Why Choose 7-inch Gutters for Your Home

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When it comes to maintaining your home, gutters are crucial in protecting your investment from water damage. If you’re a homeowner exploring options for new gutters, you may have noticed the variety of choices available. Among the most common dilemmas is deciding between 6-inch and 7-inch gutters. This seemingly small difference can significantly impact your home’s drainage system. So, are 6-inch or 7-inch gutters the best fit for your needs

At Commercial Residential Aluminum

We offer both 6-inch and 7-inch seamless gutters but highly recommend 7-inch seamless gutters for peak performance and protection. Thanks to their innovative, seamless design, our gutters are designed to withstand Florida’s heavy rainfall environment, manage complex roof designs, and ensure no leaks or overflow issues.

Reasons to Install 7-inch Gutters

  1. Handle Extended Roof Lines

    Tile, metal, and double barrel tile roofs often have extended rooflines that overhang the roof fascia. Therefore, larger gutters reach further past these roofing tiles to catch all the water, preventing any roof damage from water backup. For roofs that dramatically extend past the roof fascia, large gutters ensure proper water disposal.

  2. Shield Your Home from Water Damage

    Furthermore, 7-inch gutters are essential for protecting your home from water damage. They effectively direct rainwater away from your roof, walls, and foundation, preventing soil erosion and structural damage. By directing water away from your house, gutters preserve the integrity of your home’s exterior, minimize the risk of mold and mildew, and preserve your landscaping. Properly functioning gutters are a crucial component of a well-maintained home, ensuring longevity and stability.

  3. Larger Coverage for High-Speed Runoff

    Roofs with “slick” surfaces can cause water to run off at high speeds, often bypassing smaller gutters. Hence, larger gutters catch the water that would typically shoot past traditionally smaller gutters. Their larger size means they can extend further, containing and diverting more water away from the house, even during heavy rainfall. This ensures effective runoff control, protecting your home from potential water damage.

  4. Perfect for Multi-level Homes with Intricate Roofs

    For homes with complex roofing systems, multiple levels, or large square footage, 7-inch gutters are designed to collect and drain water effectively. Larger and more complex roofs generate higher volumes of water that need to be managed. Roofing systems covering buildings with extensive square footage are often more complicated than those for smaller homes. Therefore, multiple gutters must combine and pour water into individual gutters, creating a higher volume and a more pressing need for gutter capacity. Larger gutters are much better equipped to handle these combining water streams than smaller 5-inch or 6-inch gutters.

  5. Divert Heavy Rain and Safeguard Your Property

    Finally, Florida averages nearly 54 inches of rainfall yearly, making it the fifth rainiest state. Securing large 7-inch gutters is crucial to capturing the high volume of precipitation and directing it to appropriate downspouts. Proper rainwater diversion minimizes erosion, prevents rot and mold, and significantly reduces the risk of damage to your home. Installing larger seamless gutters can help manage heavy rainfall effectively, ensuring your home stays dry and safe.

Conclusion: Choose CRA 7-inch Seamless Gutters

When choosing gutters for your home, the 7-inch option offers superior performance and protection, especially in regions with heavy rainfall like Florida. At Commercial Residential Aluminum, our 7-inch seamless gutters are designed to provide maximum efficiency, ensuring your home remains safeguarded against water damage. Investing in larger gutters means investing in your home’s longevity and stability. So, make the smart choice and opt for the best protection available.

Call Commercial Residential Aluminum today at 855-CRA-CAGE to schedule a free quote, or complete our quick quote form online. You’ll be amazed at how affordable and fast we can install gutters on your home.

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