Gutters have been around longer than you probably think. The first recorded use of a gutter-like structure was in 3000 B.C. Gutters were later used in homes during the Roman Empire, all the way to European churches in the Middle Ages. In the 1700s, cast iron replaced lead as the most common material for gutters (probably a good thing). After World War I, gutters began to be made out of plastics, too. Aluminum topped the list of most popular gutter material in the 1960s. Today, most gutters are made of aluminum, steel, copper or vinyl. Call the gutter experts at Foss WRX, LLC to install your brand-new gutters today.
Once you install new gutters, you need to maintain them in order to keep their lifespan long. Here are four common issue with gutters to look out for: