Rain gutters and leaders are an extremely important part of any New Jersey home’s exterior. Due to the extreme weather conditions we experience in New Jersey, it is likely you will need to install a new gutter system at some point during the ownership of your home.
When rain gutters are defective or damaged, you run the risk of causing damage to your home. When a gutter gets clogged, water is not properly diverted and subsequently overflows into either your foundation or your home. Misdirected water overflowing down the side of your home can cause wood rot and erosion to the landscape around your home, as well as foundation problems. In addition to causing costly damage to your home, a clogged gutter makes the perfect breeding ground for mildew and mold, as well as mosquitoes.
At Jamroz Construction, we install all types of rain gutters. There are many different types of material used to make gutters. Aluminum rain gutters are the most popular type of gutter installed on homes today as they have very few disadvantages. Quality aluminum gutters should never rust or corrode and will never need to be painted.
When purchasing aluminum gutters, thickness is important as the thinner the aluminum, the more prone your gutter system will be to dings and dents. At Jamroz Construction, we install heavy weight (.032″) aluminum. This quality of aluminum also helps prevent warping that can be caused by extreme weather (ice & snow). Aluminum is relatively inexpensive, comes in many colors and is the preferred choice for seamless gutter systems.
Copper is another popular option for gutter systems. Copper is chosen mainly for its appearance. After time, Copper will begin to oxide leaving it with a greenish-looking finish that is called Patina. A perfect example of this is the Statue of Liberty! Copper is a beautiful choice but also carries a much higher price tag than aluminum.
We are here to answer any questions you may have and help you choose the right kind of gutter system and material type to suit your home style and needs. Ask the rain gutter experts of New Jersey!