Gutters?  To Be or Not To Be

Gutters? To Be or Not To Be


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Old 04-14-2016, 08:02 AM
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billethkid billethkid is offline
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If one has not lived here during a very rainy season or during a close encounter with the beater bands of a hurricane which can bring heavy amounts of rain for have not witnessed.....yet....what can happen to slab construction when inundated with an endless supply of water......both inside and outside the home.

Separately the volume of water that can be accumulated in the valleys and the subsequent "gusher" it generates can be destructive to the area where it hits.

Of all the so called "optional" additions residents will make to their homes, gutters are among the least expensive, longest lasting beneficial choices.
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:40 AM
leftyf leftyf is offline
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I am a firm believer that we do need gutters and I also feel that they should be 6" gutters, not the 5" ones commonly installed. The 6" upgrade cost is minimal and worth the money. I have seen the 5" gutters actually overflow in some of these "Florida Rains". Make sure you have enough downspouts and they are in the right places too.
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