Dallas, Flower Mound, & Lewisville, TX - Gutters & Downspouts
The Importance of your Gutters & Downspouts:
In addition to the multitude of color and material options, gutter sizes can also vary. The most common sizes in Dallas / Fort Worth are 5 and 6 inches. For standard roofs, 5-inch gutters are sufficient, but for steeper roof pitches, 6-inch gutters are preferred. Your roof’s pitch can determine how quickly water flows from your roof to your gutters. The type of shingles on your roof should also be considered when deciding on the ideal size, as certain materials can slow or speed up water flow. To determine the perfect sized gutters for your home, you should consult with our expert installers at Pearson Roofing. We will carefully consider your home’s specific needs and provide you with informative recommendations.
The Importance of Gutter Maintenance:
Regardless of which material you decide to use for your home’s gutter system, a routine gutter cleaning and maintenance regimen is key to ensuring they function properly and last. Our experts recommend cleaning out your gutters twice a year in rural areas, however, living in heavily treed areas could require more frequent cleanings. If your gutters become obstructed with leaves or other debris, they can clog. Once your gutters clog, water can begin to back up causing excess moisture which can rot your fascia & soffit, or even your roof. In addition to regular gutter cleanings, we advise a frequent visual inspection of your gutters and downspouts. If you notice that your gutters are sagging or pulling away from your home, that could be an indication that there may be a clog in your gutters and may need to be cleared.
The Benefits of Gutter Guards:
Now that you know how essential your gutters are to the integrity of your home, it makes sense that you’ll want to additionally protect your gutters. Gutter guards are an excellent way to maintain and extend the life of your gutter system by dramatically decreasing the amount of debris and leaves that can become trapped inside your gutters and downspouts. A few of the most popular options include:
Screens – Gutter screens are the most common, being the easiest to install and most cost efficient. Screens can be made up of either wire or plastic material, and efficiently prevent larger leaves and debris from infiltrating your gutter system. They are installed by lifting the bottom layer of roofing shingles and held in place by the weight of your shingles.
Mesh – Mesh is also a practical option when protecting your gutter system and can prevent not only larger debris, but also smaller fragments from entering your gutters and downspouts. Similar to gutter screens, mesh can also be made of wire or plastic materials, making them an affordable alternative to gutter screens. Mesh can be installed by either lifting the bottom row of shingles, snapping the guard directly onto the top of your gutters, or by attaching to your fascia.
Reverse curve gutter guards – Guards are designed quite differently than gutter screens or mesh. Rather than water running through them, their curved design routes water and debris away from your gutters making these the ideal choice for homeowners that reside in heavily treed areas. These require a more complex installation process and are more costly than other options but are highly effective at keeping your gutter system free and clear of leaves and other materials that can cause damage.
The Benefits of Aluminum Gutters:
The most common and practical gutter systems that we install are aluminum seamless gutters. Not only are they extremely versatile, but very reliable. They can come pre-painted in an array of colors or can be custom painted which provides the perfect accent to any home. Some of the most beneficial attributes include:
Flexibility – Because houses are built in a multitude of shapes and sizes, you’ll want to use a material that’s flexible and customizable as well. Aluminum is a perfect material for any home or building’s dimensions and angles regardless of irregularities or custom measurements.
Longevity – When maintained properly, aluminum gutters can have a lifespan of up to 20 years. Unlike some other metals, aluminum will not corrode or rust over the years making them an ideal choice for most homeowners.
Lightweight – Aluminum can be much easier and faster to install than other materials due to being a lighter material. This can also attribute to their cost efficiency. Pearson Roofing’s seamless aluminum gutter systems are professionally installed and always add to home’s aesthetic appeal.
The Benefits of Copper Gutters:
Copper is another desirable choice of material for rain gutters. Although the cost is considerably higher, some homeowners find that they are well worth the extra cost. Some of the benefits of copper include:
Longevity – While they still require regular cleaning, copper gutters can easily last the entire life of your home. They will very rarely dent or sag. While the cost is higher, knowing that you’ll never need to replace them is a huge plus to most homeowners.
Aesthetics – Copper gutters can provide a beautiful accent to any home. Not only do they improve your home’s value in general, but they add the perfect curb appeal which will highlight your home and emphasize its beauty.
Why Should you Choose Pearson Roofing for your Gutters & Downspouts?
Regardless of your selection of gutter systems and gutter guards, Pearson Roofing’s installers have the expertise to install them all using only quality materials and the highest level of skill within Dallas / Fort Worth. Pearson Roofing aspires to be your go-to contractor for all of your needs. From roof repairs, roof installations, gutters, windows, painting & staining, fence repair or installation, and beyond, our team of experts will meet and exceed your expectations. All our work is guaranteed, and we strive to go above and beyond regardless of how big or how small the project may be. All of our customers are treated with the same top-level service! Since 1979, Pearson Roofing has been earning your trust within the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex, and we will continue going strong for the next 40 years to come. Our reputation is proof that our dedication to serving our community is unparalleled. When it comes to choosing a contractor for your next project, you’ll want a company with a reputation for quality as well as longevity. A warranty can only be honored by a company that’s still in business. Please contact Pearson Roofing anytime for a totally free consultation on gutters and downspouts. We look forward to working with you!
Pearson Roofing has been serving the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex for over 40 years! Our reputation is a true testament of our work and our core values.