Calculating the Right Gutter Size

It’s important to make sure your gutters are large enough to handle the rainfall. If your gutters are too small, rainwater could overflow and damage your exterior or even back up and damage your interior. In most cases, standard five-inch K-style or 6-inch half-round gutters should be large enough to divert water to the drains. 


Questions to Ask Before Buying New Gutters

There’s much more to gutter systems than what you see while standing on the ground. If you are in the market for a replacement, you have to consider not only the price, but also the material, style and maintenance requirements. For you to make an informed decision, you need to ask questions, including the following:

4 Gutter Installation Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Your gutters help protect your home from serious damage by directing rainwater away–but not when they’re already old and failing. Now is the best time to invest in gutter installation, a complicated project that will require careful planning. To ensure a smoother process, make sure to avoid some common mistakes. Thompson Roofing and Construction, your premier gutter and roofing contractor, lists some of them here. (more…)

Common Downspout Problems You Need to Address ASAP

Your gutters and downspouts direct water away from your home, protecting it from water damage. Issues with these components can result in a long list of problems, including roofing issues, weakened foundation and damaged exterior. 

Why Is Gutter Cleaning Important?

There is a common misconception that gutter systems are just an option and not a priority in terms of new roof construction and maintenance. Unfortunately, this misconception can cause damage to your home.