Gutters prevent water damage – plain and simple. By diverting rainwater from your home or business, a properly installed gutter system can saved thousands of dollars in costly water damage repairs down the road. If you are looking for a contractor to install new gutters or if your existing gutters need to be fixed, give SS Roofing Pros a call.
The cost will depend on how many feet of gutter is required for effective drainage as well as which material you choose. Gutters are typically made of vinyl, aluminum, steel, or even copper. The industry standard pricing is usually around $500-$1500 for 200 feet of gutter, to give you an idea of the potential cost.
Seamless gutter systems tend to last longer and leak less because of fewer joints.
It depends on the design of your roof. Most often, gutters are installed on any horizontal roof eave in order to divert rainwater away from the house and prevent water damage. A licensed roofing contractor will be able to tell you which areas of your roof need a gutter system, and help you determine where the downspouts are placed both for aesthetic reasons and proper water drainage.
Cleaning out your gutters at least once a year is one of the most important tasks a homeowner should include in their home maintenance checklist. Leaves and other debris can build up, causing unneeded stress on joints and excess weight that can increase the likelihood of a gutter failure. During the rainy season in Greater Atlanta, we advise homeowners to get out the umbrella and take a walk around the house's exterior to watch your gutter system in action to check for any obvious failures like water spilling over the gutter rather than running to the downspout. We always recommend installing leaf guards over your gutters if your home is situated near tall trees to help the gutters stay clean.