Purpose: Basically, Charlotte gutters regulate water distribution. Without gutters, water would freely flow around your home and most likely flood the surrounding areas of your home, as well as damage the soil. But, gutters stop any flooding or erosion from happening by regulating water to flow through their structure and out to specific areas around your home.
Different Types: Typically, you have the following four options of Charlotte gutters: vinyl, aluminum, galvanized, or copper. Vinyl is one of the most popular gutter materials because it is design appealing and moderately priced. Also, it is extremely durable and requires little maintenance. So, you don’t have to worry about cleaning or repairing your gutter every few months. The only downside to vinyl is that it can easily deteriorate if it’s installed in humid climates with strong UV rays.
As for aluminum, it is also moderately priced and stylish. Although aluminum is extremely durable, it tends to expand. Therefore, it typically requires more attention or repairs than other gutter materials. Galvanized gutters used to be one of the most popular gutter options because it is strong and typically extremely affordable. But, in recent years it has been replaced by vinyl because it rusts too easily.
Lastly, copper is the most luxurious gutter material available. It is extremely attractive until it begins to rust, and is extremely durable. Out of all the gutter materials, copper is by far the strongest. Also, cooper is the most resistant gutter material because it requires little maintenance and is rust free. The only disadvantages of copper is that it is expensive and typically turns into abstract murky colors when it begins to rust.
Cleaning: Regardless of the type of gutter material you choose, you should clean your gutters at least twice a year. It’s important to clean your gutters because they can easily become clogged and loose. A clogged gutter ultimately results in overflowing water, which will contribute to excess moisture and flooding problems inside your home, as well as around your home and in the foundation. On the other hand, a loose gutter could also lead to moisture problems, as well as a potential safety hazard because it could swing out and hit someone.
Overall, having clean and quality gutters is extremely important. If you are interested in hiring someone to clean, repair, or replace your gutters, contact Evergreen Construction Solutions for a consultation today!