Although the 5 Inch Gutter is the industry standard – several factors can determine whether your home requires a larger 6 Inch gutter. Gutter size refers to the width across the top of the gutter. In most cases a 5 Inch gutter will suffice in keeping rainwater away from your home – and in re-directing rainwater towards your perimeter drainage system – but in some cases you may need a 6 Inch gutter.
You may live in an area that experiences heavy rainfall most of the year – or one that experiences sudden and heavy torrential rainstorms. Another factor for implementing a 6 Inch gutter could very well be the design of the house. Over the past few years many newer houses have been built with multiple rooflines and multiple roof valleys. This can lead to heavy water flow across the gutter system – leading to gutters overflowing if a larger gutter system is not used. Simply put – the larger the roof area that has to be drained – the larger the gutter system that must be used.
Concerned about selecting a gutter size? Feel free to contact Dynamic Gutters & Exteriors Ltd. for your free and no-obligation quotation to have your gutters replaced. First, our trained estimators determine the estimated rainfalls for your neighbourhood. Then, we compare those rainfall measurements to the square footage and slope of your roof. This helps to determine the optimum size of gutter your home requires. We also take into account the weight of water that any given section of gutter will have to hold – which also helps us determine if your home requires standard hangar installation – or continuous hangar installation, such as the Alu-Rex screening system.