Gutters – Coquitlam BC

Coquitlam BC Gutter Replacement – How They Work!

In order for the roof to funnel water properly, you must have a good gutters system in place. A water removal system is critical, so make sure you choose a professional who can get the job done right. An improperly installed water removal system will work against your home, and not with it.  There is not much information out there about the importance of gutters to educate or help the consumer make the right choices when they are installing or replacing gutters.  Hope this helps explain in easy to understand terms

How Do Gutters Work?

Water on a roof naturally flows down the slope angles of the roof. When your roofing system has properly installed gutters, water will collect along the edges of the roof and flow toward the corners of the house where it can drain down through the system and away from your house.

The reason gutters are so important is that without them, water would not be carried away from your siding, windows, doors but would collect near the base of the house, weakening the foundation over time. This is sure to be a serious problem for the structure and stability of your home in the years to come.

Maintaining Seamless GuttersSeamless gutter system installed on new home

Seamless gutters should be carefully inspected at least once a year. Walk around your property on a day with no rain, and check that the gutters are sturdy and intact. Look for any cracks or places that seem unstable. If you find anything that concerns you, call your roofer to come and inspect the gutters and the roof.

Additionally, on a rainy day, check the water flow again and make sure the rainwater is flowing down correctly to the ground and being carried away. You are looking to see if the water flows easily without leaking or drips from other places on the roof. The water should not pool or puddle at the base. Once you’ve checked the water flowing properly through the downspouts, make sure that the bottom of the downspout stops at least two feet away from your home. Again, you want to see to it that no water is pooling near the foundation of the home.

Older Gutters Need Replacing

If your home has an older water removal system, there is a high chance that water will leak from them. This is because they are not seamless like today’s modern designs. Seamless aluminum systems are much more aesthetically pleasing, as well as more functional along with gutter guards.

Modern installation or gutter replacement doesn’t have to be super costly. Our roofing experts can quickly install seamless gutter systems quickly, and at a price that might surprise you! You will be guaranteed a gutter system that is totally free of drips and leaks.

HOMEOWNER TIPS

Choosing the right roofing system can be overwhelming and confusing for many homeowners.  The two most critical parts of any home is the roof and the structure itself.  Your home’s structure is what will keep it standing, protecting you and your family from the danger of outside elements and providing stability.  In the same manner, the roofing system protects the inside of your home, preventing critters, weather, and debris from coming inside and causing damage.  The roof gutters keep all the weather off the foundation and structure of your home keeping you safe and dry.

What Are Gutter Guards?

Gutter guards prevent leaves, pine needles or tree branches from clogging the system and causing damage or the need for regular cleaning of the gutters.  The guards are also known as lead guards, such as BC Leaf Guard Coquitlam or protection or covers.  Custom built homes often do not include gutter guards or may make them an add-on or option.  They are simply a wire mesh across the tops of the gutters and designed to stop objects from falling into the gutters and clogging them up but still let the water run through.

Our qualified professionals will take the time to help make the process of choosing the right gutters for your home easy and speedy!

  • Consider the Architectural Style of Your Home. Choose a roof that makes sense. You wouldn’t want clay tiles normally seen on Spanish style homes on a colonial home.  The gutters must also portray and compliment the style of your home.
  • Inspect Regularly. Take a good look from the ground every so often to check for obvious signs of wear and tear, leaks, etc. If you’re concerned about anything, let our roofers do a more detailed inspection of your system.
  • Consider Your Budget. If your gutters need to be replaced we can help you make the right choice of systems as they come in all sizes, colors, materials, and functionality such as a leaf guard system. They also can vary widely in cost. Our team will be happy to guide you on your options, according to your budget.
  • Don’t Pick the First Company You Find. Take a little time to do some homework and call any references. Just because a company gives you the best price doesn’t mean they will deliver the best system or work.

For more information or to schedule your Free Estimate, please call us 778-858-7847.