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The advantages of specialty gutter installation

Gutters may seem like a standard, one-size-fits-all home element. While many homes feature standard gutters, your home’s gutters don’t have to be mundane. You can take advantage of specialty gutter installation on your home! Specialty gutters allow you to customize the look of your home and get more from your gutters. We offer copper gutters, stainless steel gutters, Galvalume gutters, box gutters, and half round gutters.

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Specialty gutters can significantly upgrade your home’s aesthetic. Specialty gutters give your home a high-end look that makes it stand out. Copper gutters have a luxurious look and fade to a beautiful green and purple patina over time. Galvalume gutters have a sleek, stylish metal look that holds up over time. Box gutters sit flush with your home’s roofline to give your home a sleek, modern look. With specialty gutters, you can customize your home’s roofline to fit your style, and the end result will be a stunning upgrade to your home’s curb appeal.

Historical accuracy

Specialty gutters can also help maintain your home’s historic character or increase its historic feel. If you own a historic home, or if you have a home built in a traditional, historical style, they may be a good choice.  Copper gutters are a popular option for historic homes. Many historic homes featured half-round gutters, which make half-round gutters an excellent specialty gutter option for homes with a historical nature.

Increased functionality and durability

Another major advantage to specialty gutters is the increased functionality and durability they bring to your home. If you have a large, sloped roofline that puts off a lot of water, you might need specialty gutters, such as half round or extra large gutters. These will handle the high volume of water that pours off of your roof when it rains or when the snow melts. Even on a home that doesn’t have demands that call for specialty gutters, specialty gutters have increased durability that can leave your gutters beautiful, strong and functional for years to come. Copper gutters and Galvalume gutters will last a lifetime without rusting or corroding, so you don’t have to worry about your gutters breaking down and endangering your home or degrading its appearance.

If you are ready to realize the advantages of specialty gutters on your home — whether it’s upgrading your curb appeal, increasing your historical accuracy or improving the functionality and durability of your gutters — call The Gutterman of TN! The Gutterman of TN offers a lineup of specialty gutters to suit your needs. On top of that, we have more than 14 years of experience installing and maintaining gutters and roofs, so you know your specialty gutters will be installed the right when you trust The Gutterman. Call to schedule a consultation today to learn more about the advantages of specialty gutters for your home.

Functions of a properly installed gutter system

Nearly every home is equipped with gutters for good reasons. You know that gutters collect rainwater as it flows off of your rooftop. However, they do more than that. They also channel the rainwater to downspouts to deposit all the collected water a safe distance from your home. What you don’t realize is how many functions these simple rooftop channels are performing every time it rains, sleets or snows. Here are some of the basic functions of a properly installed gutter system and what they do to protect your home from water.

Protecting your foundation & basement flooding

front of a houseOne of the most basic and crucial functions of a gutter system is protecting your home’s foundation. When water is deposited around your home’s foundation, it causes the soil around your home to expand and contract. This movement of the earth around your home cause your foundation to shift and crack. This really threaten your home’s structure and cost you thousands of dollars in repairs.

Gutters also save your home from damaging basement floods. When water pool around your home, it can leak through the porous masonry materials used to construct your foundations. Even if your basement doesn’t fully flood during rainfall, moisture around your foundation can cause mold or mildew to form. It can also fill your home with an unpleasant damp smell. With a properly installed gutter system, water is channeled away from your home to prevent basement flooding.

Saving your home from water damage

If there’s nothing underneath your roofline to collect the water as it flows from your roof, water will stream freely down the sides of your home. Overtime, this can cause water damage to your home. Siding can become stained and damaged, door frames and window frames can rot, and your windows may begin to leak as water finds its way around the flashing. A properly installed gutter system protects your home’s exterior from water.

Keeping your landscaping in place

Nearly all homeowners have landscape around their homes. Water pouring off of a gutter-free roofline can wash away flower beds, damage bushes and displace brick and stone pathways and retaining walls. Your gutters keep your landscape safe from the deluge of water that pour off your roofline when it rains or when snow melts in the spring.

Call The Gutterman!

You might think your gutters only play a small role in keeping your home safe, but the high volume of water that pours off your rooftop can cause serious damage and serious problems. You need to ensure your home is safe from water damage with a properly installed gutter system!

If you have noticed water pooling around your home or basement when it rains, call The Gutterman of TN! The Gutterman himself, Scott Brasfield, has worked as a contractor for more than 25 years, and he has installed gutter systems and gutter guards in the Nashville area for 14 years. Keep your home safe from water damage, call The Gutterman today!