To make certain that your gutters are draining well, they are required to be just the right size. The question however is whether bigger really means better. In this post, roofing contractor Adams Roofing Professionals, Inc will run down the advantages of replacing 5-inch gutters with 6-inch gutters.
It should be noted that in regions with a moderate climate, 5-inch gutter systems are already big enough to handle a considerable amount of water during a downpour. There may be instances, however, when you’ll have to upgrade your system most especially if your home has a large roof or if it’s steeply pitched or your property is surrounded by tall trees.
Why Choose 6-Inch Gutters?
- They allow worry-free maintenance. Roofs are less prone to congestion with the usual 6-inch seamless gutters. This is primarily because they have a wider opening at the top, making it easier to clean. They help eliminate the need for frequent gutter maintenance and roof repair.
- They create a more robust look. Six-inch gutters create a thicker “lip” on the roof’s edge allowing the roof to be more robust when viewed from the ground. It also has the same effect on your home’s exterior as choosing wider trim or window casing and can boost your home’s curb appeal.
- They reduce possible congestion. Any roofer would say that bigger gutters are given to have a larger capacity in handling rainwater and the loose debris that run through them. This lowers the possibility of clogging, which in turn, means greater protection against defects.
Are you finally upgrading your system? Adams Roofing Professionals, Inc is the Chicagoland roofer that you can trust with all your needs. We are a full-service roofing company and handle everything from 24-hour emergency roof repair to basic maintenance and new roof installation. Call us at (847) 440-1411, or you can fill out our online form.