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All gutters are troughs that collect rain running off a roof and channel it, with proper slopes, to downspouts that carry the rainwater to the ground and away from your siding, windows, doors and foundation. The most commonly used gutter – open gutters – should be regularly cleaned of leaves and debris in order to function properly.
In the course of collecting water, open rain gutters also collect leaves, acorns, pine needles, and other debris which can cause clogs anywhere in the gutter itself or sometimes in the downspouts. In dry conditions clogged gutters are a fire hazard; and during heavy rains, clogged gutters and downspouts can cause rainwater to overflow, potentially causing substantial damage to your building, landscaping and basement.
Covers for gutters, gutter guards and screens to keep debris out, can reduce or eliminate these problems and lengthen the life of your gutters.
In the 1960’s, the invention of seamless aluminum gutters changed the industry. A machine was developed that holds a roll of aluminum, called gutter coil, at one end, and extrudes a formed gutter at the other end. The formed gutter can be cut to any length desired and custom fit to the home on site. This method of creating gutters without seams, makes the gutters stronger and leak proof.
Today over 70% of residential gutters are seamless aluminum gutters, also known as roll-formed gutters, (OG or K-style gutters.) Seamless gutters come in a wide choice of colors, painted and baked on to the metal when it is made. Seamless aluminum gutters are custom fit to your home on site.
Common Gutter Problems
Ideally, the life expectancy of the average aluminum gutter is 20 – 30 years or longer, depending on maintenance, the care you take putting ladders against them, and regional weather conditions in your area of the country. Copper gutters may last 50 yrs, and galvanized steel gutters 20 years or less.
When any of these problems occur, it may be time to replace your gutters:
Loose debris will quickly begin to decompose, matting down and compressing into a solid sheet as it becomes damp, causing gutter clogs.
Accumulated debris caused by clogged gutters is a fire hazard, and it is extremely bad for the roof, accelerating wear and backing water up under the shingles.
It can also create a solid bridge over the top of the gutters that can send water cascading over the edge.
Damage Clogged Gutters Can Cause
- Basement flooding
- Foundation cracking and settlement
- Soil erosion
- Dry-rot on fascia boards, soffit, and roof
- Paint damage
- Window, door and siding damage
- Mold damage
- Fire damage in dry, high wind, fire-prone areas