What Do I Need to Know about Gutter Replacement Services Before Calling a Contractor?

Using gutter replacement services isn’t just more convenient; it’s the best way to safeguard your home against water damage. From leaky rooms to flooding basements, bad gutter jobs can cost a bundle. If the resulting mildew or mold begins to grow unchecked, you can wind up dealing with a health crisis. At the same time, no one wants to pay too much to replace the gutters.

Here are just a few points to consider before calling your trusty gutter repairman:

Materials Make a Big Difference in Gutter Replacement Services

The average gutter replacement will cost between $1,000 – $3,000 depending on the size of your home and the type of gutters you choose. Aluminum gutters are the least expensive, but won’t last nearly as long. They don’t always look as nice either. On the other end of the spectrum, nothing looks more lux than copper. But for most customers, copper gutters would be overkill.

Popular gutter materials include:

  • Aluminum
  • PVC
  • Vinyl
  • Galvanized Steel
  • Copper

Professional installers can recommend the material that will perform the best while providing the biggest benefit to your home’s curb appeal. At Hopewell Roofing & Restoration, we understand the climate in the Cumming area, and how that will impact your gutters’ value over time.

Gutter Drainage Design Adds Extra Protection

The main role of your gutter system is to clear water off of your roof. This protects your home from leaks, and the mold, mildew, and other potential damage moisture creates. However, another important function of gutters is moving water away from your home’s foundation. Water that pools near the base of your house can find its way into your basement, where mold, mildew, and pests become problems. Too much water flowing in can also wear away at your home’s foundation and create safety problems.

Gutter drainage design doesn’t cost much, but it will protect your basement and home from serious damage. Consider including it whenever you have your gutters replaced.

Gutter Screens and Guards Prevent the Buildup

Devices called gutter screens and gutter guards prevent leaves and other debris from clogging your gutters. This is doubly important because it provides practical benefits while helping you cut back on maintenance.

Clogged gutters leave water pooling on your roof and around the base of your home. You might as well have no gutters at all. You don’t need to be a genius to clean them out on your own, but you do need several hours and a ladder. Clearing the gutters is as simple as scooping out the decomposing leaves and other debris caught in your gutters and downspouts.

Wouldn’t you rather avoid that mess and smell entirely? Gutter guards prevent larger items, like oak leaves, walnuts and twigs from filling up your gutters. Gutter screens keep smaller items, like berries and pine needles, out.

These and other considerations make pricing gutter repair services more complicated than it seems. Those add-ons count. They impact the safety and value of your home, as well as how much work you’ll have to put into it. These are just a few of the benefits you’ll get when you hire your gutter replacement services out to the right roofing experts.

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