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Gutter Installation in Chicago

Aegis Construction Group provides full gutter replacements and repairs for all types of buildings, ranging from commercial and industrial buildings to residential properties. If you are looking for the best gutter installation in Chicago, then Aegis Construction Group can help.

We offer a variety of gutter options, ranging from aluminum, copper, steel and vinyl, which all have exceptional color-match options. At Aegis, we ensure that we use high-quality products and materials, which are more resistant to fading and discoloration.

 Our seamless gutter systems are completed on site and measured to the exact length of each eave, to ensure correct fitment to your home or business building. At Aegis, we understand the importance of water mitigation and how correct water mitigation enhances the longevity of your home or business. This is why Aegis will inspect and evaluate your premises, and brainstorm better methods to redirect water drainage, to prevent flooding and other water-related damage in your home or business building.

Why are Gutters Important?

Gutters are an integral part of any home or commercial building, and they play a vital role in diverting water away from your roof and foundations, preventing water damage, and draining water to an appropriate collection or disposal site. Uncontrolled water drainage from a roof on a building can result in water flowing and dripping into areas where it may cause damage, such as damaging walls or flowing into an area too close to the foundation, resulting in foundation damage. Incorrectly directed water can also result in roof damage and can cause indoor flooding which causes further destruction. Gutters also direct water to prevent draining water from dousing people that are standing below.

 It is particularly crucial to channel rainwater away from the exterior walls of a building, to prevent it from running down the exterior walls of the building. Water that runs down the exterior walls of a building can lead to the development of dampness, which is the perfect environment for the growth of mold and wet rot.

Gutters are especially important with flat roofs that are found in commercial and industrial buildings, as preventing the entrance of water into the commercial roofing materials is extremely important in order to avoid water damage to the layered commercial roof. In addition, draining water correctly from a flat roof avoids an accumulation of unnecessary weight that could put a strain on the roofing materials.

Materials for Gutters

Gutters can be made from a wide range of materials, each tailored to a specific type of building, and each with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. A wide variety of gutter materials are available, among them aluminum, copper, steel, and vinyl.

 Seamless gutters are an excellent water draining solution and come with a multitude of benefits. These types of gutters, as their name suggests, contain no seams or cuts that are usually found in traditional types of gutters. As such, these gutters don’t contain areas that need to be joined together, which is usually done through sealing or soldering.

 Seamless gutters are created in single pieces that are not sectioned – instead, they are created to size, which then doesn’t require them to be joined together upon installation. These gutters, therefore, have no seams or joints where leaves and other debris can collect and cause obstructions. Additionally, seamless gutters reduce the risk of leaks by having fewer joints. These kinds of gutters are also generally more durable and last a long time and require much less maintenance and cleaning.

Aluminum Gutters

 

Aluminum gutters are widely used and are a popular choice for a few very good reasons, as they come with a range of benefits.

 First and foremost, aluminum gutters are resistant to corrosion and rust, which is an important factor for water mitigation. Aluminum gutters are also long-lasting and durable, and don’t involve a large amount of maintenance.

 Aluminum is resistant to extreme temperatures, which is one of the main reasons for its durability. This means that aluminum gutters are not affected by thermal expansion or contraction, which can cause cracks and require repairs.

 Aluminum is also a lightweight material compared to others, and as such does not add too much extra weight to your existing roofing system. It is also a cost-effective option relative to other materials.

Copper Gutters

 

Copper gutters are extremely aesthetically pleasing due to their unique appearance. They are however a more expensive guttering option, although they have various advantages that can make them a good long-term investment.

 Copper gutters are very durable, lasting upwards of 50 years on average. They are resistant to corrosion, as well as moss, fungi and mold growth, which also makes them extremely easy to maintain. Copper gutters are also extremely durable owing to the fact that they too are resistant to thermal expansion, which means a lower likelihood of tears and leaks.

Finally, copper is eco-friendly and fully recyclable, which is a plus for those who are environmentally conscious

Steel Gutters

 

Steel gutters remain a popular choice for gutters, mainly due to their relatively lower price when compared with other materials, as well as their durability and simple installation and maintenance.

 Steel gutters tend to rust over time, which means that they need to be treated with special coatings prior to installation, which can raise their overall cost. However, due to its durability, steel does hold up well in various environments, with the correct protective coatings.

Vinyl Gutters

 

Vinyl gutters are quickly growing in popularity due to their cost-effectiveness and low maintenance. These types of gutters are also easy to install and hold up well against various weather conditions.

 Vinyl gutters vary greatly in their quality and styles, so when considering vinyl gutters it is important to be aware of this and to look for your preferences specifically, especially when it comes to thickness. A general rule is to avoid thin vinyl gutters, as these are susceptible to wear and tear and are not as durable.

 These types of gutters are also not suitable for extremely warm climates, as this may cause the vinyl to warp. Additionally, in areas with variable temperatures, the movement from hot to cold can make the vinyl brittle, which can lead to cracking. Vinyl gutters work best in environments with mild or moderate temperature variations.

 These gutters require a little more maintenance, as a buildup of debris can result in warping.

Aegis can help you with all your gutter needs

Aegis construction group offers a wide range of gutter materials, installations and repairs. We will inspect your property and offer the best solution for your needs and concerns. Contact us today for a free inspection on your property, so we can take care of all your water mitigation needs.

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