The Importance of Gutters

Even though they are often overlooked by homeowners, gutters are actually very important to both the outside and the inside of your house. And not taking good care of them, not cleaning them regularly, or not having the right gutter system that fits the house, can have detrimental consequences from a leaking roof to extensive water damage. We at New Window Factory are well known for providing the best vinyl windows in Cherry Hill, but did you know that we are also experts with gutters? Our exterior maintenance includes gutter maintenance, as well, and we offer high-quality gutter systems for homes. So we know a thing or two about gutters, which is why we wanted to share some of our tips on what you can do to make sure your gutters don’t become the problem area in your house.

Regular Cleaning

There isn’t a set timetable for how often gutters should be cleaned because it depends on how many trees you have on your yard. The usual recommendation is to have the gutters cleaned twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. But if your house is near a large amount of trees it’s smart to keep an eye on the gutters, and schedule an extra cleaning if needed. The reason why gutter cleaning is so important is that if the gutters become clogged, the rain will no longer go down, but will instead back up and overflow. This overflow often leads to water damages to the house that can be very significant.

The Right Gutters

Most gutters last for about ten to fifteen years, so if you’re either due for a replacement or otherwise unhappy with your current gutter set-up, make sure to choose your new gutters carefully. You have to begin by considering the material that the gutters are made out of, as options range from aluminum and zinc to steel and vinyl. After that, you have to choose the profile. Depending on your house or personal preferences, you might want to go with the popular choice of the ogee gutter that has the shape of decorative crown molding, or choose one of the various other options. There’s plenty to consider here, but the first step is being aware of the options, which we hope you are now. If you’re looking for more information or want to know how we can help you with your gutters, please don’t hesitate to contact us!