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The H&F Preferred Guttering System

Gutters are designed to move the water from your roof away from your house and foundation.  Many factors play into which guttering setup will be right for your house, and H&F Exteriors is happy to help point you in the right direction.

 5 inch vs. 6 inch: For residential guttering, the primary decision that needs to be made is whether 5 inch gutters are adequate for your needs, or if 6 inch gutters would better serve you.  Most residential houses were built with 5 inch gutters, but many homeowners experience frustration with their 5 inch gutters overflowing during heavy rainfall.  Sometimes larger gutters are the answer, sometimes other solutions such as diverter plates or additional downspouts will help.  We can help advise you to make the right choice.

Gutter Protection: Don’t you just love cleaning out your gutters 2-3 times per year?  No?  No one does!  If you have large trees over your house, gutter protection is almost a no-brainer.  Choosing the right protection for your gutters, however, can be difficult – there are many different products that vary in cost, efficiency, and ease of use.  H&F Exteriors has the resources to determine which product would best meet your protection needs.  Eliminate another item from your yearly to-do list and add on gutter protection to your restoration or remodeling project!

Downspout Extensions: Water seepage in a basement is an absolute nightmare and almost never covered by insurance. Seepage is caused by hydro-static water pressure that builds up around the foundation of your house and eventually the water finds its way through your basement walls.  The best way to avoid this is to get the water away from your foundation.

An efficient water shedding system will shed all the water that hits your roof into your gutters and then out through the downspouts.  All the water from your entire roof pools in those 4 to 6 places by your foundation. H&F can help prevent this with downspout extensions that move the water away from your foundation a safe distance.