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Everything You Need to Know About Gutter Systems

Gutter systems are an important part of any home. If your gutters are wearing out, the best time to replace is when you have a new roof put on your home.
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Most homes in the Chicago area have rain gutter systems. They are designed to control the flow of rainwater by channeling it away from the home. Gutters are meant to protect the home’s fascia, foundation, roof, and siding from water damage. Moreover, they control landscape erosion and prevent basement flooding. They are very essential for any home.
 
Gutter systems come in two main shapes: the half round style and K-Style (an open rectangle).  Half round gutters have a curdled top surface edge. Half round gutters are often fitted with a peg support across the top. There is also a threaded rod that curves to the roof’s angle and is attached in place beneath the shingles. K-Style gutters have flat surfaces and are usually fixed into the fascia board. 
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A Good Gutter System Will Protect Your Home

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A gutter system is one of the essential items on a home, yet it is typically neglected. If your home doesn’t have functioning gutters, you run the risk of having exterior wall damage, eroding foundations, or flooding basements. Also, if your home has gutters that weren't properly installed or lack proper maintenance, roof leaks can easily occur, causing major structural problems that can cost you a lot of money.
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Everything You Want to Know About Gutter Systems in Chicago

Gutter systems are essential components of a home’s roofing structure and a lifetime investment in your home’s infrastructure. More and more gutter systems are installed every year across the nation. Yet, there is hardly any sufficient information available to guide or enlighten homeowners when buying, replacing or installing new gutter systems. This is why this article is written to be an accurate and reliable source for everything you’ve always wanted to know about gutters. As a result, you’ll be able to make good choices when selecting, buying, or replacing a gutter system.

Let’s face it, gutter installation or roofing in general is not something the average homeowner should deal with on their own - you will need a professional to help you.

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