It always pays to invest in high-quality gutters as they are essential in protecting your home from water damage. They direct water away from your home’s exterior and helps ensure water drains properly from the roof. Gutters can also affect the overall appearance of your home, meaning they can make or break its look.
A residential roofing expert shares important questions to ask your installer before purchasing gutters.
Do You Offer Seamless Gutters?
Seamless gutters are made from a single piece of metal and also installed as a single piece. You’d want to choose this kind of gutters over sectional ones as they are easier to maintain and less likely to clog. With seamless gutters, you’ll have more options to choose from. These gutters also look more sophisticated due to the lack of obvious fasteners.
What Method Will You Use to Fasten the Gutters?
A gutter or roofing contractor can attach gutters into your home using nails or screws. Nailing is an older method, where the nail goes through the exterior of the gutter and passes through the inside and attaches for the fascia and rafter. Meanwhile, installers use 2 2/3 screws to secure the gutter to your home through the fascia board and into the rafter.
Which Gutter Material Should I Choose?
While galvanized gutters are easy to install, they are prone to corrosion and decay. Aluminum is one of today’s most popular gutter materials. It’s strong, durable, and doesn’t corrode. This material can be easily rolled or formed via a gutter machine on the job site.
Turn to M & A Roof Home Improvement for quality gutter installation services. You can also rely on us for your roof repair and replacement. Give us a call at (757) 779-5244 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Williamsburg, VA.