Gutters are something that many people know exist, but don’t know much about. As local roofing contractors, we try to make sure that our customers know as much as they can about what we are installing before we begin with installation.
We get that done partly by answering as many of their questions as we can. And we’d like to clear the fog on some of the more pertinent questions we receive about gutters.
Why Are They Called K-Style Gutters?
Most people think that these gutters are named because of their shape, and are surprised when they see that they don’t resemble the letter K at all. The name actually comes from a national association’s list of available gutter types. This type of gutter is listed under “option K”, and since it was easier for a roofing company to go with that name than to come up with another one, the name stayed.
Should I Get Vinyl Gutters?
Vinyl is a fairly strong material. And vinyl gutters are cheaper than other options. But the fact remains that these gutters should be your last option, and only for temporary fixes. The reason for this is that there are gutters with stronger materials. And unless you live in an area with very little rainfall in a year, there’s a good chance that vinyl gutters will have a difficult time keeping up with the amount of water they might need to handle.
What Are the Benefits of Seamless Gutters?
Seamless gutters are called this because they are an entire piece fabricated specifically for the dimensions of your roof. Installing these are a little bit more complicated than installing sectional gutters, but the benefits are worth it.
The problem with sectional gutters is that their seams are potential problem spots. For one thing, if their flashing gets damaged, these sections can become leak sources. And then, they can become the home of bugs and small animals.
Getting a seamless gutter fixes this potential issue by removing the seams. That means you’re less likely to worry about leaky gutters and animals living in seams. So if your roofing company installs seamless gutters, talk to them about it.
If you have more gutter questions, turn to Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation. Give us a call at (865) 216-3274 (Knoxville) or (615) 906-1195 (Nashville). You can also fill out our contact form for a consultation. Our Lebanon and Knoxville, TN, offices are ready and willing to help you out with your queries.