Exterior Design Inc. offers a variety of guttering systems from which customers can choose based upon color and functionality tailored to the unique requirements of the structure. Properly designed and installed guttering systems provide an efficient way to direct flowing water away from the structure and its foundation to protect windows, doors, walls, foundations, and siding from the many problems water can create when it infiltrates the structure and saturates the building materials. In addition to actually weakening the structure this moisture can cause mold which can create health problems for both adults and children.
Strong storms with hail and high wind can cause guttering to pull away from the roofs creating gaps and other breaches that prevent the guttering system from doing its important job. These breaches hinder the flow of water as it enters the system and exits through the drain spouts. Unfortunately, the damage water can do to a structure happens so slowly, very much like erosion, that the problems are not apparent until the damage is extreme.
Exterior Design Inc. can inspect your guttering systems for damage and make appropriate recommendations for repair and/or replacement. Our professionals also work with your insurance adjusters to take optimal advantage of your insurance protection. We can also explain the benefits of new innovations with respect to the use of such things as leaf guards to keep leaves and other debris from impeding the flow of water.
Guttering Options include:
Seamless Aluminum Gutters. One of the most advantageous features of aluminum gutters is that they do not rust. Exterior Design Inc. works to custom-fit the gutters to each roof and structural surface and relies on long nail screws to fasten the gutters to the fascia to help prevent separation. Seamless aluminum gutters also use a heavier, extruded aluminum than that used in sectional gutters.
Copper Gutters. Although more typical of “classic” types of structures copper gutters are available to all customers offer a number of benefits. Like aluminum, copper gutters do not rust. Unlike aluminum, copper gutters do not require painting as the green patina that develops over time provides a unique beauty, which is becoming more popular.
Steel Gutters. Commercial buildings normally utilize steel gutters as they better meet the needs of larger structures with a more significant water flow.
Gutter Protection. These gutter protection systems ensure that the gutters remain clean and free of clogs and obstructions. In addition to improving the system’s ability to channel water away from the structure, such systems also reduce the need for homeowners to ascend rickety ladders for the unpleasant job of cleaning debris from one’s gutters.
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