The Two C's

The Two C's

Talk To A Gutter Contractor About New Gutters

by Floyd Dunn

The gutters of your house are really important. They funnel the water off your roof into downspouts. The downspouts let the water flow down from the gutters and to the side of your house. The end of the downspout should be far enough away from your house that the water doesn't end up right at the base of your house. If the downspouts do end up right against your house, then you run the risk of getting water in your foundation. If your gutters are falling apart or damaged, you need to contact a gutter contractor so that they can come and replace your gutters. Before you make your final decision, you should ask the contractor some questions so you get everything installed correctly. 


There are a variety of types of hangers and brackets that can be used to attach the gutters to your house. The hangers can be made out of plastic or metal. Talk to the contractor about what kind of hanger is going to be the best choice for the gutters you want. Make sure that you ask about how sturdy the hangers are when it comes to severe weather. For example, if you live somewhere that has a lot of strong thunderstorms and is at high risk of a tornado, you want to have hangers that are going to hold onto the gutters and the roof during the storm. 

Gutter Material

Like the hangers, the gutters themselves come in a variety of materials. You can get gutters that are made out of heavy-duty PVC if you would like. However, most gutters are made out of metal, generally aluminum or stainless steel. Those materials are both pretty sturdy and can last for a long while. Aluminum is generally lighter than stainless steel, so if you are worried about weight, you should talk to the contractor to see if that is going to be a better choice for you. When you are asking about the materials that the gutter can be made of, make sure that you ask which material is going to last the longest in your area. You want to make sure that your new gutters are going to last for a long time. 

If you need new home gutters, you need to talk to a contractor that handles gutters. You can talk to them about what you would like to see on your house, and the contractor can help you find the gutters that are going to work best for you and your house. 


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The Two C's

Welcome to a blog about the two C's. The two C's, as you might have already guessed are construction and contractors. These words are closely related. "Construction" refers to the art and science of building something. That something could be anything from a shed to a sidewalk. "Contractors" are the people who do the building. There are general contractors who do all sorts of building work, and then there are specialists who do work such as plumbing, electrical work, and drywall. Stop by and read a few articles when you have the time, and we promise you'll learn more about these two C's.