Colorado has its fair share of heavy rainfall, with some cities like Lakewood and Denver peaking at 17.3 and 15.6 inches of rain respectively. This can be problematic for homeowners who face potential water damage in the form of mold, rots, structural weakness, and flooded basements.   In order to prevent these effects, you need to install high-quality gutters Before doing so, let JBC Contracting help you make an informed decision by discussing the 3 factors to consider when choosing a gutter system for your home:  

3 Essential Factors to Consider When Installing Gutters

Roof Pitch   The 1st essential factor to consider is the roof pitch. The layout of your roof will determine how many feet of gutters and downspouts you’ll need, as well as where to place them. Overlooking this element can result in a need for roof repair, since the gutters won’t be able to function as they should. A steeper pitch enables free flow of water so we can place the system around its edges. With a flat or low slope roof, we will place the gutters (and downspouts) underneath to eliminate any chances of water pooling. If you are unsure which roof pitch would be best, you can always contact us for a free estimate.

Materials   Materials are the 2nd essential factor to consider when choosing a gutter system. You will need a system that is thick and tough enough to handle Colorado’s annual rain and snowfall. That’s why we provide high-grade steel gutters from leading brands, such as Weather Guard® and Spectra Metal Sales. The steel material boasts unmatched strength, as well as better protection against wear and corrosion.

Appearance   The 3rd essential factor is the gutter system’s appearance. A new gutter system should improve the overall appeal of your house. JBC Contracting carries products that you can paint to match the shade of your shingles. We will work with you to ensure you get the best gutter system designed and installed for your home.   JBC Contracting is also your go-to expert for roof certification, ensuring that your entire system can withstand 5 more years of exposure to the climate in your area. If this is not the case, then we will address any issues and even work with your insurance adjuster to make sure you get your fair due.   Give us a call today at (303) 515-7501 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate on your gutter and roofing needs.