Gutters and downspouts are one of the most important parts of a roofing system. Every pitched roof should have a gutter system to direct rainwater away from the foundation of the home. When moisture collects around the foundation of a home it can lead to cracking and other weathering damage. This is part of the reason that bushes and other foundation planting first came into being. They both hid the structural look of the foundation and absorbed excess water to prevent pooling. The gutter system prevents water from dripping straight down to the foundation and redirects it to another area of the property.
Without a properly functioning gutter system, water would drip directly over the drip edge into the planting bed or lawn below. This could create drainage ditches in the ground where the water hits. Additionally, as the water runs down the side of the home, there can be significant water damage to the tops of window and door casings where water pools. The downspout system, by directing water away from the home, eliminates all of these issues.
Because most gutter systems are made from aluminum, they can be easily damaged. A dent in a gutter run or downspout is more than just a superficial aesthetic issue. It can result in debris becoming caught in the line and cause water to back up in the system. In times of heavy rain, the water could overflow and drip over the edge.
Campbell Roofing understands the ins and outs of gutter systems. We can help you pick the right system, repair any parts of the run that have been damaged, and even install debris guards to keep leaves and roofing material from finding its way into the gutter.
One of the most frequent reasons for a new gutter installation is due to a color change on the exterior of the home. Most gutters are fabricated in a particular color to work with a range of house colors. But a brown gutter just doesn't work with a blue house. Painting gutters is an option, but there is a good chance it won't turn out as crisp and clean as a new installation.
If you are looking to make a color change on your house, give us a call to discuss the various gutter color options available. You may be surprised in the variety that's out there.