Here in the Tampa Bay area, we see an average of 46 inches of rain a year, so our gutters get a fair amount of use. These tips can help you make sure your gutters are ready year-round, no matter what storms may come our way. Choose aluminum gutters. While you have a number of options when choosing gutters, aluminum is the clear choice for most homeowners. Steel gutters are prone to rusting, which shortens their lifespan considerably. Vinyl gutters are often low quality, lasting only a couple of years. On the other hand..
As you know from previous posts, seamless aluminum gutters are only seamless across each uninterrupted length or section of a house. There is no getting around putting some seams into place, namely at the corners where two sections of gutter join up. Since the goal of installing seamless aluminum gutters is to reduce or eliminate leaks, it is vital to work with a gutter company who approaches these few remaining seams with the utmost craftsmanship. Just as there are different kinds of gutters there are different sorts of seams, and only one type of..
According to the Tampa Bay Times, 2017 could bring a new hazard to Florida: wildfires. The Florida Forest Service notes an unusually dry winter season that could set us up for a drought. These conditions cover nearly our entire service area, stretching into Pinellas County, Pasco County, Hillsborough County and Hernando County. “We had a good summer with lots of rain,” said David Zierden, a Florida State University professor who serves as the state’s official climatologist. But the last major rainfall to hit Florida arrived with Hurricane Matthew in early October, he said.