Do You Need To Have Gutters On A Metal Roof?
If your home has a metal roof, you may be wondering if you need to have gutters. While a metal roof is designed to be water-resistant, it does not mean that gutters should not be installed. Gutters can help protect your home from rain, sleet, and snowfall. Without gutters, your home’s foundation, siding, flowerbeds, and walkway can be at risk of damage. A well-maintained and properly installed gutter system can serve as a channel to move water away from your home to a proper drainage system.
Types Of Gutters For Metal Roofs
There are two main types of gutters that are suitable for metal roofs: half-round gutters and K-style gutters.
Half-round gutters are a traditional style and provide effective drainage for your home. One downside of the half-round style is that their open, shallow troughs are prone to clogging from debris such as leaves, sand, twigs, and pine needles. Special brackets must hold them in place, as they do not rest flush against the fascia boards.
K-style gutters are heavy-duty gutters fabricated from galvanized steel or aluminum, and they resemble the letter “K.” These gutters are pleasing to look at and can handle more water, making them a good choice for rainy seasons. More importantly, quality gutter installation contractors will use hidden hanger brackets to attach K-style gutters to the fascia boards, rather than spikes or straps.
Gutters play an important role in preventing damage to the exterior and interior of your home. However, not all gutters are created equal, and not all are suitable for every type of metal roof. Choosing the right one depends on many factors, including the type of roof installed on your home.
Our metal roofing products are impact resistance and also a Class A fire rating. At Metal Roof Company, we have experts with vast experience in installing gutter systems. If you are a homeowner looking for gutter installation, then you need to talk with our experts. Call us at (707)744-1721 and schedule a free in-home consultation in California.