Gutters and Downspouts

The purpose for installing gutters and downspouts is to collect the water that runs off the roof as a result of rain or snow melting that falls on the roof surface and channel it to flow away from the house. This prevents water leaks into the house, water damage and prevents water seepage through the foundation which can be damaging and expensive to repair.

Gutters will increase the width of the roof's overhang beyond the eves, this provides further protection to the house's outside walls, extends the roof's umbrella further outwards providing additional protection for windows, etc hand helps to prevent snow slides during winter.

The maintenance of the gutters and downspouts may require regular attention, especially seasonally, due to the collection of leaves, seeds and twigs that can collect in the gutters and clog the collection system. During the winter, slow running or clogged gutters and downspouts can promote ice to form and overhang the gutters, causing expensive damage or can weaken the system.

The most common gutter material used today are aluminum with factory baked on enamel.

It is recommended to install protective screens or caps on the gutters to prevent leaves and other such debris from clogging up the gutter system.

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