Gutters and Gutter Repair

September 4, 2018

Gutters and Gutter Repair

The gutter is one of the most underrated parts of the roof. When it works well, it’s a vital cog of roof maintenance. If it becomes blocked, this causes damage to your roof in a short amount of time.

Sometimes when your gutters become damaged, it becomes essential to completely replace them. This puts you in a compromising position because there are so many different types of gutters to choose from, and if you have to spend the money on brand new gutters you might as well get the best value possible. So how do you do it?

It’s difficult if you don’t have the knowledge. The best gutter for you will depend on the type of home you have. The shape of the gutter and the material involved will have to be considered. There are a variety of options, and you might not necessarily get the best results by copying your neighbor.

If you live in the area, your best option is to contact a company responsible for residential roofing in Sterling Heights. The individuals working for this company will have the knowledge to recommend the best type of guttering in your price range.

There are two types of gutters that tend to provide the best benefits. Below, we explain the pros and cons of each of them.


These gutters are extremely common in the United States. Many owners of both modern and classic homes appreciate how the curved semi-circle design complements the aesthetic of their house. It fastens to the house really easily as well. Most homeowners tend to nail it directly onto the fascia board. This doesn’t require you to purchase too many installation brackets, which is a bonus. You can buy these gutters pre-cut or at whole length. That way you have the choice of getting a seamless gutter or one that assembles using seams.


If your home has a rounded roofline, it may occur that this type of guttering is recommended for you instead. Those who really want to elaborate on this design and choose to do this, although this fancy style tends to cost more money. The curled outer edge really seems to suit older more expensive homes. Half-round gutters also tend to be suitable when made of steel or copper.

The installation tends to require extra labor, which also makes them more expensive. Typically there are a lot more hangers and brackets involved.

Choose function over design

The most important part of gutters is that they work well. You want to choose guttering that is unlikely to quickly suffer wear and tears in the weather conditions that your home tends to be exposed to.

It’s recommended to have your gutters cleaned as part of roof inspection at least once or twice a year.

This can be performed by a company that performs roofing repair in Sterling Heights. Most companies will offer gutter cleaning as part of an overall roof inspection.

Don’t neglect this part of your roof maintenance. Click here to schedule your consultation with roof repair experts or contact us at 586-566-0308, completing a request form on this page or email us at  We look forward to “Hopping To It” for you today!



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