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Yankee Gutters, also known as built-in, pool or integral gutters, are a drainage system used in many homes and public buildings dating all the way back to the 18th century. They are widely considered ornamental and classically beautiful for their simplistic appearance. Rather than the exposed metal gutter systems that are commonly employed with contemporary building projects, Yankee Gutters are incorporated into the cornice structure along the roof line and as a result, not easily visible from the outside.
What are Yankee Gutters?
Yankee Gutters can be utilized for any home. Most notably, however, they are often installed and used for historical homes to complement and round out that rustic, traditional look. Yet, with Yankee Gutters, you may find yourself tasked with maintaining your gutters more than you would like to, which is why Global Home Improvement offers several different Yankee Gutter replacement and repair options.
Maintaining Your Gutters
If one does not do their due diligence with maintenance, these drainage systems can ultimately cause a host of new problems for any homeowner. Continuous inspection of the metal liner is one of the best practices to prolong the lifespan of the gutters, as the metal helps to protect and preserve the wood box from mildew and moisture. However, this process can be exhaustive and in many instances the early warning signs are missed. As a result, these gutters can serve to be an expensive venture to retain and offer little value over a long-term period.
Yankee Gutter Replacement Options
Faced with overwhelming maintenance, you should take solace in the fact that there are other solutions and alternatives, such as replacing the system entirely with a new, cutting-edge product from Global Home Improvement. We offer a wide array of products and services that accommodate any gutter situation, including:
- Copper Lining Gutters – Ideal for copper, cedar, or slate roofs
- Stainless Steel Gutters – Great for Standing Seam scenarios
- EPDM Lining in Gutter Systems – Backed by a comprehensive 20-year warranty
- Rubber Roof Lining – Supported by a 10-year warranty
It is important to protect any house or building from wood rot and erosion, but Yankee Gutters simply may not be up to that task. It is imperative to update your gutter technology to ensure adequate drainage in the event of severe inclement weather events.