All Around Roofing Services: Gutters
Gutters aren’t necessarily the first thing we notice on a home, and while they may not be very eye-catching, they do serve a very important purpose – moving water away from our home and its foundation.
Today’s gutter systems come in a wide variety of shapes and materials, and as a homeowner, understanding the basics of the gutter system, along with the various options available, can be advantageous when it comes to choosing a gutter system that’s right for your home. Consulting with an experienced contractor is also your best bet when it comes to choosing a gutter system for your home’s exterior. The Denver contractors at All Around Roofing & Exteriors know gutters and can help you through the process of choosing a gutter system that works best for you.
The components of a gutter system typically consist of the gutter, downspout, end cap, one or more elbows, and hangers or brackets. Gutters come in two main shapes, half round or K style, which are 5 or 6 inches wide. K style gutters are flat on the back and bottom and are usually more decorative, resembling that of crown molding. The half round gutters are round on the bottom and are not as ornate as the K style gutter. They are more common on older homes.
Gutter systems can be made of vinyl, metal, or wood. While vinyl gutters are inexpensive, they are not as rigid as metal and are relatively short lived. Wood gutters require constant maintenance and are very heavy, making them the least favorable of the gutter systems. Metal gutters tend to be the desirable choice because of their durability and longevity. Metal gutters come in an array of choices such as aluminum, the most affordable of the metal gutter systems, copper, zinc, and steel. Homeowners also have the choice, regardless of the chosen gutter system, to add gutter covers, filters, or debris barriers to block leaves and other debris from falling into the gutters, preventing build-up and clogs.
If you need gutter repairs or replacement, the local Denver contractors at All Around Roofing and Exteriors provides gutter services throughout the Denver area.