Gutter Installation and Repair
Gutters are a crucial part of your roof. Without gutter installation and gutter repair, water will be allowed to flow off of your roof and onto the ground below. This can cause problems such as mold growth, leaks in your home or office building, damaged ceilings and floors, and more! Gutters come in many shapes and sizes for different needs, so you must choose the right gutter for you before installing them. It’sIt’s also vital to keep up with gutter cleaning to ensure they don’t clog (which could lead to costly repairs).
At Atlanta Roof Repair, we know the importance of a quality gutter system. We handle both new gutter installation and gutter repairs to ensure that your gutters are in the best shape possible to protect your roof and home from floods and other damage.
What Do Gutters Do Exactly?
Gutters come in many shapes and sizes for different needs. A gutter system directs water away from the roof of your home, garage, or office building to keep it dry when rain is coming down hard. Without gutters, all that excess rain would just flow over the edge of your roof onto the ground below. Hiring professionals will ensure that you get the right fit for your particular roof. Some roofs may not have the proper slope or may need adjustments to fit gutters.
The problem with this is that any dirt on top of your roof can wash into a gutter and clog up drainage pipes which will cause expensive repairs such as replacement guttering systems and/or replacing ceilings and floors. There are gutter materials available to make sure you don’t have these problems, so do not wait until there’s an issue before installing new gutters.
How Much Do Gutters Cost?
The cost of gutter systems will vary greatly depending on the size and shape of your roof as well as the type of gutters you install. For instance, gutter systems installed by professional guttering companies will be more expensive than those you can buy over the counter but will be much higher quality, and professional installation from a source like Atlanta Roof Repair is always the safest option to protect your home and your investment.
Typically a set of gutters costs an average price per foot which is usually around $.25 to $.30 per foot of gutter, which includes the gutters, gutter brackets, and downspouts on either end. Suppose you want a more custom installation that will be tailored for your specific house. In that case, it might cost an average price of about $150 or higher depending on how many guttering materials are needed and what type they are (e.g., copper vs. aluminum).
Choosing copper or aluminum has its advantages and disadvantages. For instance, copper gutters and gutter brackets will be more expensive upfront than aluminum gutters and gutter brackets, but copper is much more durable in the long run.
Some people choose to go with black plastic guttering because it’s cheaper (around $.25 per foot). However, they don’t last as long, so you’ll need to replace them sooner.
If your gutter installation is older, then there might only be certain parts that are still usable, like the downspouts or end caps on either side of a house which means replacing all of the guttering materials would not be necessary for an entire replacement job. The installer can help determine what’s needed based on problems found during an inspection, such as if any sections are missing or broken from being clogged or damaged due to weather problems.
How Long Do Gutters Last?
Depending on where you live, weather can vary significantly from year to year, so there’s no set time period for how long guttering systems last. Still, we recommend getting them installed as soon as possible to avoid potential risks later when bad storms come through, like hail damage or high winds, which can even take guttering down.
Most gutters that are well maintained can last an average of 15 years or so, but gutter materials will have a different lifespan, and guttering systems can be installed to last much longer if needed. As we stated earlier, sturdier materials like copper are more expensive but last longer and generally hold up well to punishing weather, meaning the return on investment is significant given how important your gutters are.
How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters?
The best way to determine how often you should clean your gutters depends on the level of debris that’s in them and where they’re located since those areas needing more attention will need it much sooner than others, but as a general rule, gutter maintenance is recommended around once per month or after major storms when we see the debris left behind from strong wind gusts such as dead leaves, twigs, pine needles, etc.
There are also specialty brushes used for cleaning gutter systems, so be sure to have one handy if needed, along with some good old-fashioned elbow grease during this process.
The two factors that will determine how often you need to clean are the weather and how many trees and things are around your house. This is because trees are major contributors to gutter debris.
What Problems Can Clogged Gutters Cause?
Clogged gutters can cause flooding upstairs in a home as well as many other problems such as mold and mildew on walls from standing water and rotting of wood fascia boards. This is because when guttering systems are not functioning properly, they cannot handle heavy rainfall, which causes overflow onto adjoining surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and patios.
How to Know When to Clean Your Gutters
Gutter system maintenance is one of those things that most people don’t want to do, but they also know it needs doing! So what are the signs that your gutters need cleaning? Well, if you notice standing or running water in guttering systems, then this means clogs could be forming, so call a professional gutter cleaner right away for help with the gutter repair. If there is debris such as leaves or twigs blocking them from flowing properly, then these can cause serious problems too.
As you can see, your gutters do much more than just allow water to drain off. If you’re ready to have a gutter system installed, or want to update your existing one, then give Atlanta Roof Repair a call today.