Considerations To Make When Getting New Gutters

You may think that gutters are just an added accessory to your roofline and an added expense to your wallet when you're redoing your roof, but they can actually prevent your home from experiencing a lot of damage later on down the line. For instance, without gutters, water from a storm would just fall to the bottom of your house and right near your foundation, which can cause a variety of issues, including erosion or even flooding in your basement. When you have proper gutters, they will divert all of the water away from your home and hopefully even into the street, which will help to shield your home from water damage. 

Before you pick out just any type of gutter for your home, there are a few things that you may want to take into consideration. 

The Aesthetic 

Having a home with curb appeal is something that many homeowners want, and if you're already redoing your roof, then you may want to take the types of gutters you are doing into consideration. For instance, if you are adding something like wood shingles to your roof then the last thing you are going to want to put with them is vinyl gutters. However, by adding something like copper gutters to your roof, you can help enhance your wooden shingles and make everything tie in together. 

The Cost

Although adding copper gutters to your roof may help it look more visually appealing, it's going to come with a hefty price tag at about $22 dollars per foot. However, other types of gutters like aluminum or vinyl gutters come with a more affordable price tag at about $5 a linear foot which is substantially less money. 

The Durability

Not all gutters are going to last forever, but most of them will last as long as a traditional asphalt roof, which is around 20 years. While aluminum and vinyl gutters may be a lot more affordable than other options, some homeowners assume that they won't last as long. But as long as they are securely fitted to your roof, they should last a long time. Plus, if you were to ever experience a hole in your gutters or if they were to completely come off of your roof, then you can always have them fixed for an affordable price. 

Gutters aren't something that you have probably thought much about, but they are definitely something worth looking into when you need new ones. To learn more, reach out to a roofing company near you.