What Are The Best Gutters For Heavy Rain?Mar 21, 2022
Heavy rainfall for extended periods of time can quickly cause water damage to a home if it’s not properly prepared. Gutters are the home’s best defense in mitigating water and preventing rot, mold, and other damages associated with moisture build-up.
The main intention of gutter systems is to catch rainfall as it flows down the roof of the house and transport that water to a specific place. Many gutter systems are designed to move water as far away from the foundation as possible.
In areas that receive heavy rainfall, it’s imperative to have a suitable gutter system to handle excess amounts of water.
Let’s talk about the best gutters for heavy rain!
Wider Gutters Mitigate Water More Effectively
While most gutter manufacturers and home exterior remodelers utilize 5” wide gutters, Clemens Home Solutions takes it to the next level. We only offer Indiana residents the option of 6” gutters for a reason: more is always better. 6” gutters are vastly superior when it comes to water mitigation. It may not sound like much, but 6” gutters can contain up to 40% more water than standard-sized 5” gutters.
Steep roofs are common in places that receive large amounts of snowfall, such as Indiana. These steep roofs allow water to move faster down towards the gutter systems which can quickly lead to overflow. Even in light rain, 5” gutters can quickly become overwhelmed.
Not to mention, 6” gutters are fitted with larger downspouts which greatly reduces the risk of clogging while allowing heavy rainfall to quickly make its way to the drainage point.
Quality Goes A Long Way – Especially When It Comes To Gutters!
Here at Clemens Home Solutions, we focus our efforts on locating and sourcing the highest quality materials when it comes to all of our remodeling projects. Gutters are no exception! We choose to utilize seamless gutters to reduce the number of weak points while eliminating all gaps for water to seep through.
Additionally, we use 20% thicker aluminum to lower the chance of sagging, bending, or dents. While most exterior remodeling companies use .027 gauge aluminum, we only use .032 gauge aluminum for extra rigidity.
Areas that receive a heavy amount of rain are especially prone to rust and corrosion, making quality gutters even more of a requirement. The last thing you want after an expensive gutter installation is to have those gutters rust away in just a few years.
The Style Of Gutter Matters
When it comes to gutter styles, K-style gutters are undoubtedly the most effective for environments with heavy rain. They can hold exceptionally more water than half-round gutters, especially when they are 6” wide! K-style gutters are a great way to add a little character to your home while inadvertently protecting your home from water damage.
Next to K-style gutters, the next most effective gutters are custom-built fascia gutters. This style of gutter can be as wide or as thin as you’d like or need. While they are more expensive than K-style gutters, custom-built fascia gutters are exceptionally durable and have a very long lifespan.
Gutter Guards – Your Home’s Best Friend!
If you are looking for a little extra protection for your new gutter system, gutter guards are a phenomenal resource to take advantage of. Here at Clemens Home Solutions, we only trust LeafX® gutter guards for our loyal customers. LeafX® gutter guards prevent all debris, small and large, from ever entering your gutters in the first place.
This means less time cleaning out clogged gutters, less overflow, and less chance of water-related damages from poor mitigation. LeafX® gutter guards can be installed over your existing gutters or in tandem with a new gutter installation.
Heavy rain usually brings many forms of debris with it that can slide down your roof with the water into your gutter system. It doesn’t take long for gutters to become clogged and therefore useless. Gutter guards are a great preventative measure that can save you countless headaches and hard-earned dollars in the future to come.
Heavy Rain Giving You A Heavy Heart? Reach Out To The Experts!
Dealing with an extreme amount of rainfall can be quite stressful, especially if you can not rely on your home’s gutters to do their job. If you have tried all of the recommended steps above and still cannot strategically mitigate excess water away from your home, give us a call!
Our experienced, friendly, and helpful staff is readily available to help conquer your gutter troubles. Or, if you are ready to schedule your gutter installation, we can help with that too!
Give us a call at (765) 358-7535 to get started today!