Gutter Upgrades- What You Need to Know

Gutter Upgrades-What You Need to Know

When the time comes to upgrade the exterior of your home and give the outside a little TLC for a change, one good way to start is with a new gutter installation.  Gutters are an important part of any home and can have a huge impact on your roof and your home, but how do you know what type of gutters to go with? There are many options for styles and materials, including seamless aluminum and copper, among many others. Stay Dry Roofing has three easy things for you to keep in mind for a stress-free gutter upgrade:

Consider the Scope of the Project

Common sectional guttering installation projects are largely done as DIY projects with the homeowners who think they are able to handle the project themselves completing the installation. But even for the most skilled and experienced worker, it is a very labor-intensive project. And even the best installation will eventually have leaks at the seams and other issues as the gutters age. Seamless gutters, because they are made as one large continuous piece, have no seams and few if any leak issues. They are a bit more cumbersome to handle and usually require at least two pairs of hands to maneuver and secure everything in place, but seamless gutters have become the overwhelming choice for homeowners. This is why these gutters need to be left to the professionals- they can provide a gutter upgrade that will keep your home looking great and ensure your Indianapolis roofing and gutter needs are met.

Copper and Aluminum- High End and Low End

Aluminum has long been made of silver steel based metals. An aluminum gutter installation looks clean and is rust free while being lightweight and easy to install. Costing an average of $5.00 to $10.00 per linear foot this has long been the popular choice and is still commonly used in new constructions and remodeling upgrades all the time in the area. Aluminum offers a great option for an easy gutter upgrade! Copper like aluminum is very resilient and commonly used. Newly installed copper is shiny and colorful but over time that typical blue-green discoloration will set in, which is actually part of the reason why some homeowners opt for copper gutters.  It is a bit more expensive running approximately $15.00 per linear foot but it is still common for a high-end statement. These are the most common materials we see used in Indianapolis roofing and gutter upgrades.

Consider Size and Shape

Gutter installation experts can offer advice on the shape and size gutter that will be best suited for your home.  The two most common shapes are the U-shaped or K-shaped profiles. The gutter size itself is a bit more complex because it is determined by the size of your roof area and how much water needs to be carried during rain storms. Diameters for gutters usually run around four, five or six inches. Another important aspect to consider is the downspouts. Downspouts can be rectangular or round, they can be curved or relatively straight, and they also come in a variety of diameters to accommodate the gutter size above. Other factors such as overhanging trees, the frequency of rain storms, snow falls, and seasonal weather patterns can also play a part in determining what gutters are best for your unique needs.  Here at Stay Dry Roofing, we will help you with your gutter upgrade and ensure you get the right gutters for your unique situation.

Stay Dry Roofing Has the Answers

Stay Dry Roofing is proud to be a trusted name in the Indianapolis and surrounding areas when it comes to seamless gutter installation and general gutter maintenance. We are experts in every aspect of gutters and roofing, roof repair, roof replacement and roof maintenance. When your home is in need of a gutter upgrade, don’t trust your investment to just anyone- let the experts with the proven reputation and experience take care of you. We can handle any gutter installation project from start to finish, so you have nothing to worry about! When it comes to Indianapolis roofing and gutter work, we proudly serve Indianapolis and the surrounding communities, including Brownsburg, Franklin, Greenfield, Martinsville, Noblesville and more. To learn more and to ask about our free estimates, call us at (317) 603-5550 or use our Contact Information Page. We would love to hear from you!