Dayton Ohio Gutter Installation, Repair, and Replacement
Gutters play an important role in keeping Dayton, Ohio area home’s free from water damages. A well-maintained system is essential to give water a proper avenue away from your home. Although not as simple as they seem, gutters are a system of troughs slightly sloped towards corners where downspouts are located. These downspouts are then able to redirect the water away from the foundation of your home and avoid damages. If you’re in question about the integrity of your gutter system, you can set up a free inspection or evaluation with us today!
Whether your system is clogged, sagging, improperly mounted, leaking, or dealing with any other problems, leaving these problem areas unattended can lead to various damages.
- Basement Flooding – Pooling water at the foundation can slowly seep into your basement and wreak havoc on your home.
- Yard Erosion – Over time, when water drains through your yard it causes the grass and dirt to eventually wash away leaving an ugly bare spot.
- Mold & Mildew – Stagnant and pooling water sits at the base of your roof or the foundation causing cracks and leaks to attics, ceilings, walls, and/or basements.
- Discoloration – When water overflows from clogs it runs down the side of your home and can discolor the siding or brick.
- Insects – Pooling water is the ultimate breeding ground for mosquitos and other insects.
Types of Gutters
Here at Van Martin of Dayton, Ohio, we have an array of different types of gutters that each have their pros and cons. We can help you choose the style that best fits your budget and other needs.
- Aluminum – This option is the most common across the country for its easy installation and maintenance, as well as its affordability. Although aluminum can easily dent with a good amount of pressure or with an impact from debris.
- Vinyl – Vinyl is in the same category of easy installation and maintenance and affordability. It can, however, crack and grow brittle in extremely cold conditions.
- Steel – Steel is another popular option that is extremely durable and adds a great amount of curb appeal, but can tend to be expensive.
- Copper – These systems are also very stylish with excellent durability, but can be costly as well.
- Wood – We have wood gutter available, but they are primarily installed on historic buildings where the style of the structure is more important than costs and maintenance.
Gutters should be regularly checked and maintained by the homeowner to keep the system running as efficiently as possible. We recommend gutter maintenance be conducted twice a year, in the spring and the fall. To skip out on maintenance you can also look into gutter guards.
Gutter guards are a mesh screen that covers the trough of your system and keeps leaves and other large debris from entering it. With gutter guards, you can rest much easier knowing there will be little maintenance needed and virtually zero chance of your system becoming clogged. Less debris in your system also protects steel systems from rusting where wet objects lay and corrode away at the metal.