Rain gutters are an important addition to any home. They not only add value, style and beauty to the architecture of your home, they also provide essential protection against water damage, erosion, and foundation slippage.
Rain gutters channel and drain water away from your home, diverting and organizing the water. This means no water run-off to cause erosion or foundation problems. Cracks in foundations, patios, and driveways caused by water damage can result in very costly repairs. Water run-off can also badly stain stucco walls, and can lead to dampness which attracts termites. All of these problems caused by water run-off can be avoided by installing rain gutters, an affordable way to avoid costly repairs.
Todays rain gutters are expertly designed to divert and organize the water using seamless guttering and downspouts. Seamless guttering means no unsightly seams which catch debris. Also they add style and beauty to your home. With numerous materials and plenty of colors to match your home, your selection of rain gutters can complement the design of your home and even add an architectural accent. Copper is becoming a popular rain gutter material, perfectly complementing the architecture and roofs of many homes.
And now a bit of science! Rain gutters no longer require constant maintenance and painting to keep them looking new and working effectively. Seamless rain gutters remove the need to clear the guttering from debris, and new materials mean minimal cleaning and maintenance required. Many rain gutters are now made from aluminum with either a baked enamel or galvanized steel coating. These coatings ensure strength and make the guttering dent resistant and durable. Copper is also a popular material that is strong and durable and also adds an architectural accent to your home. Other rain gutters are coated in a special paint that includes Teflon ensuring the guttering looks good, stays clean, and last longer. Most guttering comes in either 5″ or 6″. The right choice for your home is dependent on rainfall amounts in your area.
Choosing the right kind of guttering for your home is made easier by working with a local guttering expert. They can advise on what type, style, and color will work best for you. And they can also install the guttering for you.
Installation is quick, in most cases taking no longer than 1 day. Most rain guttering is custom installed to ensure it fits your home perfectly, diverting and organizing the water effectively and adding style and beauty to your home. Many installers will custom fit the guttering on site.
Rain guttering is a must have for every home, an affordable way to add style to your home and avoid costly repairs.