Your gutters and downspouts play an essential role in directing water away from your home. To fully protect your home, yard and landscaping, an efficient gutter system must keep water flowing off your roof and away from the structure. Without gutters, water will simply spill off the roof edge, stain your siding, wear away your foundation, and erode plants and landscaping. VA Exteriors offers aluminum and copper gutters, as well as gutter guards and covers.
We install seamless aluminum gutters due to their durability, reliability, and value. Fabricated on-site, standard gutters and downspouts from VA Exteriors are custom measured, cut and formed for a near seamless fit. Downspouts are sized properly to accommodate the expected volume of water without filling up and overflowing, all while looking proportional to your home.
Our clients that are looking for that unique look often gravitate towards copper gutters. Old world elegance, quality and an unmatched sense of style are all qualities of copper gutters.
Copper gutters age beautifully and are crafted with a patina finish that can only be created with aged copper. Unlike most standard aluminum gutters, in addition to box and k-style shapes, copper gutters come in round and half-round styles, offering even more character to your home.
VA Exteriors brings real relief to homeowners who need a gutter solution that works, the first time, every time. We proudly offer, Leaf Relief by PlyGem to keep debris out of gutters, allowing water to flow freely. Debris is then lifted off of gutters by a gentle breeze.
GUTTER PROTECTION THAT REALLY WORKS.
Leaf Relief is not only the most effective gutter protection system on the market, it is also the most invisible. Leaf Relief lays flat and fits tightly on top of your gutter. It is more effective than other types of gutter protection at keeping natural debris such as leaves, twigs and pine needles, from blocking your gutters.
6 Reasons to Repair or Replace Your Gutters
Repair or Replace Gutters with Cracks of Any Kind
While a small crack may not seem like a big deal, it will eventually turn into a bigger one. If you allow a small crack to remain without attention, water will cause the gutters to damage more severely. Even worse, it can cause damage to your shingles above the gutter and fascia boards behind the gutters. Worst of all, the damage can extend to your foundation.
Paint Peeling Around or On the Gutters
The paint on your gutter is uniquely designed to endure the standard wear and tear through the seasons. Unless your gutters are exceptionally old, orange flecks or peeling paint can be a beginning indicator of rust. It could also mean your gutters are retaining water on a continual basis. This problem stems from water not properly being removed by the gutter system or that cracks and other damage may be present.
Signs of Mildew or Pools of Water Surrounding the Foundation
While the sign of mildew anywhere on your home can be alarming; if you notice mildew or pools of water near your foundation, it almost certainly means you need to repair or replace your gutters.
If your gutters are dripping, you're finding pools of water or mildew around the foundation of your home, it could be the result of something as simple as a clog. At the same time, it could be a more complex problem, such as a gutter system defect.
Water Marks or Water Damage Under the Gutters
At least once a year, you should check your gutters on a day that's not rainy and relatively sunny. Marks under your gutter can indicate water is either overflowing or leaking. Your fascia board and soffit can be damaged with this type of water intrusion.
Gutters Pulling Away from the House or Sagging
One of the most surefire ways to determine if you should repair or replace gutters on your home is if they are sagging or pulling away from your home. Best of all, you don't necessarily need a ladder to notice this. Your gutters should never pull away from your home or sag. If they are, it can indicate your gutters are full of water, and the weight of the water is causing them to sag. A full gutter could mean: debris is causing blockages, the system isn't draining properly, or the gutter system isn't right for your home.
Multiple Broken Fasteners
Fasteners are pieces of metal that secure your gutter to the roof while keeping it level. If it's only a few fasteners, a gutter repair may be the solution. However, if the problem continues, the only solution may be gutter replacement.
Do You See Screws on the Ground?
Sometimes, screws and nails that fasten your gutters to the fascia may work themselves loose. If this happens, replacing them isn't extremely difficult. However, repeated instances of this situation can indicate extensive wear and tear on your gutter system.
Contact VA Exteriors today if your gutters are in need of help