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The Eavestrough System and Roof Repairs
The eavestrough system is a collection of gutters, troughs, and channels that guide rainwater and snow runoff away from the house. More often than not, issues with the eavestrough and roof damage go hand-in-hand. Many of the signs of room damage mirror that of eavestrough damage, so it is in the homeowner’s best interest to have both structures inspected when they suspect there is an issue. In addition to the previously listed signs of roof damage, homeowners should be on the lookout for:
Once the homeowner notices these signs, they must have it inspected by a professional immediately. If the damage is caught soon enough, they may only need to have the system repaired.
Types of Eavestroughs
Eavestroughs are the pathways along the edge of a roof that collect water runoff and move it towards the downspout. If it is determined that a homeowner’s best option is a new eavestrough installation, they have a few options to choose from depending on the homeowner’s preference and what is best for their house. These include:
K-style eavestroughs are the most common. These are flat on the bottom and the back and can hold a lot of water.
Victorian Ogee eavestroughs are shallow, making them best suited for areas that get little rainfall or on smaller homes. They have double spigots that are welded in addition to welded straps, making them sturdy and quick to install.
Fascia gutters are typically custom made and are either fixed directly to the fascia of a house or serve as the fascia themselves. They are seamless and blend in well with the house.
Half Round Gutters
Half round gutters are popular due to their high aesthetic appeal. They are a smooth half-pipe shape with a rounded inner lip or “bead.” They can be made both seamless or installed in sections.
European gutters are similar in shape to half round gutters, but they are seated in a hangar rather than the traditional way gutters are attached. European gutters have the bead facing the outside rather than the outside. These gutters give a home a European look and are available in a wide range of sturdy materials.
Aluminum gutters are the top choice for most homeowners, especially those who are DIY enthusiasts, as they are lightweight and easy to install. Additionally, they are less costly than other materials.