Gutters are far more than a cosmetic feature of your home. Gutters protect the foundation of your home from water damage. They can also help prevent mold and mildew issues which, in turn, protects you and your family from the detrimental affects mold can have on your health. That beautiful front lawn landscape design you have can quickly be damaged during a heavy rain if you don’t have gutters to carry the water to downspouts directed away from the front of your house.
Benefits Of Hiring An Expert Gutter Installation Baltimore Company
Gutters appear to be a rather simplistic addition to your home. However, the installation of gutters requires some basic engineering knowledge in order to get the pitch correct. Improperly installed gutters simply don’t function as they should. You also have to consider that the more complex your roof design is, the more challenging the gutter installation is.
Another benefit to hiring gutters Baltimore professionals to install your gutters is that, during the installation process, they can identify other issues that need attention. A professional installer will notice and be able to repair issues such as deteriorating fascia boards and water damaged shingles.
It’s knowledge and experience that enables a professional gutter installation Baltimore firm to secure seams perfectly and to attach the gutters properly. Hiring professionals to install your gutters assures that your gutters are installed properly so that they provide the maximum amount of protection from rain damage.
Choosing the right gutter material
- 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.
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.
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.