Lowcountry Roofing: Experienced Summerville SC Roofer
Gutters play an important role channeling water off your roof and keeping it out of the house. If you need to replace them due to storm damage or wear and tear, there are many options on the market, ranging from relatively inexpensive vinyl to aluminum, steel and copper. Experienced Summerville roofing specialists can help you decide which option is best suited to your home.
Proper gutter installation is essential so the system works properly. Each section should be the exact length required for the home and corners should be custom-made on-site for a perfect fit. For a smooth finish and aesthetically pleasing appearance, they should be installed seamless and hung with pre-mounted, hidden hangers to anchor them. Anti-corrosive screws that are rust resistant must be used for both hangers and gutters. The gutters should be installed behind the drip edge of the roof, allowing the water to flow into the gutter and not behind it.
Vinyl gutters are the least expensive option for your dwelling. A handy homeowner can purchase them at a hardware store and install them. The sections snap together making them very easy to put in place. Although color choices are limited, it can be painted. Vinyl doesn’t rust or rot, but it is not recommended for areas that experience intense sun and heat. It can also bow and bend during heavy wind and rainstorms. Under ideal conditions it should last 20 years. However, they should be checked regularly for water leaks as the seams can separate.