Why do I need to replace my gutters?
- Old, worn or misshapen gutters can begin to pull apart or pull away from the home, damaging fascia boards, destroying the gutters and creating a situation which invites standing water - an ideal environment for breeding mosquitoes.
- Old, ugly gutters also reduce the curb appeal of your home and can impact the appraisal value when it comes time to sell.
- If your old gutters are not adequately handling rainwater volumes, your home’s drainage suffers and your structure could suffer avoidable damage such as foundation rot, soil erosion, mold and leaks. We install 7-inch gutters to ensure proper drainage and runoff handling.
How are seamless gutters a better choice than sectional gutters?
- Seamless gutters, as the name suggests, lack the periodic seams that sectional gutters can’t avoid; therefore, there are very few potential leak points.
- No seams means your gutters remain largely clog-free, meaning they perform more efficiently and last longer.
- They can withstand heavy winds much better than sectional gutters.
- You can choose the color of your gutters to match the aesthetic of your home.
How long does gutter installation take?
This depends on the size and complexity of your roof’s perimeter. Most homes can have the gutters installed in less than a day, but be sure to ask your roofing professional for a more definitive timeline.
How often should I clean my gutters for optimal performance?
Most homes require twice-yearly cleaning, in the spring and the fall. Of course, your home may have more or less tree cover, which will affect the frequency of necessary cleaning. Adding gutter guards will help keep your gutters clear, but you should still at least check them twice per year (and anytime you suspect a clog).
How many downspouts do I need?
Most installers recommend having a downspout every 20 to 30 feet, though this will depend on the slope of your roof. In the Sarasota-Bradenton area, summers tend to be very rainy, with daily rainstorms that are sometimes exceptionally heavy, so for optimal flow and volume accommodation, a downspout every 20 feet or so is recommended.
Does AKVM install gutter systems as a standalone system?
No. AKVM is a team of roofing experts offering gutters as part of a roofing system. We recognize that many homes traditionally have 5- or 6-inch gutters, which are too small to adequately handle the rainwater runoff, especially when paired with tile roofs, a common roof material in Florida. AKVM installs 7-inch gutters (a code requirement for tile roof systems) to ensure the efficiency and longevity of your new roof.
Thinking about replacing your home’s roof and gutter system?
Call AKVM today at (941) 727-3996 to schedule a free estimate.