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.