home. Thus, giving not only your roof and basement a longer lifespan; it gives your houses exterior a longer life span as well. You can also depend on gutters to protect from excessive water damage to walkways, wood decks, doors and garage doors.
- Aluminum Gutters: Available in many colors baked on enamel paint. This is perhaps one of the most popular gutter.
- Steel Gutters: Extremely durable and strong. They also maintain their sheen, keeping it always looking like new.
- Vinyl Gutters: These are the most economical and are durable and strong. These are easy to install, and are relatively east to repair or replace. Vinyl will not rust or corrode.
- Copper Gutters: These gutters will never rust or rot. These are popular because they are visually appealing when used with the proper house however they are very expensive.
- Wood Gutters: Extremely rare, but they are indeed used. Most wood gutters are used for restoration and it is an expensive choice.
Living in the Northwest, we are very familiar with our elements. When autumn comes…so do the leaves! These leaves end up all over the road, our lawns, and of course on top of our roofs and in our gutters. If we are lucky, our gutters don’t get clogged every year. To prevent clogging of the gutters you have available gutter protection:
- Screens: The name is basically self-explanatory. A screen is installed on to the top part of the gutter to prevent any large objects like leaves or twigs from entering the gutter.
- “In the Gutter” System: This system consists of a foam, brush or other type of material used as a filter that is placed inside the gutter. This allows water to enter the gutter and any type of object to stay out.
- Hooded Product: The name for this system is derived from the name from the “hood” of your car, as it protects the engine; These are hooded or domed systems that attach to lip of the gutter and go under the first course of shingles.
Our skilled professionals will assist you in making the best decision to better protect your home. We are highly confident that you will not only be pleased with the quality of work our craftsmen do, but also knowing that your home looks beautiful, and is protected from the elements that Oregon weather throws at us.
Don’t let one more day pass before knowing your house is well protected! Please call us today and get a free estimate!