Gutters provide benefits to all types of roofing, whether you have a sturdy metal roofing system or a high-quality asphalt shingle system. Unfortunately, despite their importance, they are also often the last things homeowners think about when replacing a roof. This is often a bad idea because poorly installed gutters can wreak havoc on your home.
Your roof isn’t the only thing that could be affected by bad gutters. Your foundations, your basement, your siding and even your windows could become stained, flooded, or damaged when your gutters are not doing their job correctly. Of course, choosing the right type of gutter is another challenge in itself so here are a few tips from our experts at South Shore Roofing, Inc. on how to choose gutters for your home.
The performance and even longevity of your gutters depend mainly on how well they are installed. That’s why it’s important to find good roofing companies who know how to properly size and install your gutters. Because every home is different, your home might need a different style and size of gutters from your neighbors so choose a company that offers a wide variety of options when it comes to gutters and downspouts.
There are more than a dozen different styles of gutters you can choose from, but K-style and half-round gutters are two of the most popular among American homes. Each style has its own set of pros and cons, so choosing between the two is actually a matter of preference. Half-round gutters are usually used in older more traditional homes while modern homes pair well with K-style gutters.
Ask your roofing contractor about installing seamless gutters for your home. The areas where two gutter sections are welded together are usually the weakest point of any gutter system. Seamless gutters make do without these joints, making them less prone to corrosion and clogging.
At South Shore Roofing, Inc., we can help you find the right gutter system for your home. Give us a call at (781) 826-7663 or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and request a free estimate on new gutters today.