Gutters protect your home—plain and simple.
They collect and drain water away from your home’s foundation preventing water from seeping into the home’s basement or crawl space. When well maintained, they also protect exterior siding and trim from excessive water splash. As part of any extensive exterior remodeling or roofing project, gutter replacement should be considered.
Gutters can become damaged due to hail or storm damage, even excessive leaf and twig clogging can impact gutters over time. The installation pitch may become compromised or the gutter system may have been improperly sized for the roof drainage area.
Older gutters and downspouts can be costly and difficult to repair. Often, homeowners need to install a new traditional gutter or leaf and twig guard protection system.
If you are in the market for new gutters or have been thrust into the gutter market due to unexpected storm damage, here are some options to consider:
Materials—Over the years, gutters have been made from a variety of materials, including, steel, copper, wood and seamless gutter systems. Aluminum gutters are the most popular because they are the most affordable, long-lasting and have many color choices. Unfortunately, aluminum is not for every home. Some older homes may require copper or steel to maintain a home’s look and feel.
Color—Aluminum offers the most choices.
Style—Depends on style and age of your home. Half-round works on older homes typically. K-gutter profiles work on most homes.
Size—Depends on the roof area being drained or steepness of the roof. Our installer determines which size is best for your home.
Before you make your decision, consider Thomas Exteriors. We’re exterior specialists, and we work with roofs and gutters every day. We can spot problems associated with gutters, such as rotted fascia, and damaged flashing that requires replacement.
If you need gutter replacement, ask your Thomas Exteriors consultant to determine the best option for you. Give us a call at 612.210.2880 or fill out the quote request form to get started. We offer free estimates on all our work!