Like you, many homeowners are faced with various decisions about their roofing systems, including which type of gutter to install. As you consider your options, it helps to learn more about box gutters and why they might not be the best choice for most residential properties. Read on as local roofing expert Empire Roofing & More explains this further.
More About Box Gutters
Box gutters, unlike their typically semi-rounded counterparts, are square or rectangular, hence their name. Often made of galvanized steel or sometimes copper, they are built into the bottom of a property’s roof or located along the roofline, giving a more cohesive aesthetic compared to standard gutters.
Pros of Box Gutters
Box gutters can be an attractive choice due to their seamless integration with the property’s architecture, which is appreciated by those who value aesthetics. It can add to your property’s value and even raise its market value if installed properly.
If you’re prepared to handle the added maintenance required for box gutters, they’re perfect for any residence. Just make sure to call a qualified roofer to install them for you.
Cons of Box Gutters
Professional home remodelers don’t often recommend box gutters due to a number of reasons. For one, they require more maintenance and repair than standard gutters. Their enclosed design makes it challenging to clean out leaves and debris, which can lead to clogs and water damage. Furthermore, their construction requires a specialist contractor’s knowledge and equipment, which may mean higher installation costs.
If you need an alternative system, there are more practical and affordable options for your property’s gutter needs. Experienced roofers can help and guide you in choosing the right system for your property, budget and maintenance needs.
Schedule a Consultation Today!
Inclement weather and required maintenance make box gutters a less appealing option for most homeowners. However, with the right advice from competent roofers, you can select the perfect gutter system that blends functionality, aesthetics and longevity. Empire Roofing & More is always ready to help you make the best choices for your property. Call us at the following numbers: (412) 999-7135 (Allison Park) and (412) 414-1570 (Cranberry Township). You can also fill out this contact form to request an estimate.