We’ve said it before and we won’t get tired saying it again: gutters play a huge role in keeping not just your roofing system, but your entire home protected from water damage.
Unfortunately, gutters are not always on the top of mind when homeowners execute home maintenance activities. As a result, gutters are often left unattended until they show signs of irreversible damage.
If your gutters have fallen victim to disrepair, a replacement may be due. Gutter replacement is a valuable investment, especially if you’re able to choose the right gutter system. Hinkle Roofing shares the things that you should consider before replacing gutters.
- Gutter Type
The next factor you should decide on is the type of gutter to install. Are you going for a traditional, sectional gutter system or a seamless gutter?
If you want a more effective gutter system that is less susceptible to leaks and damage, then you should go for a seamless gutter system. As the name implies, this type of gutters is custom-manufactured on-site based on the length of the roof’s sides.
- Gutter Material
If you are going for a seamless gutter, then you can choose between copper and aluminum. For best results, choose the material that will look better with your roofing.
- Gutter Size
Look at the size of your current gutters. Are they enough for the volume of water that you get in your area? If you notice that water overflows from the gutters when it rains, it means that the gutters are too small. When you install new gutters, make sure you get a bigger one.
To make sure that you get the right configurations for your new gutters, work with an experienced Tuscaloosa, AL, gutter professional, such as Hinkle Roofing. We specialize in the repair, replacement and custom installation of seamless gutters and gutter guards. Call us today at (205) 324-8545 or message us through our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We also offer residential and commercial roof repair and replacement.