Should I Repair or Replace My Gutters?

Gutters are an essential part to keeping your home and foundation safe and dry. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are no stranger to the excessive amount of rain that we can receive. The main purpose of a rain gutter system is to divert water away from the house. A properly installed gutter system has many advantages. Did you know without a gutter system, the water running off the roof can cause damage to your foundation, leak into your siding causing mold and erode soil and destroy your landscaping around your home.

The obvious difference between repairs and replacement of your gutter system is the cost savings. Depending on the issues you are having with your gutters, simple repairs can do the trick such as sealing around some leaking corners or replacing a dented downspout. If your gutter system is showing signs of rust, isn’t properly sloped or is sagging and separating from the house, then you should be considering replacing the entire gutter system.

Depending on the type and style of gutter system you want, the cost can vary dramatically. You don’t have to spend a lot of money for a quality gutter system, but it’s important to know some differences in how contractors install them. There are two ways to install gutters, either in large 10 foot pieces or if your contractor has a gutter machine, this means they are created on site without any seams. The advantage to a seamless gutter system is exactly that, it has no seems in the entire gutter run that could potentially crack or leak and are guaranteed to be a perfect fit.

Always do your research before hiring just any contractor to work on your home improvement projects. Check out their online reputation and ask friends or neighbors. MCE Roofing installs premier gutter systems that are manufactured on site and custom cut to fit your home exactly.

Angie Holcomb
Author: Angie HolcombIn late 1993, one year after their marriage, Angie and Mark Holcomb decided it was time to follow their dream, and the couple set out to launch their own business. One year later, in 1994, Marks Custom Exteriors was established, one loving couple, one new truck and a passion for their vision. 25 years and many roofs later, MCE has grown to become Portland's premier roofing company and one of the only Nationally Recognized Roofing Companies in the State of Oregon as a GAF Master Elite Contractor. They remain committed to building lasting relationships with their customers through outstanding customer service, expert craftsmanship, and professional behavior and appearance among every member of our team.