Choosing The Right Materials for Your Gutters

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Choosing The Right Materials for Your Gutters

When you begin discussing the repair, replacement or new installation of gutters Baltimore, you may encounter certain terms that you are unfamiliar with. One word you will hear is fascia. The fascia is located underneath the roof line just behind the gutters. Another word you will encounter is soffit. The soffit is located under the fascia board. Generally, the soffit is a visible part of your home’s exterior trim. When gutters get clogged, water seeps behind them, eventually rotting the fascia board and soffit. Because this is an area that can’t be seen, the damage is generally not noticed until it is severe enough for the gutter to fall off of the fascia board. Having a gutter leaf guard installed can help keep debris from clogging your gutter.

  • Aluminum gutters are a budget friendly option. They will not rust or corrode. Aluminum gutters can be painted to complement the exterior color scheme of your home. This material is lightweight and easy to shape.
  • Vinyl gutters are lightweight, easy to install and will not rust. Color options are limited.
  • Copper is a more expensive option. It is resistant to rust and doesn’t require any type of finish. The natural patina of copper will age beautifully over time.
  • Galvanized steel is also a budget-friendly material option. Galvanized steel is experiencing a resurgence in popularity.

In addition to having gutters to carry the water from the roof of your home, you need downspouts to move the water away from the foundation of your home. Professional installers can determine the best position and angle for your downspouts. Just as with gutters, your downspout needs to function properly in order to provide your home with the best protection possible against water damage. You can add a downspout drain or guard to keep debris from obstructing the flow of water through the downspout.

Interested in learning what new gutter installation would cost for your Maryland home? Call Charis Contracting today for a free, no-obligation estimate at (410) 440-2991 or if you prefer, just complete the form on this page.

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