Your Virginia home gutters are often overlooked but very essential. Broken, clogged or missing gutters can cause serious damage to your Virginia Home by allowing rainwater to get into your basement and crawlspace, and ruin your fascia boards and siding. Gutter repair and installation is fairly easy. It usually requires ladder work, which makes a lot of people uncomfortable because ladder work can be dangerous.
Types of Gutters for your Virginia Home
Gutter is available in several materials and many types and sizes. Aluminum is the most common gutter material in Virginia. Aluminum gutters are available in continuous or seamless designs and sections that are joined together. Aluminum seamless gutters are commonly installed by professionals using a machine to extrude the guttering on the jobsite.
Vinyl gutters has become more popular because they don't rust, chip, dent, crush or leak. There is also no need to paint them. Brown and white are the most common colors in both aluminum and vinyl gutters. Vinyl gutters are also available in 10-foot sections. Most vinyl gutter systems are UV protected and guaranteed not to crack, peel or corrode. They also utilize vinyl joiners, end caps, corners, drops and other fittings with seals that eliminate the need for caulking.
Sectional gutters are available at building supply dealers and stores such as Lowe's and Home Depot. They are usually 10-feet in length with longer lengths available for custom orders. Remember, the longer the length the bigger the truck needed to transport them to the jobsite.
Copper and galvanized metal gutters are also available and are considered high-end products. These are almost exclusively installed by a professional.
There are also many gutters that feature a unique, patented design that allow leaves and debris to wash away instead of building up inside the gutter and clogging it. These self-cleaning systems eliminate clogged, overflowing gutters and downspouts. These gutter systems also eliminate destructive ice build-up.
Whether you need your gutters repaired, you are looking for a professional gutter cleaning or are looking to have new, self-cleaning gutters or gutter guard installed, contact Summit Environmental Solutions today!