Most of us would eliminate gutters altogether if we could. So why are they necessary on most homes? Because of home design, construction and the surrounding terrain, the water landing on your roof must be conducted away from the structure. Without gutters, water and ice would wear away your siding, windows, lower roofs, foundation, landscaping — anything in the path of cascading water in all forms.
Our roofs do a great job of keeping rainwater out of your home. But the job is not finished unless you have an equally efficient gutter system to carry the water safely away from your home. A properly functioning gutter and downspout system is essential to keep water from entering your home and possibly causing flooding and structural damage.
Gutters can be either exterior (hung outside the roof edge) or interior (built into the roof), and are generally constructed of wood, galvanized steel, aluminum or copper. Gutters and downspouts must be the right size to accommodate the expected volume of water without filling up and overflowing, all while looking proportional to your home.
GF Sprague provides complete gutter services, including:
- Gutter Cover Systems
- Custom Gopper Gutters & Downspout