Top 5 Gutter Accessories
March 15, 2019
Rain gutters play an important role in protecting your property from water damages like dampness, leaks, clogs and more. This system is a structure attached to the fascia board of your roof with the purpose of directing rainwater from the top of your house to the downspouts which are placed strategically in the corners, so the runoff reaches a safe spot whether on the ground or in a rainwater collection system.
When you hear the words gutter accessories
I bet you think of decorative parts that are added to the rain gutter system, right? But the truth is that they are more than that! Not all gutter accessories are meant to be ornaments that just add style and sophistication. Each gutter accessory complements the rain gutter system in order to facilitate their maintenance, avoid clogs or provide extra support to the gutter structure.
They can be customized to match your house' fašade style and any client's preferences. Among the materials that we find in the gutter market are vinyl, aluminum, copper, stainless steel, and galvanized steel; you can also choose the style of and size of gutter that fits bets to your home's structure.
For rain gutters to provide a superior performance it is necessary to add some elements that will help them accomplish their main function, besides, these accessories give an aesthetic touch that will surely raise your house' value. Are you familiar with this kind of gutter accessories? If not, don't worry! today we'll show you the top 5 gutter accessories that any rain gutter installation should have.
Useful Gutter Accessories for Your Property
- Leaf guards: these are accessories that help to keep your rain gutters free from debris like leaves and twigs which, over time, accumulates inside your gutter creating a wet mass that blocks the rainwater flow bringing with it terrible clog issues. Leave guards also work as a filter for you to collect rainwater and use it for housing purposes. In the market, you can find different types of leaf guards in order to meet all the customers' requirements and preferences, like foam guards, mesh, screens, and solid covers.
- Splash blocks: as the name implies these useful pieces are designed to minimize the undesirable erosion in your yard caused by the splash of the runoff when reaches the ground. They are installed at the end of the downspouts and you can find them in plenty of decorative models in the market from the classic style, cascades, ponds, rectangle shaped and even in animals or leaves shapes.
- Downspout extensions: these are essential accessories to every rain gutter system as they help downspouts handle big amounts of rainwater keeping dampness away from the siding and foundations of your house. Moisture is one of the worst problems that homeowners can ever face in their homes, it causes the structural instability of the property which in turn increases the risk of accidents that can be catastrophic for your family, not to mention the devaluation that it will surely suffer in case you want to sell it. Among the different types of downspouts extensions available in the market are flexibles, roll-out, and flip-up styles.
- Hangers: they are brackets installed along the gutter and attached to the fascia board in order to provide support and strength to the whole system. The type of hanger used in the installation and their spacing are important aspects that will define how long your gutter system will last. Most of rain gutter hangers are clip into the front lip of the gutter and are nailed or screwed through the back of the gutter and into the fascia board. There are many ornamented hangers options made of different materials for you to match with your fašade design which add a fancy touch to your front yard.
- Rain chains: when it comes to beauty and function for rain gutters rain chains are what you're looking for. Chain links help in breaking the flow of water, which prevents water from spilling carelessly and causing undesirable garden erosion. Rain chains design made of diverse materials add style to your home in ways a simple downspout can't. Also, rain chains give your property an extra value in case you decide to put your house for sale.
Do not hesitate in adding accessories to your rain gutter system, they're not all about decoration and luxury, on the contrary, they are functional complements that provide the structure with extra help to successfully accomplish their main function: to protect your property against water damage.
If you don't have experience with home improvement projects, we recommend you hiring a professional rain gutter company to avoid mistakes. Experts have the proper equipment, training and expertise to advise you on what kind of material and style are best suited for your home, according to its structure, the weather conditions, and your budget.
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