Frequently Asked Questions About Gutters

If you decide to install a new roof on your home, you’re also going to want to ensure that your gutters are up to the task. Gutters play an important role in roof drainage and keep your home and basement from becoming flooded. Here are some of the most common questions that our customers ask about gutters.

How Can Rain Gutters Help Protect My Home?

Gutters are a major component of your home’s roofing system. Your roof on its own isn’t enough to protect your home from the elements, and the gutters are the main way that rainwater is moved away from your home. The average home typically sheds 28,000,000 cubic inches of rainwater per year, and this must all be channeled away from your home via the gutter system. If water is not channeled properly, it can cause water damage to your home costing thousands of dollars.

What Are Seamless Gutters?

One of the types of gutters that we install here at Aspen Exterior Company is known as a seamless gutter. While traditional sectional gutters have small gaps that allow some water to leak, seamless gutters allow rainwater to channel to the downspouts without any leakage. Thus, seamless gutters are the best way to catch debris and rainfall.

How Are Gutters Fastened?

Here at Aspen Exterior Company, we only use the best materials to attach your new gutters to the roof. We use a special type of hidden hanger known as a bracket to attach the gutters to your building using a lag screw. This way, it will not sag or pull away from the house like a traditional screw and nail would.

Are There Different Styles of Gutters?

Yes. We offer a wide variety of different types of colors here at Aspen Exterior Company. We know that style and personalized configuration is an important aspect of being a homeowner, and let you personalize your gutters to your liking.

Can I Install New Gutters Myself?

While it is technically possible to install new gutters yourself, this is a job that requires expertise, and thus, it’s best left to a qualified roofing contractor.

Why Are My Gutters Sagging?

If you’re noticing that your gutters are sagging away from the side of your house, it may be time for gutter replacement. Gutters that are sagging could be caused by excess water or debris that’s clogging them up. If left untreated, sagging gutters can cause your home to suffer water damage.

Can I Get Gutters Installed in the Winter?

If you think it’s time for a gutter replacement, don’t hesitate, because waiting can cause further damage. Gutters can be installed at any time of the year.

What is the Average Lifespan for Gutters?

Here in Palatine, IL, because of the rough winters, we can expect gutters to last 20 to 30 years.

If you don’t see an answer to your question, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our experienced gutter and roofing experts are happy to answer any questions you may have about gutter installation or care.