Gutters protect your home from water damage by directing rainwater away from your property. As with most home exterior components, however, they tend to deteriorate and fail as they approach the end of their lifespan, necessitating an immediate replacement. But have you ever wondered how much this investment costs? It can be affected by the below factors:
Gutters usually come in two types: sectional and seamless. The former option involves attaching separate metal segments at the seams before installing them along the roofline. It is usually cost-effective, but they are prone to leaking at the seams. The latter, meanwhile, involves a single, continuous piece of metal, measured precisely to match the length of the roofline. The seams are found at the corners, minimizing the occurrence of leaks.
Removal and Disposal of the Old Gutters
Before proceeding with the new gutter installation, the old system must be removed and disposed of first. While you can do this task yourself, it is worth noting that the gutters are attached to the roofline securely with fasteners or hangers. A single mistake could cause damage to the surrounding fascia boards. Thus, getting gutter pros to do the removal and disposal on your behalf would be the more sensible action to take. This may add to the total cost of your investment, but you’ll be saving yourself some money in the long run because everything will remain intact, including the roof itself.
Gutter Material Choices
Your choice of gutter material can also affect the total cost of your investment. Vinyl is a cost-effective option and can help drain water properly, but it doesn’t last as long as its counterparts. Galvanized steel is slightly more expensive, but it tends to accumulate rust. Aluminum might have a higher price point than the two, but it is a more common choice among homeowners because it is lightweight and easy to install. Copper is the most expensive among all gutter material choices and is known to enhance the appearance of historic or high-end homes.
Turn to American Roofing & Construction, LLC for your gutter installation needs. We make seamless rain gutters in two sizes to accommodate various rooflines: five inches and six inches. To learn more about your options, give us a call at (910) 964-0114 or (919) 917-2118. You may also fill out our contact form to request a gutter and roofing estimate.