You may not think about them too often, but gutters play an important part in the exterior appearance of your home. Loose and worn guttering can make your house look unappealing, not to mention that they may not be fully protecting your home. Read the information below to discover the importance of a good gutter system and the various types of Gutters in Auburn WA.
Q.) My gutters are old and when it rains the water settles around the foundation of my house. Is this bad and what can be done to fix the problem?
A.) Rain that pools around the exterior of your home means that your gutters aren’t properly doing their job. The water may eventually leak into your basement and cause foundation issues. Standing water can also cause the wood to rot on your house and cause soil erosion right next to your foundation. Worn gutters should be repaired or replaced with new guttering that allows the water to go where it should, which is away from your house. With the proper installation of gutters and downspouts, the rain water won’t be anywhere near your home.
Q.) What are the different types of Gutters in Auburn WA?
A.) The most common type that is widely used in all climates is aluminum gutters. These gutters are durable, resist rusting and they cost less than many other types of gutters. Copper gutters are also available, although they’re more expensive. Copper will eventually change color as it ages. Steel is another more costly type of gutter and they’re heavy. If you don’t like the color of steel, you always have the choice of painting your gutters in any color you would like. You can also purchase vinyl or plastic gutters and although they look nice on your home, they have a tendency to crack, especially during cold weather. After being on your home for an extended period, vinyl and plastic may become discolored due to the sun.
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