Home Protection through Professional Gutter Service

By: Rokai Kolam


A gutter system is primarily intended to collect rain water from the roofing area to facilitate the proper dispersal of water away from the house. Damage to homes can be caused by a faulty gutter system, usually seen in areas such as the fascia, foundations, walkways, driveways and landscaping. It is very important to have downspouts that have been properly configured to attain a fully functional gutter system.

Gutters are made of different materials such as steel, vinyl, aluminum and copper. Steel gutters were preferred during the early 60’s due to their durability while copper gutters provide unique architectural detail. Vinyl gutters may be chosen for cost considerations but it is the aluminum gutters which enjoy popularity among homeowners due to ease in installation.

Advances in technology have served the best interest of aluminum gutters with the introduction of seamless gutters. Several advantages come with continuous rain guttering such as eliminating unsightly seams and the need for painting jobs as well as reducing the possibility of leak. Seamless gutters though are not exactly seamless since there are seams at the corners and at the downspout outlets. Its continuity however, makes it not only visually appealing but quite strong as well. Its main advantage over regular gutters that have to be connected to achieve the desired length is the absence of seams that are fastened with slip fittings with each being a potential source of leak.

Copper systems are often custom-made since the choice of using them are usually for creative considerations. The installer would need to have extensive experience and understanding of the material to be able to install copper gutters properly. With copper, gutters become more than a system that protects a home as it stands out as an artistic detail on its own. Copper rain chains are very good alternatives for downspouts at front entries since they appear to be decorative accents that helps to dress the home exterior.

Installation, maintenance and repair of gutters are best left in the hands of professionals. Installing gutters would require the calculating of slope and adding downspout. Regular gutters would also require cutting and joining gutters. The completion time for an average-sized house is one day. Contractors for the installation of seamless gutters will bring the machine that will create a continuous piece of gutter after taking the measurements,

Regular maintenance of a guttering system would be to the homeowner’s advantage since it will ensure that a home gets the protection it needs. Gutters are especially susceptible to the presence of debris, leaves, loose grains of gravel from a recently replaced roof and even bird’s nests. Periodic checks would make it possible for any of these to be detected early and removed the soonest possible time. Sealant failures can happen due to exposure to extreme weather conditions and environmental factors. A reliable gutter service in your area can quickly address problems of this nature.

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Sunshine Gutters provide professional gutter service, residential gutter installation as well as gutter maintenance and cleaning in the Bay Area. It specializes on seamless aluminum and copper gutters, including residential and commercial custom jobs and rain chains. Free home estimates are given within 24 hours from inquiry.

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