The primary purpose of gutters is to prevent water from entering into the fabric of a building. They channel rainwater away from the exterior walls and their foundations. Rain gutters date back to 1500 BC, although ancient gutters constructed from bricks made of burnt clay would serve less than today’s purpose. Today’s trustworthy gutters don’t hang on the edge of the roof, they are built into the bottom of the roof or into the roofs overhang. The shape is created by your trusted Windy City Construction roofer.
The foundation of most built-in gutters is wood, that is then covered with a thin sheet of metal such as
- Stainless steel
Or any other metal that will not readily corrode. The most common problems building owners experience with their gutters are
- Gutter joint separation
- Improper slope
- Bad downspout draining
- Gardens growing in your gutter
- Ice dams
- Clogged gutters
Gutters can save you thousands of dollars in costly damages and repairs. Trust in the experts at Windy City Public Adjusters and Construction to properly claim and/or install any of your residential and commercial building gutters, to provide trouble-free service for a lifetime!