Roofing and Gutter Replacement
Most homeowners have a list of "improvement" projects, and often don’t consider their roof or gutters. First off, they are not easy to inspect, and if they look OK, is there any reason to start saving to repair or replace? Besides, there are always more important projects like a kitchen renovation, new floors or even painting the exterior of the house. New rain gutters are typically dead-bottom of the list… until you find a leaky gutter, mold in the attic or on your stains of your interior ceiling. Gutters play a key role in removing water from your roof, whether you live in areas riddled with snow and ice, or down by the tropics where the rain comes down sideways.
Not sure if your gutters need replacing?
Here are some key indicators that it’s time to repair or replace your current drainage system.
Dampness in roof and walls with the presence of yellowish stains – check the perimeter of your attic!
Cracked foundations (as a result of water seeping).
Mold growth on your walls and ceiling as a consequence of dampness. Pest spreading in the garden caused by the surrounding pooled water.
Pooled water on sidewalks and driveways yard caused by leaky gutters.
HOW GUTTERS WORK
Gutters are horizontal channels that are attached to your roof to collect rain and water runoff. They are also tasked with taking the water away from your foundation. The downspout directs the runoff whether to a rain barrel to collect it or straight to the sewer system. While this seems like a simple process, there are many aspects that you should consider for the rain gutter system to provide superior protection against water damages for a long time.
TRUSTED PROFESSIONALS Once you establish your budget, be sure to contact the professionals at ONIT Roofing & Construction. We provide a comprehensive assessment, and provide recommendations on which material will best work for your house and that best fits your budget. The cost of the material will depend on its quality, from the more durable like copper, stainless steel, galvanized steel to aluminum and vinyl that have a shorter lifespan. Let's check out some pros and cons of some of the most used materials for rain gutters:
Galvanized Steel: This material doesn't dent easily and has a lifespan of 20 years or more. Galvanized steel gutters require high and frequent maintenance as they are prone to corrosion and to leakage at the joints. Their price is higher than other materials in the market.
Stainless Steel: Extremely sturdy and durable, stainless won't rust or dent, plus it preserves its shiny look for many years. Another important feature of this material is the capacity to withstand expansion and contraction due to temperature changes. This luxury comes with a cost - steel gutters are two-to-four times more expensive than the ones made of weaker materials.
Copper: A very high-end material, copper is part of the most long-lasting materials for rain gutters in the market. Its elegant appearance gives a fancy touch to any façade whether residential or commercial which makes it very demanded by proprietors everywhere. Pricing can drastically vary, according to the value of copper in the market.
Aluminum: Quality product at an affordable price. Lightweight, simple installation, rust-proof, and maximum customization become the first option for many homeowners nowadays. As a disadvantage, we can mention that aluminum gets dented easily by a blunt object which means that requires frequent maintenance to make sure everything is working or to fix any dent on time.
Call today to schedule a complete roofing assessment with ONIT Roofing & Construction. We provide every option to fit your style and your budget. 469-498-0151