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The Developments Made in Gutters Through the Years

By April 19, 2017October 18th, 2023No Comments

Gutters protect homes by redirecting rainwater away from their foundation. Although they might sound like a relatively modern creation, the truth is that gutters have been around for ages.

At Gutter Helmet® Piedmont, we specialize in providing and installing our brand of gutter protection, which makes an ideal substitute to a gutter screen. We show a timeline of how gutters came to be and the developments they have gone through since their introduction.

  • 1st century BC – 1st Century AD: The ancient Romans lined their roads with canals used to ensure water and mud flowed into it, keeping roads clean. As they expanded, they introduced their technology to Europe.

  • 11th Century:  Churches and major buildings were redesigned to have stone roofs and parapets after the Norman invasion. These structures drained rainwater with a system of gutters and gargoyle statues installed on roofs.

  • 13th Century: It was at this time when the first downspout was introduced and fitted on the Tower of London to protect its walls from water damage.

  • 16th Century: Following Henry VIII’s orders for the dissolution of monasteries and convents, gutters and other rainwater management accessories became abundant in the market.

  • 18th Century England: Iron replaced lead as a popular material for gutters due to a decrease in price. In the American colonies, however, most of their gutters were made of wood with iron or wood fasteners.

  • 19th Century: Major buildings in the United States started using internal iron gutters while water drainage to underground canals was kept hidden.

  • Between 1939 and 1950: The Second World War accelerated the development of plastic, which became the primary material for gutters.

  • Between 1960 and 1965: Machinery for manufacturing aluminum seamless gutters was introduced, revolutionizing the rainwater management industry forever.

Thanks to these developments, many homes now enjoy the protection provided by gutters. These products allow homeowners to have various options that will fit their homes perfectly. Furthermore, gutters have become an integral part of the overall curb appeal of many homes. We provide an array of gutter materials that will complement your home’s style.

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With all of this being said, it’s still vital to ensure that you keep your gutters in top shape for lasting performance. Lack of maintenance can cause leaves and other debris to collect in your gutter system, leading to various issues. A good way to do this is to install Gutter Helmet, which is an ideal replacement for a common gutter screen.

Gutter Helmet comes with unique features that ensure smooth water flow while preventing debris from entering and clogging your gutters. It also comes with a PermaLife™ finish that protects it from the elements. This finish is also available in a wide range of colors to match your home’s exterior. With our product installed, you have the assurance that your gutters will continue doing their job unhindered for years.

Gutter Helmet Piedmont provides you with gutter solutions that will meet your needs. We serve Charlotte, North Carolina, and nearby areas. Call us today at (844) 204-1015 for a FREE estimate.