Most homeowners don't give much thought to the gutters that protect their homes from water run off. Here at Prolong Roof Care, though, we know how important gutters are to the beauty and integrity of your home, and we are specialists when it comes to gutter maintenance and gutter installation. Redmond residents have come to rely on our expertise in choosing the right gutter system to suit their needs.
Gutter systems come in various styles, sizes, and material composition, and knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each is essential in choosing the right gutters. Redmond and the surrounding area have particular considerations because of the weather and other environmental conditions prevalent in the Pacific Northwest. At Prolong, gutters are our specialty, and we can guide you in choosing the system that is right for you.
Both half-round or "K" Style gutters can be made of one of several types of material such as aluminum, vinyl, steel, or copper. The different materials may be more or less suitable for particular areas. For instance, aluminum gutters are very popular in certain areas of the country because they are relatively inexpensive, lightweight and easy to install. However, aluminum itself is a pliable material and consequently gutters made from aluminum are not very sturdy and easily bent. Further, if using aluminum gutters, residents and businesses may find that they don't hold up well to heavy loads of snow and ice, and tend to become damaged by extreme weather conditions.
Vinyl gutters are also a popular choice because they are easy to fit and don't rust. However, in many instances, the sun's UV rays can cause vinyl to break down over time, resulting in premature repair or replacement. Also, vinyl gutters, like aluminum, lack a degree of stability and can sometimes break or become damaged by extreme weather including snow and ice.
Copper gutters are also an option. Copper is stronger and more durable than aluminum or vinyl but, if not treated properly, copper can discolor over time through oxidation, giving your gutter system an unsightly appearance.
For the Pacific Northwest area, steel is an ideal choice for gutters. Both galvanized steel and stainless steel gutters are available. However, galvanized steel does tend to rust over time, especially when exposed to the damp, ocean air. Stainless steel, on the other hand, does not rust. Consequently, if choosing stainless steel gutters, Redmond residents can depend on the strength and durability of steel, without any concern over damage and unsightly appearance caused by rust. The downside is that stainless steel gutters can cost a little more than gutters made from other materials, but in the long run, the investment is well worth it.
When it comes to gutter maintenance and gutter installation, Redmond has depended upon the experts at Prolong Roof Care for many years. See what customers say about our gutters - Redmond, WA and surrounding area. Give us a call today for a free consultation with any of our gutter and roofing specialists!