Florida summers mean afternoon rain showers, which is great for our lawns and plants! However, if you don’t have a proper gutter system, those welcomed storms can lead to detrimental damage to your home or business. Gutters are SO important for any structure and need to be properly maintained. Your gutter system works to keep rainwater away from the foundation of your structure, prevents mold damage, and helps to reduce pools of sitting water. We realize it can be difficult to know what type of gutter system you need, so we’ve created a guide to help you know exactly what to ask your gutter installer!
One of the most important questions you can ask is what kind of gutter system do you need? This all depends on several factors. We’ll check how much roof overhang you have, check for any area of pooling water and check to see if any trees or other structures will be a factor. Most gutter systems are comprised of 5-6in seamless aluminum gutters with copper, steel, or half-round gutters. Additional options we can add include screens, leaf guards, and gutter covers as needed!
The second question you want to ask is what gutter material is best for your home? Ultimately, you get to decide! Materials like copper are on the higher end, so they’ll be pricier. We’ll work with you to choose the best material to fit your budget. While purely aesthetic, you’ll get to pick from a variety of color choices to best suit your home or business as well.
Finally, you’ll want to find out how long it will take to install a gutter system. The larger the building, the more time it will take. Project time will also depend on whether or not we’re removing a pre-existing gutter system and replacing it. Most times, gutters can be installed in a day, but factors like whether the home or business is a single story or not, as well as what the gutters will be attached to (wood, stucco, brick, etc.) will affect how quickly it can be done.
Simpson Construction & Roofing is the best in Florida for roofing and construction. We’ll come out to your home or business, inspect the structure, and work with you to figure out the perfect gutter system. If you’re ready to get started, give us a call today at (863) 658-4869, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM. You can also visit us in person at 24 N. Rosewood Avenue in Avon Park!