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Gutter Systems & Supplies

We are a complete gutter system manufacturer. Gutters are placed on a building to protect it from rainwater. Guttering is part of a building’s water discharge system. It is designed as a trough that runs around the perimeter of a roof, collecting rainwater runoff from the roof. This water is channeled into downpipes which divert water away from a structure’s foundation. If you do not have gutters, or the gutters are removed, damaged or obstructed, that water can damage the wood on your roof fascia and erode the foundation of a building or its landscaping around the property below the roof line.

Gutter systems and supplies at thompson metal in Dallas Texas

Choosing a gutter size (the measurement of the top opening), downspout size (length and width or diameter), and gauge of metal depends on the area’s rainfall density and the pitch and material of the roof. The most common gutter sizes are 5 inches and 6 inches, although 7 inches is available as well. K-Style and Half-round gutters are most commonly used for residential applications while box gutters are more often used on commercial properties. Downspouts are commonly 2 x 3 inches, 3 x 4 inches and 4 x 5 inches in size or 3, 4, 5 or 6 inches in diameter.

A home or commercial property that sees a lot of rain or has a steep roof pitch should have a larger gutter system. Selecting the proper dimensions of gutter and downspouts keep rain water from eroding your foundation and landscaping as well as protect the roof and outside walls.