New gutter installation is important for two reasons in the up and coming seasons. In the spring and summer the weather can fluctuate quite a bit. Your aluminum gutters will deteriorate with time. The minerals and particles in the rain and flying debris in the wind will gradually damage the system. The dumping of leaves, needles, twigs, and a build-up of mud will weight it down. And a sagging system does not drain properly. It will likely cause the run off to swell over the edge and spill on to your property or at connections it can begin open and leak. Old and decaying systems do not serve the walls, basement or foundation of the home well. If the water does not drain away from your home, as it should, there will be increased water, mold and mildew damage thereafter.
On the day of your new gutter installation, the crew will begin by safely removing all of the parts of the old aluminum system. Second, they will place the hangers and then begin attaching either your traditional open gutter system or a closed system which blocks the debris to only let in water and drains it away from your home.
Proper gutter installation and either repairs or replacements as needed, is critical to roof, wall, basement and foundation preservation. The edge of your roofing system can decay faster allowing insects and rodents easy entry. The dampening of your walls, basement windows and foundation stability will compromise the construction materials and cost you more in health and overall costs in the long run. There is no part of your home’s building materials that can be put off for long, and the gutter is a part of your home’s construction and therefore requires your attention and care.