Gutters are a very important part of your roofing system. They direct water away from your home and prevent water damage to your foundation, as well as the interior and exterior of your home. Neglected gutters can lead to very costly repairs.
Aluminum gutters last on average 20 years but ice damming, extreme weather, and natural occurrences (think tree limbs!) can impact that timeframe.
So how do you know that you need new gutters?
- Your gutters are pulling away from the house
- They slope in the wrong direction
- There are visible cracks, splits, or holes in the gutters
- Water is pooling by the foundation
If you’re not sure if your gutters are sloping properly, it is fairly easy to test by performing a “hose test”. Simply take a hose and run water into the gutters at their highest point. Watch as the water flows down, and make sure that it drains properly. If not, your pitch is probably off.
Once you determine it is time for new gutters, it is important to know that many gutters come in pre-sized and cut pieces that are then assembled and the joints filled using caulk. This can cause leaks. Allstate Roofing & More, LLC offers seamless gutters. A truck actually comes to your home, measures the exact length of each side, and makes the gutters on site specifically to fit your home. We also do not use joints. Our gutters attach to your home using a hidden fastener system.
Did you know that gutters not only come in a variety of materials (including copper, aluminum, and steel) but they also come in a variety of colors? In fact, there are nine color choices to choose from to ensure a great match for your home. You also have the option of installing gutter screens. Gutter screens help keep debris out of your gutters and reduce the frequency of gutter cleaning. Screens range from preventing leaves from entering, to even keeping out pine needles!
We offer free gutter evaluations and estimates. Contact us today 585-400-7663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.