Drain Your Problems Away With A Gutter Remodel!
While not the most glamorous aspect of remodeling, the functionality of any homes’ gutters is an essential part of the roof and no one should worry about them doing their job during the many storms Chicago and its suburbs receive.
At Gold Standard Restorations, our professional contractors have the knowledge and experience from many years prior to help you renovate the way that water drains from your roof. What’s even better is that our crew can spot many different types of damage done and we will happily advise you and your family of any potential future problems from happening!
A Definite Necessity For A Well Upkept Roof
Something as simple as water draining off your roof can create major complications if left unattended for months or years at a time and in many homes, gutters go unchecked until they stop doing their job.
When you call Gold Standard, even for a routine check-up, our experts know how to spot anything from a small leak to something that may need to be fixed sooner rather than later. Even dirt and debris could eventually pose serious problems if left unchecked but this is why you can rely on our crew giving you an honest quote for any kind of work that needs to be done on that same visit as well.
Already In The Middle Of A Remodel? No Problem!
GSR doesn’t just hire expert roofers, we employ expert designers that can help you choose a more efficient style of gutter that can help drain water more easily and still give you the benefit of easy maintenance year-round with guaranteed reliable results.
We can have our staff come out and look into any gutters you think might be damaged or better yet, just get a replacement to match the exterior of your home’s new design. The best part about our services is that we will gladly work around any other contractors you have working on your home so there is no waiting for any kind of work that may need to be done.
Need An Immediate Replacement?
We’ll Be There Sooner Than You Think!
Gold Standard Restorations also understands the importance of rapid response to an emergency situation. After a major hail storm or the famously extreme winds known to burden the greater Chicago area, you may find them where you’d least expect to be, like on the ground or worse, in a neighbor’s yard.
Time is of the essence when you find yourself in this situation and we are ready to help make any gutter repairs as soon as possible. That’s why if you want to avoid damage from water, overflowing gutters, or need a simple cleaning or repair, we are the contractors for you. While most commonly made of aluminum, there are a wide variety of materials, colors, and sizes to choose from when thinking about adding or changing the gutters on your home. Here are some facts and answers to many common questions that homeowners typically have:
Are There Different
Types of Gutters?
K Style Gutters
K-style gutters are the most common type for homes constructed in the last 50 years. They are probably the style that comes to mind when you think of gutters. They are flat on the back and bottom and the front has the look of crown molding and usually come in two basic sizes, 5 and 6-inch.
K Half Round Gutters
Half-round gutters look exactly like they sound; half-round. These are the older style of gutters and are less likely to be installed on your home because one of the key disadvantages of this system is that they are more flimsy and also hold less water.
Types of Materials Used
Aluminum is the most common material for gutters in our area. This material is lightweight and doesn’t rust when confronted with water, like other materials. This material can be custom formed on-site to fit any length and allow for seamless runs. They are available in many different colors as well and they can be painted to any color you like and are the most common style that our professionals install.
Steel gutters are strong and, depending on the finish, some can also resist rust. The downside of using steel is that these styles are generally more heavy, expensive, and regardless of finish, will eventually rust over time. These types of gutters are more commonly installed on commercial buildings or multi-family properties like apartments or condos.
Copper gutters are one of the most expensive styles you can choose from for your home because of both the price of the material and the cost of installation. Copper is less durable and prone to dents and can easily be altered after several intense storms and, unfortunately, will eventually start to turn green over the years. For installation, copper gutters come in 10-foot sections and must be soldered together to cover any distance over 10 feet. While seamless and appealing, this choice is a bit out of budget for many homeowners.
Vinyl gutters are installed more on homes that do not experience the crazy weather that the Windy City brings. It is lightweight and the material is prone to color fade over the years and can crack during the harsh winters that Chicago Suburbs endure. As a professional, honest, and reliable company, we do not recommend this material and do not recommend installing them on your property.
What About Gutter Guards?
Gutter guards can be a wonderful addition to your gutter system, especially if your property has a lot of tree coverage or if your gutters are prone to constant clogging from debris. Different gutter guards can be applied like screens, metal pieces with slits cut throughout them, and even foam inserts that can be put inside the gutter.
These options, however, also have the issue of allowing driving heavy rains to run over the top of the gutters which allow rainwater to cascade over the top, flowing right off your roof instead of the area you need it to go.
Most gutter guards can be added to your existing gutter system and will reduce, but not eliminate, the need for gutter cleaning and maintenance. However, these additions are not a sure-fire way to eliminate the need for gutter maintenance, can be expensive, and will still allow some debris to build up while eventually clogging your system over time.
Let Us Help Find The Right Type Of Gutter For You!
Whether you prefer to plan ahead and schedule an appointment or need to drop everything for a fast repair, Gold Standard Restorations can get the job done correctly and on time. We are even able to stop by your home to fix up your gutters while you are away, keeping you on schedule without disruption.
Our trained staff has what it takes to keep your gutters in tip-top shape, no matter what you need and with our wide range of services including gutter cleaning by hand, repairs, and full gutter replacement if necessary we can handle any problem. As mentioned earlier, many homeowners don’t think about it until it becomes an issue so don’t hesitate to call us for a no-contact inspection even if it’s just to make sure they are still doing their job!
We know that with all of this information, it may be hard to determine what the best option will be for you and your property, but with our expertise and experience, our team will be able to help you find the best solution for your home. No matter the color and style you desire, don’t wait to contact Gold Standard and set up an appointment for your gutter project and we will make sure to find the right material that goes great with your home!