Your gutter system is an integral part of your home because if they leak, are clogged or have any other problem, they can seriously damage your home’s foundation. That is why St. Joseph’s Roofing offers you to get the best quality gutters to ensure that water from your roof drains properly.
All our seamless gutter systems are done with superior craftsmanship, hand-fabricated corners, and a hidden hanger system to give your system a clean look. When installing your system, we use precision measurement and installation to tailor a system specific to your home.
St Joseph’s Gutters are manufactured by using vinyl, copper or aluminum, which makes them durable as they are able to weather even the most severe conditions. Gutters are your first line of defense against rainy Springs and snowy Winters. They collect rainwater, direct it to the downspouts, and safely drain it to a designated place or sewer. One of the more common complaints we hear about rainwater runoff is pooling at the home’s foundation, which suggests an improper installation or a clogged or damaged system. Standing water will soak into the ground and flood your basement, or cause serious foundation damage—both of which require costly repairs. Water will always follow the path of least resistance and therefore, given the opportunity, water can damage any part of your home. A properly sloped roof and seamless gutters remove water before it can harm your home, foundation, and landscape.
When we install your new gutter system, your gutters will be leak-free, angled for optimal water flow, and professionally secured to your home with hidden hangers designed for strength and durability….all done without damaging your siding or roof.
Once installed, your new gutters will go to work. Here are some of the reasons why our gutter replacement services are the best choice for replacing or installing new gutters:
St. Joseph’s Roofing hires people who are very skilled and are known for their professional attitude. Installing gutters is messy, but our people work as quietly and skillfully as possible so that you are not disturbed. You can trust our quality products and installation and professionalism.
Your gutters are a key component in your home’s water removal system. They take water away without allowing it to damage important structural elements – like your foundation. If the gutters are damaged or clogged with debris, they can fail in their task and cause a great deal of financial strain on you, the homeowner. In short, your gutters need to be operating at peak efficiency at all times. Thankfully, St. Joseph’s Roofing offers new seamless gutters manufactured using aluminum or the classic feel of copper gutters. You can also add gutter guards to keep debris from interrupting the proper flow of water away from the home.
Overflowing water from clogged gutters can spill over onto your siding or back up into your roof, drenching some of your roof’s wooden components, such as the fascia board. Over time, excessive moisture, combined with fungi spores, can cause wood rot. Since wood is the primary material used to build homes, wood rot can be a major issue if left unattended.
How serious an issue is wood rot? Wooden components that have rot should be replaced as soon as possible, along with faulty gutters, by experienced professionals.
How fast does wood rot spread? Well, it depends on the type of wood rot. In general, there are three types:
Brown rot – Brown rot or dry rot affects cellulose, the substance that allows wood and other plants to remain upright. As rot slowly breaks down the cellulose, wood shrinks and turns brown until it breaks into cube-shaped bits. Of the three, this is the type of rot that spreads the fastest.
White rot – Wood with white rot has a whitish or light yellow shade and feels spongy. While brown rot affects the cellulose, white rot affects lignin, which performs a similar function. Both types of rot usually thrive in temperatures between 65 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Soft rot – Soft rot spreads slower than the other two types of rot, but it has a higher tolerance for temperature extremes, being able to thrive in temperatures between 0 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Like brown rot, soft rot breaks down wood’s cellulose component, but instead of leaving behind cube-shaped bits, it gives wood a honeycomb-like appearance.
If you see any of the warning signs of rot, have a contractor inspect your home right away. If wood rot starts to affect other parts of your home, it can weaken wooden beams and, in the long term, compromise the structural integrity of your home.
Gutters are the horizontal part, usually aluminum, of your gutter system that are installed along the eaves (edges) of your roof, or along other roof structures like dormers. Gutters are open at the top, the mouth of the gutter, to capture rainwater flowing down/off of the roof, directing the waterflow into the downspouts. Gutters are measured by width (at the mouth); standard sizes would be considered 4″, 5″, or 6″ gutters. The most common gutter size in our region is 5″.
Downspouts are the vertical, closed sections of the gutter system that direct water from the roof to ground level and then away from the house. A proper drainage system should guide water away from your home’s foundation. In some cases, downspouts are attached to an underground drainage system, such as a French drain. Downspouts can also to connected to rain barrels to capture water for personal use throughout your property.
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