An Introduction to Gutters and Downspouts
Most people probably never notice the gutters and downspouts on their home. Gutters and downspouts play an important role in the overall maintenance of a family home or business. Gutters in Seattle are responsible for catching rain from the roof and draining it away from the foundation. But when those gutters and downspouts clog or leak, it’s another story. Puddles form. Sidewalks get wet or icy. Foundations get damp. Water seeps into the property and into the basement. Thousands of dollars in needless damage can result.
Proper gutter installation in Seattle can help ensure real estate stays dry and water runs off where it should. At All About Gutters, we can determine the right type, right size and right configuration of Seattle gutters and downspouts to channel water the proper distance from a residence or business. And while gutters and downspouts seem easy to install, proper gutter installation in Seattle show why it’s a job best left to the pros.
Properly installed gutters and downspouts consider the slope and size of a roof, the characteristics and size of a lawn, parking lot or drive, as well as the architecture and design of the property. While many aspects of real estate cry-out for notice, well-installed and highly efficient Seattle gutters strive to remain subtle, unnoticed features from an aesthetic and maintenance point-of-view.
Gutters and downspouts come in various shapes, configurations, materials and even colors. Gutters in Seattle can be seamless, sectional or come with or without leaf guards. Some gutters are made from aluminum, others from galvanized steel. Depending on the material, some gutters can be painted after installation, or gutters and downspouts may come in pre-fabricated shades.
Several types of decorative gutters are also on the market. Styles may include half-round gutters, hidden brackets, decorative hangers and shanks, as well as copper gutters. Most copper gutters in Seattle are custom-made, with clear-coatings applied to prevent wear and patina.
Properly maintained gutters add to the value and curb appeal of a property, as well as protect from erosion, water damage, cracked foundations and dry rot. The selection and installation of proper gutters and downspouts is a real estate investment well worth taking. If you are in need of new gutters in Seattle or just need your existing gutters cleaned out or repaired, call the experts at All About Gutters Today. Don’t forget to ask us about GutterGlove protection systems.
Our service areas include, but aren’t limited to:
- Black Diamond
- Clyde Hill
- Des Moines
- Federal Way
- Lake Forest Park
- Maple Valley
- Mercer Island
- Normandy Park
- North Bend
- Gig Harbor