Gutter Repair and Installation
Protect Your Home
Your gutters are an essential part of your home system in order to best protect your siding and the foundation of your home from snow or rain run off. AST Roofing & Consulting, LLC is well versed in all types of gutters system in order to best provide you with the protection that works best according to your property’s specifications and needs. Count on us for secure gutter installation services in McLean, VA and give our team a call at (703) 599-1490 to learn more.
Background Info. Surrounding Gutters
Gutters come in many shapes, sizes, and materials which can vary greatly in performance so it’s important to become familiar with your options to know what’s best for your home. As far as materials you may have vinyl, wood as well as various types of metal such as copper, zinc, steel, or aluminum. Metal gutters are a great upgraded option as far as durability and low maintenance yet vinyl gutters are also an option to consider with their resistance to corrosion and rust. However, if you’d like better water runoff and flow it may be best to look into the shape of your gutters such as k-style or half-round which are considered the most used styles. Finally, the last thing to think about with your gutters is whether to get sectional versus seamless gutters. Most materials are only available in sections that are joined and fastened together as they are installed. It’s important to keep in mind that certain materials won’t be able to come in seamless options, also, the most common place a gutter fails after years of wear will be at the joints and seams. However, with proper maintenance, you may be able to avoid these transgressions. That being said, seamless gutters won’t have these problems down the line yet expect the extra cost for this convenience. Here are the various parts of a gutter system to get familiar with:
- Gutter: Captures water shedding off the roof.
- Endcap: Closes end of the gutter.
- Fascia bracket: Attaches to eaves; supports gutters from below.
- Downspout: Conveys water from gutter to ground. Also known as a leader.
- Downspout bracket: Secures downspout to the side of the house.
- Elbow: Changes direction of the downspout.
If you’d like to have gutter installation in McLean, VA rely on our team. We’re also available to provide you with thorough gutter repair and gutter replacement. Make sure to have your gutters cleaned after a harsh storm or at the very least annually to avoid problems from forming.