Rain gutters take a lot of punishment in places where the seasons vary widely in temperature and there’s lots of rain and snow. Airborne leaves in autumn are especially common in places like Colorado where there’s so much forest. Galvanized steel and aluminum gutters will last around 20 years, while copper will last at least twice as long as that. However, where the elements are more pronounced, the lifespan of your gutters may be reduced.
One issue is how your gutters are replaced: even a talented handyman can cause more harm than good by installing the gutters the wrong way. They may pull away from the exterior walls if mounted incorrectly, damaging them or your roof. How the gutters’ downspout will react to the installer’s work is the sort of thing professionals know best. Bad gutter work can cause excess moisture to penetrate the foundations of your home and damage its bottom in ways you may not have even imagined. A builder who doesn’t know his stuff can cost you money and peace of mind.
Here in Colorado, we get a lot of snow. Snow turns to ice and then backs up into the gutters, causing a lot of weight to build up inside and pulling them down, away from the soffit. This causes the water and snow to get behind the gutters and damage the soffit and facia. This is a common problem here, and we see this damage all the time. So, it’s definitely a good idea to have us come and do maintenance and adjust your gutters at least every 2 years.
If you need your rain gutters maintained or replaced, we at Apex Restoration & Roofing can get the job done if you’re living in Denver, Lakewood, Commerce City, Englewood, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Greenwoods Village, Adams County, Aurora or the surrounding areas. We’re licensed and insured, and we’ll provide warranties that should set your mind at ease. Don’t take chances with your home when we’re here to make sure the job’s done right.