Don't let the rain ruin your home. Properly-installed gutters and gutter protection provide protection against erosion, plant damage and basement flooding.
We tend to not think much about our gutters, until there's a problem. Clogs and leaks can put your home at risk for moisture damage and wood rot. Additionally, well-functioning gutters and downspouts help direct roof runoff away from the foundation of your house and prevent water damage inside your basement or crawl space.
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Gutters are available in various sizes and styles, each with their own benefits. Contact O'LYN Roofing to learn more about the types of gutters we install and which style is best for your home.
K-style gutters are named for their profile, which when viewed from the side, resembles the letter K. These gutters are also known as "ogee" gutters, which means "double curve." K-style gutters are available in different sizes, but the two most common sizes are five-inch and six-inch. K-gutters are typically made with aluminum, but can also come in vinyl, copper and steel. While K-gutters can hold more water than rounded gutters and are less likely to bend under heavy force, they can also be hard to clean.
Half-round gutters can be found on many turn of the century homes, although homeowners today still use them to add a touch of style to the exterior of their home. Half-round gutters come in all metals, including copper, are available in plastic, and can also be seamless. There are several advantages to half round gutters, including their smoothness, which decreases corrosion and clogs while making the gutters easier to clean. A major disadvantage of half-round gutters is that they are unable to hold a lot of water, which can cause gutters to overflow in areas that get a lot of rainfall.
Seamless gutters are effective and affordable, making them a top choice among homeowners. Seamless aluminum gutters are custom-fit to the exact length needed and have no joints or seams to let in water or debris. Aluminum gutters also offer many advantages - they won't crack or split like vinyl or rust like steel. Seamless aluminum gutters are a long-lasting, inexpensive solution that can be installed hassle-free.
Copper gutters are the perfect option if you are looking to add character and craftsmanship to your home. Copper gutters naturally patina with age and will vary in color depending on climate. Copper gutters are also durable and long-lasting and will never rust or need to be painted. This type of gutter system should be installed by a professional because joints and seams must be soldered. A major disadvantage of copper gutters is the cost and installation - copper gutters are much harder to install and are more expensive than aluminum or steel options.
If you’re installing new gutters, it makes sense to think about installing gutter guards (aka leaf filters, gutter covers, etc.) as well. This adds a little expense to the job, but eliminates a lot of headaches over clogged, overflowing gutters that can damage your home. Besides, if you’re investing in new gutters and downspouts, why risk having them become filled with rotting leaves, twigs and other debris?
Investing in proper rain gutter installation can improve your home’s value and curb appeal and prevent costly repairs. Make cleaning gutters a thing of the past and choose gutter guards installed by O'LYN Roofing. Call O'LYN Roofing today or send us an email to schedule a free gutter inspection and estimate. Our services are available in Boston, Cambridge, Quincy, Framingham, Waltham, Arlington, Brockton, Lowell, Weston, Newton, Sudbury, Wellesley, Somerville and surrounding towns and cities.