Gutters play a critical role in keeping moisture damage at bay for your roof, and essentially the rest of your home, so it’s important to make sure that you are getting the right system. Going over all your options can be a little daunting when you’ve never done gutter replacement before, but don’t worry. The gutter and roofing repair experts from Pawcatuck Roofing Co. have you covered.
Seamless vs. Sectional Gutters
Gutters typically come in two types: seamless and sectional. Seamless gutters are characterized by continuous troughs, only forming seams at corners where two sections meet, while sectional gutters are fitted with troughs cut into sections, forming numerous seams throughout. A lot of homeowners like seamless gutters because they have fewer seams, making them less likely to leak, but many also appreciate sectional gutters because coming in sections make them easy to repair when damaged.
While you should leave the actual calculations to your gutter and roofing contractor, you should know that your gutters should be sized according to the maximum rainfall in your area, not average rainfall amounts recorded. Sloped roofs will also drain water faster than their flatter counterparts, so your roof slope will also be a factor in calculating for ideal gutter capacity. Typically, 5- and 6-inch gutters are used, but trough sizes can go up to 8 inches wide.
What Should You Choose?
The best gutter choice for you and your home will boil down to what will address your needs and preferences the most. To help you during the selection process, don’t hesitate to ask your gutter contractor for recommendations. With their experience and an understanding of your requirements, they should be able to point you in the right direction. Working with a trusted gutter expert will also give access to a wider range of options, ensuring you zero in on the best choice for you.
Pawcatuck Roofing Co. Inc. is the gutter, siding and roofing contractor to trust for your exterior improvement needs. Commercial roof replacement also offered! To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (860) 599-1024 or fill out our contact form. Request a FREE estimate today! We serve Westerly, RI, and the surrounding communities.