If you’re looking to install a new gutter system, you’re probably wondering where to start. Of course, this is a significant investment on your home, so you’ll need to work with a professional gutter and siding contractor who can guide you through the whole process and take care of all the technical details such as roof-pitch and rainfall adjustments.
If you want to understand how Quality One Roofing Inc determines the ideal gutters for your home, we consider several factors, such as:
Shape and Size
In any gutter system, there are two shapes to choose from half-round and K-style. Half-round (also known as U-shape) gutters are typically considered a traditional shape, as this was the original gutter shape dating back to the early 1900s. K-style gutters are relatively newer designs that were first introduced commercially in the 1950s.
When it comes to size, a smaller K-style gutter will drain the same amount of water as a larger half-round gutter. Downspouts also generally come in round or rectangular shapes. Your hired gutter and metal roofing contractor will recommend which shape and style will work best, but it’s ultimately up to you on what you want to be installed on your roofing system.
Common Gutter Materials
- Vinyl – This is actually one of the least expensive gutter options on the market. Vinyl gutter systems are widely popular for their ease of assembly and availability of component parts.
- Galvanized Steel – This material can last around 20 to 25 years before it starts to rust. However, steel is strong and durable, which is why it’s popular in some areas that experience extreme weather, heavy rains, and snow.
- Aluminum – This material is arguably one of the most popular materials on the market. It’s durable and easy to work with and even won’t rust over time.
When it comes to excellent residential and commercial roofing, you can count on Quality One Roofing Inc to get the job done properly. Call us today at (610) 489-3057 if you’re in Malvern, (215) 493-4550 if you’re in Newtown, (609) 921-8868 if you’re in Princeton, or (302) 656-1618 if you’re in New Castle. You can also contact us online via our convenient request form.