When and Why Should I Use Commercial Gutters?
Do you think you need commercial gutters but are uncertain about this choice? We are going to explain to you everything you need to know about this type of gutter so that you can feel confident in the final product that you pick out.
At Storm Master Gutters, we have many years worth of experience in gutter installation. If you have any further questions after reading this short article, be sure to contact us. We would love to help you find the perfect set of gutters for keeping your business dry.
When to Use Commercial Gutters
You need to use commercial gutters more often in business-related buildings. Think about the last time you went grocery shopping. The building was likely flat on top- very different from the slopes on people’s houses.
If you are replacing or getting new gutters for your business, then you will need to get this type of rain gutter. Residential gutters do not work well with flat buildings- the water runoff would collect much faster and overflow the system quickly.
There are 2 main styles of gutters that you can expect to use on your business. They are the following:
The design and sizing of this style make overflow much easier to avoid. Box gutters were created for businesses and we can customize them on-site to your building. That way, you can be sure that you are getting the best match possible for keeping your business dry.
Typically, you would go with box gutters on large roofing. They work well at dealing with a lot of water, making them effective in areas with heavier rainfall as well.
Commercial gutters are also larger than residential ones- we offer them in 6, 7, or 8-inch variants. If you try to use residential-sized gutters on your business, you can be sure that they will overflow and cause you many problems in the future. It is best to get the right size the first time around, to save you money.
K Style Gutters
Our K-style gutters are seamless, which means that they are at much less of a risk of leaking. They are also sturdy, will last you many years, and able to transport large amounts of water away from your business.
These commercial gutters also come in the 6, 7, and 8-inch sizes- making them great for moving the large amounts of water and debris that can collect on your business.
Now you know when to use commercial gutters- when your building has a large, flat roof. If your business happens to have a slanted roof (which is not common) you can contact us for further options.
Why You Should Use Commercial Gutters
Metal rain gutters are necessary for moving water away from your business. Otherwise, the paint on your building could peel, or it might put the structural integrity of the building at risk when the water starts to cause damage.
The main reason that you need to use commercial gutters, is that the flat roofing typically found on commercial buildings collects much more water than the slanted tops on residential homes. Commercial gutters are larger and designed to carry much more water than residential gutter, which would overflow.
You should use this type of gutter for almost every kind of commercial property. Here are a few other reasons why you should use commercial gutters.
It Might be Illegal Not to
In certain areas, you might be required to put certain kinds of gutters on your business. If you do not match the standards given to you, you could find yourself in legal trouble. Many places will not allow residential gutters to be used in a business.
They are Installed a Certain Way
The way that these types of gutters are installed also matters. They are designed to fit onto a flat-topped building, whereas residential gutters fit underneath slopes.
Commercial gutters are slightly harder to install, due to their larger size. It would be wise to have a professional take care of the installation because of this. Storm Master Gutters has a lot of experience in setting up this type of gutter, so you can be sure that your business receives the quality final product that it deserves.
Residential Gutters Will Cause Damages
Finally, the most important reason behind why you should choose commercial gutters, is that the other gutter systems will cause damages. More water will collect on your business than will on a home- meaning that you do need to use a larger set of gutters.
Water can cause a lot of damage over time. It can cause materials in the structure of your building to rot, seep into your basement, and damage the foundation of your business. Installing the proper gutters now will save you a lot of repair expenses later on.
On top of that, leaky gutters can cause water to enter your commercial property! No visitors will want to be in a building that has water dripping from the ceiling, so be sure that you do with the right size of gutters to avoid that happening to you.
So when and why should you use commercial gutters? If you have a building with a flat roof, then commercial gutters are probably right for you. Any business can benefit from installing them- they keep your building dry, prevent water damage and leaking, and keep water away from your foundation.
Of course, there are plenty of other reasons why you might need commercial gutters. One of the main ones being that it might be required by building laws in your area. If you want to keep your business open and up to code, then commercial gutters are the way to go.
Storm Master Gutters has plenty of options to offer you. Our gutters are completely customizable, meaning that you can easily find exactly what you are looking for with us. We have plenty of colors available for our commercial gutters too, so they will match the aesthetic of your building perfectly.