When it comes to exterior components of a home, gutters aren’t usually the first thing that come to mind. But while your gutter system is relatively low-key, it actually does a lot to protect your property from moisture damage. As such, it’s important to make sure that you are choosing the right gutters, starting with knowing all you can about them.
What Gutter Options Are Available?
Gutters come in a range of materials, but aluminum is most common while vinyl and copper are also popular choices. There are two gutter profiles to choose from: half-round and K-style. As for trough sizes, they typically come in diameters of four to six inches. What about colors? Gutters can come in any color imaginable, ensuring yours match your home’s exteriors perfectly.
How Often Should Gutters Be Cleaned?
Generally, it’s recommended that gutters are cleaned at least two times in a year. A more frequent cleaning schedule, however, should be in place if your home is surrounded by foliage as leaves and debris can easily clog your gutters. To keep your gutters clean without going through the trouble of actually cleaning them, you should consider getting a gutter protection system.
How Long Do Gutters Last?
Aluminum gutters can last about 20 years while copper ones can go up to 50 years with proper upkeep. It’s time to replace gutters when you start seeing rust around seams as well as structural weakness which is evident in sagging. Holes, chips and warping in the material are also signs.
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