Commercial Gutters FAQ’s
What size are commercial gutters?
Commercial Gutter Size
Gutters can be manufactured in a variety of sizes, but commonly come in five-inch and six-inch widths. The five-inch size is most frequently used in residential applications. Commercial buildings are normally larger, with a larger roof area.
Are wider gutters better?
In this case, bigger is better. Large rain gutters can handle almost double the amount of water and the oversized downspout that comes with it also has more capacity for debris. This translates to better protection from water damage and probably means less upkeep as well because your gutters won’t clog so easily.
What is standard gutter size?
5 inches and 6 inches
The most common gutter sizes are 5 inches and 6 inches, although 4 inches is available as well. Downspouts are commonly 2 x 3 inches and 3 x 4 inches in size or 3 or 4 inches in diameter. When determining the size of a home’s gutter system, a homeowner should consider the area’s rainfall density.
Should I replace roof or gutters first?
While it is usually best to have a new gutter system installed after your roof, sometimes this is not possible. If your gutters are damaged or ineffective, you may have no other choice but to have them installed before your new roofing system.
How often should you replace gutters?
Gutters typically need replaced about every 20 years but can last longer with proper care. Most gutter systems, including galvanized steel and aluminum gutters, have an expected lifespan of 20 years. Copper gutters can last twice that long, with a serviceable life of 50 years or more.