Water drainage—as provided by your gutter system—is essential to the success of any roofing system. To preserve the integrity of your St. Louis gutter and siding, you will need to schedule spring and fall gutter cleanings, which dually serve as a chance for your trusted roofing contractor to inspect your gutters, downspouts, soffits, and fascias.
Gutters lie below the drip edge of your roofing systems, and guide precipitation off the roof and away from the building. Rainfall runs off the roof, falls into the gutter, which slopes to a downspout, where the water will fall to the ground. A properly installed and well-maintained gutter system will last upwards of 20 years—usually at least 30 years. ??If you need a gutter installation, repair or cleaning, here’s what you need to know:
Material selection for gutter installations
During your gutter installation, you will first have to select the best material for your home or facility—aluminum, vinyl and copper are all common gutters in St. Louis. While each material option has its benefits and drawbacks, they are all durable and relatively low maintenance. Continuous gutter systems—or gutter installations with no seams—are slightly more expensive, but remove the risk of leaks around the seams.
Your roofing contractor will work with you to find the most effective material for your price range, as well as your building’s structural and drainage needs.
Pitching and installing St. Louis gutters
Gutter installations need to be sloped ever so slightly—the typical recommendation is that St. Louis gutters have a pitch, expressed as a ratio of width to height, of 1:40. This will force water to flow toward one of the downspouts.
If you have a large roof, it is usually suggested that, if your facility has a large roof, there are multiple downspouts, with a stretch of gutter leading to each one—usually, downspouts are installed every 20-30 feet.
As with most roofing applications, a licensed commercial or residential roofing contractor will be best equipped to properly install your gutter system. They know all about gutter installation and gutter repair in St. Louis, and the sporadic weather characteristic of Missouri.
Choosing a qualified St. Louis gutter and siding contractor
An experienced roofing contractor will be able to develop a preventative maintenance plan for your roofing system which will include gutter repair. They will work with you to maintain the structural integrity of your overall roofing system, keeping your home or facility up and running.
If it’s time for gutter repair in St. Louis, be sure to schedule a consultation with Gateway Environmental Roofing Solutions, LLC. We’re St. Louis’ experts on roofing, siding, and gutters. We have the care and precision to replace siding on homes, and the bandwidth and diligence to take on large-scale commercial projects. Home- and facility-owners around St. Louis trust us to protect their assets.
We’re passionate about what we do. We live for the feeling of seeing a job well done. This means using knowing the proper gutter installation techniques better than anyone else. It means being up-to-date on fire safety codes, St. Louis City and County building codes and international standards. Our goal is to deliver siding solutions that meet your facility or home’s needs. And we do it seamlessly.
We operate by a higher standard. Other guys? They want to get the job done. We want to get it done right—on time and on budget. When we give you a quote for your St. Louis gutter and siding, we’ll stick to it. Same with the timeline. We want the finished product to be something we’re proud of and you’re happy with. Maybe that’s why we’re proud of every commercial and residential siding project we’ve ever completed.
So schedule a risk-free siding consultation and learn what sets us apart.