A home's gutter system during the winter.

The Value of Gutters

Well-maintained and properly functioning gutters are important year round but most important during the winter months. Gutters prevent water from pooling on your roof and in the area around your home. When water collects in these areas, it can damage your foundation, seep into your home, and become a cesspool of insects and bacteria. These problems could very likely lead to bigger, more expensive problems such as a cracked foundation, exterior and interior structural water damage, and moldy, rotten roofing and insulation.

Regular Gutter Inspection

Regularly inspect your gutters and determine their condition. Good gutters should be clean, free of clogging debris, firmly attached to your home, and contain no gaps for leaks. Examine the areas around your home that should be clear of pooling water. With most gutter systems, water should be diverted at least ten feet away from your home.

The Cost To Fix Damage vs. The Cost To Install Gutters

According to Fixr, “The average cost of simply drying out your property from a “clean” water leak with no further damage done or restoration needed is around $2,700, while the average cost of drying out your home and repairing the damage done to areas like drywall and carpeting is around $7,500.” These estimates can only increase depending on the severity of water damage, type of damage, and source of water. Meanwhile, also according to Fixr, “The average cost to install galvanized or aluminum gutters is approximately $4 to $9 per linear foot. There are also vinyl gutters which are much easier to install, and which run at roughly $3 to $5 per linear foot. Therefore, installing from 125 to 200 feet of gutters will cost $1050-$2400.” Which of these would you rather spend?

Gutters Are A Good Investment

If your gutters are not functioning properly, consider investing in a new system. Gutters are a preventative measurement and wise investment that will save you money and headache in the long run. M&M Siding Inc. by Bruce Mosher will gladly assist you in new gutter installations in an efficient and timely manner. Our gutters come in a variety of colors and sizes. The most common gutter we install is a 5″ seamless gutter, which allows debris to flow more smoothly, causing fewer leaks. Being made of .032 heavy-gauge aluminum, it ensures longevity and functionality. Don’t let your home be susceptive to costly water damage!

Call 716-649-1634 to schedule your service or receive a free estimate.