Wilmington Gutter Pro’s is a company that provides seamless gutter installation in and around the Cape Fear area. They have supported the community by providing services on homes in need of repair. These are homes that investors are coming in and restoring to revitalize the community. The company has provided the information below about how gutters are installed and why they are needed.
Rain Gutter Purpose
You may be asking yourself why do I need gutters and what do they actually do. The main function of a gutter system is to divert the water that falls on the roof away from the structures foundation. This keeps the foundation from being damage by water and can avoid costly foundation repairs. Gutters can also act as trim to the home by choosing a color that compliments the other colors used on the house.
Gutter Fabrication and Installation
An advantage to using seamless gutters is they are custom built to your home. All of the gutter material starts as a flat sheet of metal rolled into a coil. From there, depending on the style you desire, the flat metal is sent through a forming machine that forms the material into the desired shape and size. The most common shapes and sizes are K-style and half round in either 5 or 6 inch sizes. Your gutter installation expert will let you know what size you need to handle the amount of water that will be collected by your roof during a storm.
After the size and shape is settled on the installation team gets to work attaching the gutters to your house. This attachment process involves screwing hangers into the house through the gutter. This will give a secure fit that will last decades. Downspouts are strategically placed to ensure no single section of gutter will have excessive water in it during a storm.
You can have the best looking gutter system in the world installed on your home but if it is clogged you might as well not have it at all. Once a gutter system is clogged it ceases to provide its main function, which is diverting water away from the structure. You will know your system is clogged when you see water running over the edge of the gutter rather than coming out of the downspout. If this is not fixed, soon you will have damage to the gutters from all the weigh they are constantly carrying. There is also potential of damage to the inside of you house if water begins to overflow into the walls. This can create mold and mildew. Both are things you want to avoid. Cleaning your gutters will keep all of this from becoming bigger issues.
We hope that the article provided helps you to better understand what gutters are and how they work. Also that you will be able to use these tips and tricks to help revitalize your home and thus your community as well.