The size of your gutters matters more than you think. Your gutter system should be the right size for your home and climate. For instance, if you live in an area prone to heavy rains, you want gutters with better water capacity. Six-inch gutters can hold twice as much water as five-inch ones.
One of the area’s leading gutter and siding contractors share the benefits of replacing your 5-inch gutters with 6-inch ones.
Increased Curb Appeal
Since 6-inch gutters are bigger, they will give your home structural appeal. Sometimes, smaller-sized gutters can make your home appear structurally sound. If your home’s structure appears strong, its overall value may increase. Also, if your house is large and you used 5-inch gutters, the system would look too small.
Improved Fascia Board Protection
Experienced roofing contractors suggest using 6-inch gutters because they can cover your fascia board entirely, improving its protection against the weather and elements. Since these larger gutters would completely cover the fascia, the board would be easier to maintain. On the other hand, 5-inch gutters can leave around 1.5 to 2 inches of fascia board exposed, which you would need to paint at least every three years. Painting the fascia keeps it protected against deterioration and maintains its appeal.
One more benefit of upgrading to 6-inch gutters is that they are easier to maintain and clean. With 6-inch gutters, shingles can lean over onto the gutter for up to 2 inches, making the system less troublesome to clean. It’s better to invest in a bigger gutter system if you have a longer overhang since it is easier to clean.
Thinking about upgrading your home’s gutter system? Turn to ExteriorPros for quality gutter replacement services. We are one of the best roofing and siding companies in the area. Give us a call at (301) 632-5111 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.