Replacing failing gutters that leak is integral to maintaining the integrity of a new paint job. One of the largest contributors to paint failure is water exposure. When you replace failed gutters, you contribute significantly to the life of your property’s paint job. At its core, paint is the armor that prevents any substrate from being weathered by the elements.
If you neglect the need for new gutters, water will continuously run down the face of your property causing damage to the windows, foundation, water seals, and paint job. Replacing your gutters isn’t necessarily a sexy investment, but it is a very important insurance policy for every substrate below them.
The objective of gutters is to install a system that is properly pitched to drain. The typical pitch is 1/6” of fall per 12” of run and will allow for an efficient drainage that stays clean of debris.
Galvalume steel comes in 5” and 6” options. Galvalume steel is unique because, unlike the aluminum option, it is painted on the inside to protect from rust and is prefinished with a factory-applied baked- on enamel finish that is warranted not to peel or blister.
Prepainted aluminum gutters are available in 5” and 6” options. The aluminum option is anodized on the inside as well. Aluminum gutters won’t rust and are prefinished with a factory-applied baked-on enamel finish that is warranted not to peel or blister.
We’ve all seen these. Copper gutters provide an attractive look for your property, and time and weathering only add to the character of the gutter.