Guttering your Westchester County Home
Westchester County Gutters
Gutter systems are designed to protect your house’s exterior and foundation from damage caused by water. But, they can only do that when they’re properly installed to meet the design of the home. Here are a few things that are important when designing an effective rainwater drainage system:
Location– Westchester County residents know all too well the rain storms and snowstorms generated by the Long Island Sound. Add to that the winds coming in from the Hudson Valley and you’ve got more water or snow pelting your house than you’d ever want. A gutter system needs to be strong enough to handle the potential downpours as we’ve seen in our area. Plus, downspouts will need to be strategically placed to be sure it carries all water down and away from the home.
Roof Pitch– The pitch of your roof makes a huge difference in the design of your drainage system. Your gutters need to be able to keep water flowing toward the downspouts. Steeply pitched roofs will make water run faster, so the gutters need to catch the water and keep it going to prevent spilling over the sides. Getting the proper sizing for gutters and downspouts will be key to protecting your home during the Westchester County’s rainy season.
Home’s Design– The function of a gutter system is important, but so is the visual appeal. Gutters don’t have to be ugly pieces of equipment hanging from your house. Since there are so many styles and colors, you can choose one that will accent your home’s paint color. You can also add texture or architectural style as well.
If you’re in need of a gutter system, contact us. We’ll evaluate your situation and advise you on the best style of gutters and downspouts for your home. With our large selection of styles and colors, you can easily find one that gives your home’s exterior a picturesque appeal that can make your neighbors sit up and take notice.