Your gutter system is designed to ensure your home is damage-free. It functions by directing the water running down your roof away from your home. To guarantee that it can provide smooth draining performance, gutters are required to be the right size. Is bigger always better? Here are the benefits of replacing five-inch gutters with six-inch gutters.
In locations with a moderate climate, five-inch gutter systems are already big enough to handle a considerable amount of water during a downpour. However, there may be instances when you’ll have to upgrade your current five-inch system to six inches, especially if your home has a large roof. It can also be necessary if the roof is steeply pitched or your property is surrounded by tall trees.
Advantages of 6-Inch Gutters
- Reduce Potential for Congestion
Bigger gutters have a larger capacity to handle rainwater and the loose debris that runs through them. This lowers the possibility of clogging, which in turn, means greater protection against defects.
- Allow for Worry-Free Maintenance
With six-inch seamless gutters, roofs are less prone to congestion. Because they have a wider opening at the top, they are much easier to clean. They help eliminate the need for frequent gutter cleaning and roof repair. And, because the seams and joints are only found at the ends, you are assured to have fewer spots that will require caulking.
- Creates a More Robust Look
Six-inch gutters create a thicker “lip” on the roof’s edge, which can make the roof more robust when viewed from the ground. It has the same effect on your home’s exterior as choosing wider trim or window casing and can boost your home’s curb appeal.
If you’re looking for contractors to help you with your project, Roof Masters has been serving Montgomery County and the surrounding areas for over two decades. We are one of the most experienced roofing teams in the area. Contact us today at (301) 230-7663 to schedule a free inspection and estimate.