Gutters refer to the channels that collect water dripping off the roof. Leaders or downspouts refer to the pipes that carry the water to ground level. Gutter systems are one of the most overlooked areas of home improvement and repair; however it is a valuable investment. Rain gutters divert rainwater runoff from your home and down the leaders to prevent potential issues such as mold and mildew from entering the home.
A quality and properly installed gutter system will prolong the life of your windows, doors and decks in addition to helping prevent water from getting into your basement. Gutters can be cut to your home’s exact measurements and they come in a variety of styles and colors to match your home’s exterior design.
Historically, gutters were made of wood, and the downspouts made of steel, which required frequent maintenance. Wood gutters had to be painted with a special paint, and the steal downspouts rusted and developed holes. Today, most gutters and downspouts are made of aluminum (some are still made of copper), which requires minimal maintenance.
Why do you need gutters?
-Protect home from water damage
-Keep water away from basement
-Protect driveways, patios, and sidewalks from erosion
-Help prevent moisture conditions that are conducive to termites
Gutters are available in:
-3 different gauges (0.27, & 0.32)
-5 inch or 6 inch
-K-Style or Half Round
-Aluminum or Copper
Protect your Home
The gutters and downspout system captures rainwater running off of your roof and diverts it away from your home, but many homeowners do not know the extent to which gutters provide basic protection for their home. Siding, roofing, yard drainage, and foundations: gutters protect them all. When downspouts become clogged, rainwater can back up into your sub-roofing. Cracks and gaps in your gutters can cause water to run down your siding, significantly reducing their life expectancy. When rainwater hits your lawn, pooling can occur, drowning flowers and shrubs. Worse yet, water can seep into your foundation causing shifting and cracks, a nightmare scenario for homeowners. Gutter cleaning can prevent damage to your home.
Gutter Guards: Gutter guards are a cost efficient way to keep gutters free from debris. Please note this particular product does require cleaning, at least two times per year, to continue to working properly.
Gutter Cleaning Service: M&M Construction Specialist will clean all gutters and leaders, pitch gutters, refasten gutters, and attach any loose leaders (downspouts) as needed. This service will be automatically scheduled in the spring and fall and will continue to renew unless canceled by you. To sign up for service simply call our office at 908-378-5951 and our consultants will come out to your house and give you a free estimate. Then simply relax and we will take care of your gutters.