Gutters may seem new to you if you’ve never lived in a house that had gutters, that’s why we’re going to break down the most commonly asked questions and answer them for you so that you’ll be more knowledgeable about them. Many homeowners know how important gutters in Ypsilanti Michigan are to a home, but many also don’t know the importance and think that they’re just a bonus.
However, that’s not the case at all, if you’re buying a home without a gutter system installed, then you may be wondering if you should have gutters installed or not. Well, the short answer is yes, you should invest in having a gutter system installed on your home. The long answer will be answered from all of the questions we’re going to answer below.
Why Are Gutters Important To My Home?
Gutters are important for many reasons, the most importance being their main function and that is redirecting water away from important aspects of your home such as your roof, exterior siding, and your yard. Gutters are built of different systems that help redirect water away from your home. Gutter systems are attached to your home by using fasteners that attach to a fascia installed right below your roof’s soffit, the gutter needs to be properly pitched to allow water to flow correctly or else it will just pool in one area, then the downspout will be where the water is redirected to, it can also be redirected to a garden to keep plants watered.
Does All Gutter Systems Look The Same In Appearance?
This is a common question that gets asked a lot by homeowners who want to keep their house looking beautiful with high curb appeal. The answer to this question is, no! Gutters can come in a variety of beautiful colors to match the aesthetic of your home and if you can’t find the right color, you can even have your gutters painted to have them best fit your home’s aesthetic.
Are There Different Types Of Gutter Systems?
Yes, there are two different types of gutter systems available. There’s standard gutter systems and there’s also seamless gutter systems. The difference between these two gutter systems is that the standard gutter systems are made out of different sections of channels, meaning they’ll be attached to each other which can ultimately lead to more leaks in the future. However, seamless gutter systems have to be custom made by a professional and then installed on your home which typically cost more.
Do I Have To Maintain My Gutter System?
Yes, gutter maintenance is crucial to keeping your gutter system in great condition. Just like the roof of your home and exterior siding, the gutter system requires regular maintenance to ensure no problems occur that could potentially harm other aspects of your home as well. Cleaning your gutters is typically recommended twice a year and after major storms to prevent debris from building up in them and causing problems.
How Do I Properly Maintain My Gutters?
Gutter maintenance isn’t that tough of a job, but it can certainly be dreading to some homeowners. The most annoying thing that you’ll have to do for your gutter system is cleaning it out so that it won’t become clogged up. If you live in an area or about to purchase a home with trees surrounding it, you may find yourself cleaning your gutters more than twice a year. Cleaning is pretty simple though, first you’ll want to climb up to your gutter system with a bag and start cleaning out debris that is left in your gutters, you can do this either by hand or a small tool, then rinse your gutters out with a hose to ensure all debris that’s stuck to your gutters is washed away. You’ll also want to spray out your downspouts to ensure nothing is clogged in it, as that can cause a lot of problems with pools of water forming.
Gutters are crucial to keeping your home from damages caused by water. Installing gutters is a great way to prevent a lot of exterior siding and roof problems from occurring to your home, which can become pretty expensive for repairs and replacements, so it’s definitely recommended to hire a professional to install a gutter system for your home. Call us here at Ypsilanti Roofing Company if you need gutter repairs or replacement for your home. We provide free estimates. Call us at (734) 291-0165