Guttering is critical to effectively channel rainwater from the roof and through the system to keep from going into the wall, basements and crawl spaces, which can contribute to dampness, mold and foundation cracks. Installed properly, gutters act as a shield to minimize water infiltration from windows, doors and siding as well as preserve the topsoil.
Gutter installation involves calculating the water runoff during heavy rains, due to severe weather, and assessing the extent of leaves in the area to properly size the gutters. If a gutter is too small, water damage can occur when heavy rains and leaves overflow the gutters. Sizing gutters too big it will result in unnecessary costs. Guttering includes the labor, materials and necessary couplings, hangers and downspouts to complete the installation.
Types of guttering
Aspen Contracting offers a wide variety of gutter systems. All the homeowner needs to do is specify the color, whether any downspout placements should be changed and whether a gutter guard or leaf guard system is desired. We inspect the fascia boards (the trim boards at the eaves) to determine if they are rotted and need to be replaced.
Seamless Aluminum Gutters
Aluminum gutters never rust, even if they become clogged, and effectively channel water away from the house. We extrude heavier aluminum to custom fit the gutters to the house on-site and connect with the downspouts. We fasten the gutter system usng screws not the conventional type of long nail that can pull away from the fascia over time. The extruded aluminum is preferred over sectional gutters because leaky seams are minimized. Clogs can be avoided using a proper gutter protection.
Copper is typically reserved for classic restorations. We can certainly put them on any homeowners house that likes the unique style of copper. It never rusts and never needs painting. Copper color is prized for the green patina that develops over time.
Steel gutters are typically used on commercial buildings. Oversized gutter systems and downspouts are used to handle the water coming off the large roof systems.
Gutter protection systems allow clean, clog-free rain gutters without the chore of gutter cleaning and can improve the value of your home. Homeowners can avoid ladders or hiring someone to periodically clean the gutters by taking advantage of these systems. Aspen Contracting offers a variety of high-quality leaf guard and gutter guard options that best fit your needs, including screens and helmets.