It’s no surprise to anyone in Baton Rouge when around two o’clock in the afternoon the sky opens up and we have a thunderstorm. It’s simply a way of life in south Louisiana. Setting your watch to these late day showers is something you can depend on between April and September. Something else you need to be able to depend on, for your home’s protection, is your gutters.
While gutters may seem like a fairly insignificant element on the outside of your home, they are actually more sophisticated and much more important than they appear to be at first glance. While most homes feature gutters, there are a number of ways to enhance the drainage system featured on your roof. Here are three keys to consider when it comes to having clean, clear, efficient guttering.
1.) Material: Selecting between vinyl, sheet metal, aluminum and copper can depend on your budget and style preferences. When installed correctly and maintained, each material will adequately channel water off your roof and away from your home.
2.) Design: When it comes to design, a professional roofing and gutter company in Baton Rouge will be able to offer you a number of options. First would be choosing between seamless, soldered and continuous lengths. Gutters also come in multiple profiles. The traditional “U” shape and also “K” style. The size of the channels range from 4” to 6 “. You can also match that with a downspout that is 2”x 3” or 3”x 4” rectangular or 3” or 4” round profiles pipes. The shape and slope of your roof will determine the best options and combinations for these elements.
3.) Landscaping: The landscaping arrangement and features around your house can have a lot to do with the health of your home, from the roof down to the foundation. The design of your gutters and the placement of your downspout can affect this part of your curb appeal as well. Utilizing your gutters to channel rainwater off of your roof, through your landscaping and away your foundation can keep your whole home in good shape.
With all of these elements, and many more under consideration, the health and appearance of your home’s total structure can be dramatically improved. When it comes to the roofing, sheet metal, gutter and downspout experts in the capital area, look no further than Cribbs, Incorporated. For over 50 years, Cribbs has been caring for Baton Rouge homes in a number of ways. For more information, or to get a free estimate, click here.