Gutters & Downspouts

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Gutters and downspouts are a simple yet very important part of your roofing system.  Without properly directing water runoff away from your house, heavy rain can cause pooling, erosion, and foundation issues to your property.

What are gutters and downspouts made of?

Most gutters and downspouts are made of aluminum.  It’s a cheap, durable, and pliable material that never rusts.  However, there are other materials like copper or galvanized steel that work as well.

How often should I clean my gutters?

Gutters need to be cleaned regularly. We recommend cleaning twice a year, once in autumn once all leaves are off the trees and again in the spring. This is particularly true if they are near trees with falling leaves or other natural elements that can cause clogs.  Regular gutter cleaning will not only extend the lifespan of your roof and gutter system but can avoid more serious issues like pooling and stress that will be costly to repair. 

At Burns & Scalo, we offer gutter cleanings and roof inspections to ensure your home is free of debris and ready for another Pittsburgh season.  We can also recommend if your home a good candidate for gutter or snow guards.

When should I replace my gutters?

Gutter problems often lead to leaks inside the house as well as quickly leading to serious exterior damage – or worse foundation issues – if not properly addressed. 

It’s time to replace your gutters if there is an excessive amount of:

  • Cracks where water is seeping out
  • Rot
  • Signs of Mildew and Mold
  • Stress on the Seams

A repair might address one of these issues but an assessment from Burns & Scalo can report whether a full replacement is ultimately the recommended course of action.

Looking for a gutter replacement or a gutter cleaning?  Talk to one of our roofing specialists.

At Burns & Scalo, we offer gutter cleanings and a free roof inspection to ensure your home is free of debris and ready for another Pittsburgh season.

Burns & Scalo is fully insured with a dedicated safety department for our team members and 24/7 emergency service and Customer Service department for our homeowners. We service homes all over the Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania region.  We repair with all types of roofing materials including metal, shingle, tile, and slate.

 We are recognized nationwide as an industry leader and have installed millions of square feet of roofing since 1956.  Trust the Shingle Best Roof for your Home with Burns & Scalo.

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