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Your gutters are one of your home’s first lines of defense against water damage. This is because it catches the rainwater that runs off your roofing system and safely redirects it away from your home, preventing moisture issues in the process. With that in mind, you’ll want the best gutter system for your home. However, before you buy one, make sure to ask your gutter installer a few questions, such as:

Are Your Gutters Seamless?

Not every gutter that you can buy on the market are seamless. Gutters are only considered seamless when they are installed in a continuous manner from corner to corner. To install seamless gutters in your home, make sure to specify it with your installer so they’ll know what kind of gutter system to install.

How Will You Fasten My Gutters to the Home?

Gutter installers can install the gutters in your home in two ways: with nails or with screws. Between the two, using nails is an older method of installing gutters in your home. The nails go outside of the gutter and pass through the inside and attach the gutters into the fascia board and rafter. However, at some point, the nails can pull out over time due to the weight of the water. 

Screws, on the other hand, are a more reliable method because they don’t pull over time. When you decide to use screws for your gutter installation project, make sure your contractor uses a long-form screw to ensure that the gutters are properly attached to your home.

Should I Choose Aluminum or Galvanized Gutters?

Likewise, you can choose between two kinds of materials for your gutters: aluminum or galvanized. Of the two, aluminum is the current industry standard as it is strong, durable, doesn’t corrode and can easily be formed by a gutter machine on-site. Galvanized gutters, on the other hand, are malleable and easy for a sheet metal worker to install.

Want to install a new gutter system in your home? Don’t hesitate to turn to Chattahoochee Gutter Co., Inc. When it comes to gutter cleaning and installation projects, we are the leading service provider to approach and you can count on us! Give us a call at (800) 824-3772 or fill out our contact form to get a FREE quote. We serve homeowners in Salem, Alabama, and other nearby areas.