Here at Fairfax Gutter Cleaning, we provide the very best residential gutter cleaning services to anyone living in the Fairfax area.
Residential gutter systems come in all shapes and sizes, not to mention materials. When choosing a residential gutter system, the most cost-effective option might not be the best. The total lifespan of materials, materials that are more eco-friendly, and installations that add beauty to your home should all be considered when making the decision.
Please read on to find out more about the residential gutter cleaning services that we provide to those in the Fairfax area:
Sectional gutters are still the highly popular choice for residential properties. Sectional gutters are cheaper than the seamless variety. Sectional gutters are also easy to install on your own, needing minimal tools. With seamless gutters you will need a special machine to shape and cut your gutters. Many homeowners chose sectional gutters because they can install them themselves at their own pace. Sectional gutters will require more repairs over the years, but due to their cost and availability, they still remain a popular option.
While not completely seamless, seamless gutters offer a reliable system with minimal seams, usually at the corners or a home. Seamless gutters prevent a lot of the basic gutter repairs that come with sectional gutter systems. Seamless gutters are less likely to leak, due to the lack of seams. Seamless gutters are also stronger than traditional gutter systems because they lack any miters connecting the seams, which create vulnerable areas. Seamless gutters also provide a nice cohesive look to a home, making them a top choice for many homeowners.
When choosing a gutter system it is always a good idea to look at which options are the most eco-friendly. While materials like vinyl might be more cost effective, vinyl gutters will not hold up well and will need to be replaced anywhere from 5-15 years. This puts a lot of trash and debris into our landfills. It is recommended to use a material that will give your gutters a long lifespan in order to remain eco-friendly. Materials such as copper, galvanized steel and aluminum are the top materials. While wood gutters are available, they are generally only used for homes being restored to their original historic state.
On the high end of gutter materials you will find copper gutters. While copper gutters are the most expensive option of gutter material, they are still growing in popularity. Copper gutters add a beautiful aesthetic to a home that will make it stand out from its neighbors. Copper gutters are also very strong and reliable with a lifespan of anywhere from 50-150 years. This can also help raise your home values.