At Taylor-Made Roofing, we’re proud to offer both residential and commercial guttering services. As commercial properties tend to be larger than residences, it’s important to select strong and efficient gutters that can handle a larger capacity of rainwater. Failing to maintain your gutters or choosing the wrong type or size of gutter system could lead to leaks, water damage, and structural damage. Our experts can help install, repair, or maintain your commercial gutters.
Commercial Guttering Options
Commercial gutters are available in a variety of styles, sizes, and materials. Seamless gutters are recommended, as they’re less likely to leak when compared to traditional gutters. In addition, most property owners choose aluminum gutters, which are rust-proof, long-lasting, and can be shaped at the site.
Many commercial property owners choose to use box gutters, which are designed to be placed between parallel surfaces, such as the valley between parallel roofs or the junction of a roof and a parapet wall. Box gutters are typically rectangular in shape and may be lined with EPDM rubber, metal, asphalt, or roofing felt. Box gutters can be fabricated to meet any size and specification, and in some cases, they can be concealed behind a parapet or eaves or within a roof valley. Due to their wide openings, they have the capacity for a great amount of rainwater.
K-style gutters, which have flat bottoms, flat backs, and a decorative front, are also available. They resemble crown molding and are available in a variety of styles.
Finally, there are U-style gutters, also known as half-round gutters. They’re common on older properties and complement traditional architecture, but they don’t hold as much rainwater as box gutters or K-style gutters.
Your commercial property will need to follow local regulations and building codes regarding gutters, including gutter size, drainage location, and installation process. Our talented team will ensure that your commercial gutters follow all applicable laws and regulations.
Gutters must be kept free of debris to continue working properly. Schedule professional cleanings at least twice a year. If trees overhang your building or your area experiences frequent storms, you may need to clean your gutters more often. In addition, schedule regular inspections so that a professional can evaluate your gutters and check that they are functioning properly and free of damage.
Gutter maintenance is especially important for commercial properties because if your gutters collapse and injure someone, you could face a liability lawsuit. And if gutters are not working properly, resulting in water damage like mold or mildew, the indoor air quality will be reduced and could affect people (including your customers and employees) who suffer from allergies or asthma. Plus, damaged or ineffective gutters can affect your business’s reputation and exterior aesthetics. First impressions are important, and you want your customers to feel safe and welcomed when they visit your property.
Have you noticed mold or mildew around your property’s foundation? Are your gutters sagging or heavy with water? Have you spotted rust or leaks in your gutters? It may be time to replace your commercial guttering system.