Gutters is a drainage system that protects your home from standing water. Water can collect on the top of your roof and it can cause serious damage to any part of your home - your roof, siding, and foundation. Standing water also causes mold and algae growth. And these biological processes can cause the deterioration of your roofing and siding materials. Gutters need to be properly installed and maintained to function properly. If any damage is not handled in a timely manner, it can cause a lot of problems which eventually will lead to gutter replacement. To calculate the cost of gutter repairs, we would suggest using a gutter calculator.
What type of gutters should I get?
This depends on your budget and aesthetic preferences. There are many materials and styles available. Here is an overview of the most common gutters types.
Aluminum gutters are the most common and affordable type of gutter on the market. If you walked around your block, you might notice that most gutters you see on the residential houses are aluminum gutters. These gutters are good at doing their job of directing water flow away from your home.
Copper gutters are one of the most efficient types of gutters. Their unique feature is that they do not need to be painted. They might add elegance and charm to your home, especially for modern homes with brick exteriors. Copper gutters are also more durable and less prone to damage. Copper also has natural antibacterial characteristics to prevent mold growth.
This type is usually made from a combination of copper and titanium. They are the most durable option available and can last for decades. They are also easier to maintain.
Choosing a style of gutters is the first step to using our gutter calculator
This is the most common option and is called so because the outer shape of the gutter (very vaguely) resembles the letter K. In other words, the outer edge represents a short, straight line from the bottom of the gutter, then two opposing curves, followed by another short straight line.
Half-Round gutters are popular for historic or older style homes. They look like half of a circular pipe with the top half open for water flow from the roof.
Once you figure out what style of roofing you want to get, try our gutter replacement cost estimator (gutter calculator). Feel free to call ARR Contractors at (972) 266-6677, if you have any further questions.