If you’re in the market for new gutters, then the salesperson you spoke to at the big store probably only mentioned two types: K-style and half-round gutters. But of the two, K-style gutters are by far the most popular. Why is that? In today’s post, we look at what makes K-style gutters the gutter style of choice for most American homeowners.
Gutters are essential to your roofing system as they divert water away from vulnerable materials and lessen the likelihood of moisture damage in different parts of your home. As a homeowner, it is good to know how gutters are installed to give you a better idea of what experts do when they service your home and to make it easier for you to maintain your gutters.
Your gutters and downspouts play a significant role in your home’s protection against water damage. To keep them in good shape, you must have them inspected and cleaned regularly. Taking care of your underground downspouts also means protecting several parts of your house like your roof, siding, windows, basement and foundation.
Gutters work to keep your home safe and intact against damage from run-off, but they’re not exempt to occasional issues. In some cases, the problems are serious and extensive enough (and overlooked enough) that they cause the gutters to start failing. The trusted roofer and home remodeler in the area, Empire Roofing & More, shares how you can tell if your gutter system is already nearing the end of its serviceable life.
Whatever your home improvement project, you’ll always hear that it’s best to leave it to a professional home remodeler. This is especially true if you are dealing with a gutter installation or replacement. Why is this?