Gutters are perhaps the least appreciated part of your home. You may not consider them glamorous architectural features, but they matter as much as anything else does.
To appreciate the services of the unsung heroes in rain management and water damage prevention, advance your knowledge about gutter systems:
They Either Come in Sectional or Seamless Design
In the past, gutter systems are only made out of regular-sized pieces sealed together along the roof edge. They’re effective until their sealants start to deteriorate and develop gaps.
Now, seamless gutters are available to speed up the installation and keep the chances of leakage to a minimum. The absence of seams (except in the corners) leaves the water with no other place to go but forward, channeling it safely to the ground. With no detours, the rain falling on your roof wouldn’t wreak havoc with your home and landscaping.
They Are Available in Different Materials
Gutters come in a variety of materials, but aluminum proves to be the closest to ideal. Vinyl is generally not available in seamless style, while steel is heavy and prone to rust. Zinc and copper are strong and rustproof, but they lose their appeal as they age.
At Homecraft, we offer aluminum gutters and downspouts because they’re low-cost, durable, lightweight, and fade-resistant. Can be made seamlessly, we’re impressed with aluminum’s combination of exceptional resilience and timeless beauty.
They Can Be a Maintenance Nightmare
Uncovered gutters require demanding upkeep. This is especially true when tall trees tower over them. Leaves, twigs, pine needles, and other kinds of debris could get into them and cause clogging. Regular cleaning is necessary to keep gutters and downspouts blockage-free. Otherwise, water damage wouldn’t be a question of “if”, but a matter of “when”.
Instead of cleaning them yourself several times a year, which is never safe, or paying others to do it, invest in Mastic Leaf Relief. This efficient gutter protection system filters out any type of detritus and accommodates large amounts of water. Mastic Leaf Relief lets you kiss stressful and costly gutter maintenance goodbye.
Let Homecraft equip your home with a functional and stylish gutter system. Call us today at (877) 494-0377 to talk about your needs in Bear, Hockessin, or Wilmington, DE. We’ll be happy to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation and estimate at your convenience.