Think of your metal roof as an investment. You invested in a metal roof to protect your home, and, gutters are a crucial part of the installation of your metal roof.
Without gutters, your metal roof won’t be able to protect your home and investment. Box gutters eliminate water from moving into the ground around your home. Water around your home is a possible cause of a shifting or leaking foundation. Box gutters also guard against rain runoff staining your exterior walls.
How do seamless gutters compare to traditional gutters?
One of the biggest advantages of seamless gutters is that our professional installers measure and cut them on-site. This means you will have an ultra-strong, continuous system. In addition, the installers will cut them precisely to your home, with far fewer joints.
In comparison, traditional gutters come in pre-cut segments. Installers have to piece these together across the length of your home. While this type of gutter may be cost-efficient at first, the patchwork installation often results in multiple weak points and leaks. Unfortunately, this can lead to expensive repairs.
What size gutter should we go with?
Although 5″ used to be considered the standard size for residential seamless gutters, many homeowners are now upgrading to 6″ over sized gutters. Though a 6″ gutter is only an inch bigger it handles 40% more water! The over sized downspout installed with these gutters can also handle more debris passing through them. Many of today’s newer homes have more complex roof lines. We come across roofs with a lot of valleys and areas where large amounts of water collect, causing a flood of water to shed all at once. These areas often have just enough space for a small gutter and would benefit from an over sized gutter. We always recommend going with a 6″ gutter!