GUTTER REPLACEMENT COMPANY
Gutters funnel water off of the roof and away from your home, protecting your siding, windows, and foundation from water damage. A solid gutter system prevents extensive, expensive moisture-related problems, which can occur when sections are separated or broken. If this happens you will need gutter replacement service.
The experts at Concord Roofing & Construction will assess your gutters and make recommendations as part of your total roofing solution. The condition of gutters is a critical component of roof repair.
Aside from causing damage to windows and doors, broken gutters cause water to run off the roof and collect on the ground near the foundation. Standing pools of water can cause numerous problems, from basement leaks to mildew, mold, and pest-related hazards. Gutter replacement cost is minimal when compared to the expense of water-related problems.
It’s time to look for gutter replacement service options if:
You can see rust, cracks or breaks
There is evidence of seam damage
Gutters are separated
Gutters are sagging
You have peeling house paint
There are missing or broken fasteners
You see nails or screws on the ground
There is rotting wood around doors and window frames
Mildew can be seen on the foundation
Your basement is getting water
Gutters typically last about 20 years if they’re properly maintained. If you have no idea how old your gutters are and this is the first time you’re seeing problems, a thorough investigation is in order. Broken or missing gutters do not necessarily mean the entire system has to be replaced but it definitely indicates cause for concern.
The only way your gutters can protect your roof and home is if they are fully functioning and connected. A cracked gutter is like having a hole in a bucket; it won’t be effective at transporting water.
TYPES OF GUTTER SYSTEMS
When considering gutters, it’s wise to think about the cleaning and maintenance involved. It’s important to evaluate where your house is located and what surrounds the immediate area. For instance, mature trees that shed leaves can repeatedly clog gutters, making for increased cleanup and additional maintenance.
A way to prevent clogs is by installing screens and guards. Guards not only prevent debris from clogging gutters but can prevent small rodents from getting inside. Guards and screens can also extend the life of the system. The initial cost is greater, but the long-term investment keeps repair and maintenance bills down.
Gutter replacement costs vary depending on which option you choose. Vinyl is the least expensive option, with aluminum, steel, and copper costing more. Gutters can be round or square, seamed or seamless and the joints could be sealed with neoprene gaskets or PVC cement. Of all the gutter materials, vinyl expands and contracts the most.
Inexpensive and lightweight, vinyl gutters are made of PVC plastic and don’t rust, dent, ding or corrode. They never have to be painted, come in several colors and installation is fast. The downside is they don’t last as long as other gutter material and can be prone to cracking and sagging.
The main advantage of aluminum gutters is that they can be customized just for your home. They last longer than their vinyl counterparts and come in rounded or square shapes. They are lightweight, more rust-proof than steel and come pre-painted with baked-on enamel that is available in many colors.
Steel is almost identical in durability to aluminum, but is much stronger at resisting dings and dents. Steel gutters also resist thermal warping and can withstand a ladder leaning against them. On the downside, steel is more expensive than aluminum and vinyl and is much more likely to rust. Steel is also a lot heavier, making the entire installation more involved.
Homeowners turn to copper when they’re looking to enhance the beauty of their home’s curb appeal. Copper ages naturally, changing color over time and slowly developing a patina. Durability and longevity are other advantages to copper gutters. They won’t rust, crack, sag or break, and with maintenance, it will last over 50 years. The downside to copper is the cost. Since other materials can corrode copper, all the fittings, nails, and fasteners must be copper as well. Installation is also more involved, requiring additional soldering at its joints.
When you call Concord Roofing & Construction, we will offer you the latest in gutter replacement services and devise a solution that makes sense for your needs.
GUTTER REPLACEMENT SERVICE
At Concord Roofing & Construction, we are your local gutter replacement specialists. We will conduct a comprehensive investigation into your gutter system and determine the best course of action. We know the weather conditions and neighborhoods in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We will make a gutter replacement recommendation that is right for your home and fits your budget.
If water is pooling by your foundation, for instance, we will investigate the reason why. The problem could be something as simple as a clog or as extensive as a defect in the gutter system. We offer many gutter replacement service options to fit your needs.
The main factor in determining whether to repair or replace your gutters is the extent of damage. If you have minimal trouble spots, they should be easy to fix. If multiple sections of your gutters are giving you problems then it might be time to consider replacing your gutters.