Metal roof or not, gutters are essential in protecting your home from the negative effects of rainfall. However, they aren’t exactly the kind of home improvement we get excited about. If your gutters are sagging, leaking, or simply becoming unsightly due to age, it may be time to consider replacing your gutters.
Benefits of Gutters
Gutters are integral in keeping the ground immediately around the house from becoming saturated and potentially leaking into the basement, or causing other damage to the structure as well as the surrounding landscaping. Key benefits include:
- Keeping the soil around the house stabilized
- Avoiding foundation problems
- Preventing flooding under houses and in basements
- Preventing erosion and preserving landscaping and turf
- Preventing water damage to the siding
- Eliminating water staining on brick and stone masonry
- Settling and cracking of sidewalks, patios and driveways can be lessened
- Preserve and protect exterior doors
Does Gutter Quality Matter?
A quality gutter system, including leaf protection, will significantly improve the overall performance and look of your home’s exterior and minimize the maintenance required. We offer metal roof gutters and downspouts in a variety of colors to complement the look of your home, and that are secured by hanging systems that offer the strength and support under the most extreme weather conditions.
Distinctive Metal Roofing offers 5- and 6-inch seamless aluminum gutters in .032 gauge, the strongest and best value gutter. The thickness of the metal and how the gutters are formed is important. As each and every metal roof gutter installation is unique, getting the components and the quality of the installation of each component right is essential to creating an effective gutter system.
Why Distinctive Metal Roofing for Gutters?
Rainwater is a natural element that can wreak havoc on a house if it’s not controlled by a properly installed gutter system. We form and install your seamless aluminum gutters on-site to provide a custom fit to your home’s needs. Our seamless metal roof gutters and downspouts are properly sloped to prevent the holding of standing water and securely fastened to the fascia with the best hanging systems available in the market. Our extensive experience with the installation of metal roofing also positions us as experts in providing quality leaf management systems and gutters for metal roofs.
Tired of Cleaning Your Gutters?
Each year homeowners spend a great deal of time and money cleaning out their gutters. Depending upon your leaf protection needs, Distinctive Metal Roofing offers several gutter guard options that virtually eliminate the annual task of cleaning debris and clogged gutters. Each system allows rainwater from your roof to drain through, but not much else. Leaves, twigs and debris will fall to the ground or settle on top while water continues to flow through. Air circulation from above and below allows any leaves and debris that remains on the surface to dry up and blow off.
Save Money by Replacing your Soffit and Fascia
If you are replacing your gutters, it is also a great time to save money and replace your soffit and fascia at the same time. In order to wrap all of your trim when it comes time, the gutters will have to be removed as well, so why not combine efforts and upgrade your fascia and soffit while the gutters are being installed? Plus, wrapping your fascia and soffit will provide a virtually maintenance free solution, eliminating the need for ongoing maintenance, while also helping to protect against water rot, rodents, carpenter bees, and other pests.
If you have attic space or air channels under the roof deck in the case of a vaulted or cathedral ceiling combined with a ridge vent, effective soffit vents are critical to making sure the ridge vent exhausts air from your attic space efficiently while not allowing moisture air to accumulate in your attic. We commonly install hidden vent style soffits that provide the highest NFA (net free area) intake ventilation to your ridge vent and are much more attractive than unsightly perforated soffit covers.
We’ve spent years installing metal roof gutters and downspouts in Ohio and Pennsylvania and are ready to apply our experience to your next roofing project. Gutters play a significant role in protecting your most valuable asset – your home! They protect your foundation and siding from excess water and minimize the possibility of erosion, flooding, and mold. Contact us today for more information on our gutter systems, fascia, soffit, and metal roofing services.