Whenever picking items for your residential roofing system, it is highly critical to ensure that you’re getting the right materials for it. There are particular features that may not be compatible with your roof, especially certain gutters like box gutters.
Box Gutters and How They Work
Box gutters were first introduced in the late 1800s and were popular until the early 1900s. At the time, only box and copper gutters were readily available as they’re easily built for size and can handle water runoff. These are often bigger and wider than the K-style gutters. You can also find them in smaller sizes for residential properties, but they’re not as common as you’d think.
Unlike other systems that are made from metal or vinyl, box gutters are made from a wood frame and covered by a thin sheet of metal. The sheet can be made from copper, stainless steel or galvanized steel. Compared to modern systems where gutter installation takes place separately from the home, box gutters are built into the roof overhang.
Should I Get Box Gutters for My Roof?
You might be thinking of choosing box gutters if you’re planning to renovate your old home. Box gutters tend to blend in with the home’s architecture, which is often more ideal on some homes and structures than copper gutters. However, for residences, you want to make sure your gutters don’t have an excessively large capacity. Too much water in a gutter system can actually pull down the fascia board on the eave if the gutters get clogged.
Since 2004, Northeast Gutters and Remodeling has worked with thousands of residential and commercial clients for interior and exterior upgrades. From roofing and gutters to siding installation and painting, we can handle your next project. Give us a call at (860) 899-7878, or contact us here.
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