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Metal Roofing Contractor in Connecticut Examines Whether Hiding Downspouts Is Worth the Effort

March 21, 2023
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Slavin Home Improvements, a roofing contractor based in Manchester, CT, has recently published an article on their site that examines whether the usual practice of hiding downspouts in designing a home is really worth all the effort. While downspouts typically don’t provide any aesthetic value for the home, hiding them can be too costly for certain homes, especially if the homeowner is aiming for a particular rustic look.

Zak Slavin, owner and founder of Slavin Home Improvements, says, “Downspouts can stick out like sore thumbs and can make your property's appearance cluttered. However, for rustic and classic residential looks, downspouts don't need hiding. Exposed downspouts can have the same colors as your trim and siding to contribute aesthetically to the residence's overall aesthetic.”

Gutters and downspouts are vital for directing the rainwater to where it should go. The water should be directed away from the yard and gardens and sent directly to the rainwater systems or sewer lines. The problem with gutters and downspouts is that over time, gutters tend to bend and sag while downspouts may bend and angle away, resulting in the water getting to the yard and garden, causing damage. These will need to be repaired and this is where exposed downspouts tend to have an advantage. Downspouts that are not hidden away from view can easily be inspected and checked if there are any developing issues.

They offer a number of tips for homes with exposed gutters and downspouts, particularly with regard to the challenge of customizing the color of the gutters. First, it is advisable to match the color of the gutters and downspouts with the siding to ensure they fade into the background. Second, it is also a good idea to match the gutters and downspouts to the trim. This will allow them to blend in and look like they are a natural part of the exterior design. Third, it would also be a great idea to match the gutters and downspouts to the roof. This will effectively hide the gutters from view but using the same color for the downspouts may appear to be a bit off. Fourth, the homeowner may choose copper and aged bronze gutters to provide an interesting aesthetic look that can boost the home’s curb appeal. A number of architectural styles may benefit the most from this style.

Slavin Home Improvements can be depended on to offer a suitable gutter and downspout system for the home. They take pride in their capability to provide a seamless gutter installation in Connecticut, particularly in Manchester and Glastonbury.

Meanwhile, they would like to point out the latest Slavin Home Improvements customer review, where the customer gave them a five-star rating. Anna N. said, “I hired Slavin to clean my gutters and install gutter guards. They did an excellent job with this. They also were able to point out which other aspects of my roof needed repair and were able to get that done as well. As a first-time homeowner, I appreciated how knowledgeable they were. They were always courteous and prompt with responding. I will definitely be hiring them every year now for my gutters and overall roof inspection. Highly recommend.”

Established in 2011, Slavin Home Improvements has grown into a full-service roofing contractor capable of handling all kinds of roofing, gutter, and siding repair or installations. They are fully insured and licensed to provide roofing services in the state of Connecticut. Zak Slavin, founder and owner, wants to stress that it has been their hard work, integrity, and honesty that are the key reasons for their reputation as a reliable roofing service provider. They always strive to provide the best possible service because their guiding philosophy is that they will always consider each home they go to as if it was their own.

Those who are looking for a provider of metal roofing in Connecticut can check out the Slavin Home Improvements website or contact them by phone or via email. They are open from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, from Monday to Friday.

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Slavin Home Improvement is a locally owned and we service all of Manchester to ensure that homeowners enjoy beautiful and healthy roofs, gutters, and siding.

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Zak Slavin
540 Center Street
CT (Connecticut)

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