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Choosing the Perfect Rain Gutter for Your Denver Home


July 6, 2016

Rain gutters are an important part of keeping your home in great shape. If your rain gutters fail, you are at risk for all kinds of disasters. It is a good idea to make sure your rain gutters aren’t clogged before a big storm, but even if they’re not, disaster can still strike during a storm. A good roofing company can fix this problem on your Denver home.

During a heavy storm, your rain gutters can be torn away from your house, smashed by falling tree limbs, or in other ways damaged beyond repair. When this happens, your foundation and your walls are exposed to leaking moisture, and you are likely to have water damage to your home when that happens. Water that is not properly channeled away from your home can cause cracks in the foundation, mold and mildew in the walls, and basement flooding. That kind of damage could cost thousands of dollars to fix, but it can all be avoided by having a good rain gutter system. Therefore, if you notice your rain gutters need replacing, it is crucial you replace them immediately.

There are several options for the different styles of rain gutters you could use on your house. It is important to pick the option that you think will work best for both the look and needs of your home. Many companies offer several different types of rain gutters. Your local Denver or Colorado Springs roofing experts can help you pick the best one if you are unsure, but it is good to know your options beforehand.

Aluminum gutters can be painted to match your home. They are made from high-quality aluminum that never rusts. Using these gutters can prevent serious leaks that often come from sectional gutters, and are also fastened with screws instead of long nails, providing a more permanent fit.

Copper gutters are usually used when restoring historical homes. The look has an old-timey feel to it, and it is greatly desired by many for the green tint it takes on over time. If you’re restoring an old home, here are some tips that you might find useful, aside from the copper gutters. While copper rain gutters are practically a must for old homes, they can be used on any home. You can give your home a classic look by adding the copper.

Steel gutters are suitable for a large roof, as they are recommended for the purpose of handling the immense water flow. These are usually reserved for commercial roofs, but the larger the roof, the more necessary they become, whether it is a commercial or residential property.

Our residential rain gutter options at K1 Roofing are phenomenal. If you notice you are having problems with your rain gutters, reach out to us immediately. We are a roofing company that services both Denver and Colorado Springs, and we will gladly answer any questions and perform a free inspection! We also work with major insurance companies to make sure your claim is handled correctly if the damage was due to something other than time. We look forward to hearing from you!