There are always specific materials and styles to consider to ensure your home feature will be fully functional – your gutters, for example. Any residential or commercial roof repair contractor would say that there are gutter features that may not be compatible with a specific roof. Do you think a box gutter is the right one for your property?
Understanding Box Gutters
Box gutters were first introduced in the late 1800s and were popular until the early 1900s. At that time, only box and copper gutters were readily available as they were easily built for size and for handling the water runoff. It can be noted that these are often bigger and wider than the K-style gutters. They’re often used on some types of commercial properties. You can also find them in smaller sizes for residential properties, but they’re not as common as you’d think.
Compared to metal or vinyl systems, box gutters are made from a wood frame and covered by a thin sheet of metal. The sheet can be made from copper, stainless steel or galvanized steel making it more durable against storm damage. Unlike modern systems where gutter installation takes place separately from the home, box gutters are built into part of the roof overhang.
Should I Get Box Gutters for My Roof?
Box gutters tend to blend in with the home’s architecture, which is often more ideal on some homes and structures, unlike copper gutters. For residences though, you have to make sure your gutters don’t have an excessively large capacity, which could affect the eaves. Too much water captured into a gutter system can eventually pull down the fascia board on the eave if the gutters were ever to get clogged.
When it comes to exterior construction, The Badger Company can handle it all, including roofing, commercial siding, gutters, insulation and storm damage restoration. Schedule an appointment with us at (608) 413-3627, or get a free consultation here.