When it rains, it pours.
When this happens, without gutters, the rainwater can pool around the foundation of the house, creating a moat-like effect. The water can leak into the basement or lower level. Too much water can crack the cement foundation causing additional problems. And, it can erode the soil and ruin your prized landscaping.
No one likes to deal with interior water damage either. It’s the worst. If you’ve been through it, you know how it can ruin your carpet and padding, flooring, woodwork, drywall, furniture, accessories and possessions. Many insurance disputes have started with a water problem.
Gutters protect your property investment.
Installing gutters (or replacing gutters that are failing) is an excellent way to prevent these problems and avoid having to deal with the consequences of too much water in all the wrong places. We often recommend stainless steel gutters for their strength and durability. You won’t find the dents or dips caused by storms, ladders, or the misguided foot in a gutter that occur so often with aluminum or vinyl.
As you can imagine, stainless steel is more expensive than aluminum, yet well worth it. Like copper gutters, they will outlast and outperform an aluminum gutter through any storm that comes at them. Whether it’s a large branch falling during high winds, a snowstorm, ice buildup or hail, stainless gutters withstand the test of nature.
Stainless steel is strong and durable.
Here’s where they outshine galvanized steel and aluminum. They are long-lasting and maintain their appearance much longer than a typical aluminum gutter. You’ll have less holes, gaps, dents and leaking than with traditional materials. Not only do they protect, but they complement the architectural style, add to the curb appeal and enhance the value of the property.
While stainless steel can eventually rust, most stainless gutters have been treated with a coating of aluminum-zinc to resist the rust. Definitely a plus! This finish ensures the integrity of the product so you can rely on the strength, durability and extended lifespan without unsightly rust.
Whichever material you choose, maintenance is required. Gutters need periodic cleaning to remove any clogging from soggy leaves, needles and debris. The schedule is generally dictated by the number, size and variety of mature trees close by. Leaf guards can help reduce your cleaning frequency if you’d like to consider that added component.
Stainless Steel Gutters in Minnesota and Iowa…
For best results, be sure to talk with a provider who specializes in this type of installation. It requires experience and precision craftsmanship. If you’d like to know more, give us a call at 612-834-0664. We are happy to give you some tips on protecting your home and a free estimate.