When you’re looking for gutter and roof replacement options, you’re looking for the best materials and options to fit your home’s system. While there are some materials that perform exceptionally well, they might not be a great fit for your home, or residential applications as a whole. One prime example of this situation are box gutters. In this post, the top gutter and roof replacement contractor, Expert Contracting, shares a primer on box gutters.
How Do Box Gutters Work?
Box gutters were first introduced in the late 1800s. They are commonly used for commercial applications since they’re wider and deeper than K-style gutters. However, they can be found in scaled-down sizes for residential applications.
When compared to other systems that are commonly made out of metal or vinyl, box gutters come in a wood frame covered by a thin metal layer. The metal sheet layer can be made from galvanized steel, stainless steel or copper. Gutter and roofing companies state that box gutters are installed directly onto the roof overhang.
Can You Install Box Gutters?
There are certain home types that can accommodate box gutters. Remember that box gutters tend to camouflage themselves with your home’s architecture, which is ideal for some homes, making it a better choice over copper gutters. However, if you’re planning to use it for your home, make sure that your gutters don’t have a large capacity on the eaves. This is because too much water caught by the gutters can tear down your fascia board on the eaves if the gutters become clogged.
As one of the best roof repair experts in the area, Expert Contracting is one of the most trusted names in the area! Call us today at (716) 572-7303 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form. We serve customers in West Seneca, Hamburg, Williamsville and the surrounding NY areas.