Gutter Placement

Gutters are an important part of a home because they help protect the exterior appearance and structure of your home. The main functions of a guttering system are to remove rainwater from your roof and distribute it away from the foundation of your home, make sure that water doesn’t settle on your roof causing damage to the structure of your roof and the soffits, make sure water doesn’t settle around the foundation of your home, and to make sure that water doesn’t leak into your basement or interior wall structure. If you’re having a Voorhees roofing company repair or replace your current roof, you may want them to also come out and make any repairs or replacements of your current guttering system.

It may not seem like roofs and gutters have anything to do with each other, but you can increase the lifespan of your roof by having an appropriate gutter system. Excessive moisture that settles on the roof decreases your roof’s lifespan by causing premature rot or mildew buildup. There are a number of gutter systems made from different materials, and gutters are also available in a number of colors to match the exterior of your home. When shopping around for the right gutters, make sure you understand the different types available and how they’ll work based on the architectural style of your home.

The three basic types of gutters include aluminum, steel, and copper. Formerly, wood gutters were another option as they looked better when used on a wood home, but wood rots quickly when exposed to lots of water so wood guttering has mostly fallen out of use.

Aluminum is now the most popular material for gutters because it’s inexpensive, resistant to corrosion, and is available in a number of colors.

When it comes to choosing the right type of gutters, you want to focus on the style of gutter. Seamless gutters are the most popular style of gutter used on most homes today. Instead of having a bunch of gutter pieces connected together at a seam, seamless gutters are run through a gutter machine so that a whole section of gutter is created. No cutting or excess measuring is required for a seamless gutter. Because of the ease of installation, which helps reduce the cost also, most homeowners choose a seamless gutter style. Of course, no system is completely seamless. Even those designated as a seamless style will have a seam where the gutters must round corners or be connected to a downspout.

Other gutter styles include k-style, fascia style, half round, and sectional gutters. A professional roofer will be able to tell you the best type of gutter system for your home based on the structure of your roof. The most important aspects of any gutter system is that it expels water away from your home, doesn’t allow a buildup of water or excess moisture, and is able to hold a substantial amount of water without weakening or breaking. Once you find the best system, focus on color and style. Fortified Roofing of Voorhees NJ would be happy to answer any question you have about roofing, roof repairs or new gutters.

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A gutter is a plastic, copper, steel, or aluminum trough that collects and directs excess water away from a home or other structure. Gutters come in a variety of colors and styles and are imperative to keeping excess water from settling around your home.

Voorhees roofing FAQ of the day:

How often should I clean my gutters?

This is dependent upon the amount of debris that could possibly fall into your gutters. if your home doesn’t have a lot of trees around it and your roof isn’t losing an excessive amount of granules, you may only need to clean out your gutters every couple of years. For homes with lots of trees around it, you may need to clean your gutters a couple times a year in order to remove debris and avoid a backflow of dirty water.

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