Gutters: Roof and gutter installation often go hand in hand, and this is common knowledge. However, what’s much less known is why. The truth is, without gutters, rain can tend to run off a roof in one or two prime locations, determined by the slope of a roof. For this reason, roofing is always best accompanied by strategically placed gutters that control the flow of rain water from the roof line. Otherwise, rain is free to run off where it sees fit, often damaging foundations and corroding soil around the home, which causes permanent, dangerous damage to homes.
Roof/Gutter Installation: During the construction of a home, gutters are one of the last things to be installed on the exterior, while a roof is one of the first. However, the size of gutters are determined by the pitch and size of the roof, ensuring the gutters can handle the amount of rain run-off streaming from gables and ridges in the roof. For this reason, roof an gutter installation go hand in hand, though they aren’t installed at the same time.
Types of Gutter and Roof Installation: The types of gutters and roofs can vary so greatly, it’s best to trust a professional with your product selection. Gutters can run to rain chains, providing an aesthetic element that allows water to flow beautifully through a series of cans or down chains when it rains. Normal gutters, on the other hand, are usually constructed of aluminum and come in a wide variety of colors, allowing a seamless roof or siding line that matches and coordinates. Roofing can come in a variety of materials as well, ranging from architectural shingles (the most common type of roof) to various types of metal, from aluminum to copper, with prices as wide as the selections themselves.
No matter you roof or gutter installation needs, you can bet a professional can help you coordinate your selections to create a beautiful aesthetic that meets your practical and financial needs.