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..
Remember when we discussed whether or not to try a gutter-cleaning robot? Well, we talked about the Looj and all of its pitfalls, and why we don’t recommend them when it’s time to clean your gutters. Today’s market has expanded considerably over the past four years, and now there are more robots available. None of them have impressed us too terribly. So what do we recommend for our clients? First and foremost, it’s important to clean out your gutters on a regular basis if you intend to do it yourself. The longer..
Downspouts are an important part of the gutter system, but they often don’t receive as much attention as the gutters themselves. That’s why we thought we’d devote this blog post to giving you a sort of “downspout Bible” that you can use to make sure these vital water shedding systems are properly cared for. Where should downspouts be placed, and how many should there be? Many homes have just one downspout, but in reality there should often be more of them. You should have a downspout for every 20 feet of gutter. This allows the..