Box gutters can often be found on older, historical homes in Columbus, as well as other structures built in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
These time-tested rain collection systems differ from modern, pre-formed aluminum gutters in that they are part of the roof structure, rather than hanging at the edge of the roofline. Concealing box gutters add to the historical integrity of cornice details or architectural moldings of a building. Their wide width generally makes them less susceptible to clogging and overflowing like smaller gutter systems.
Building a box gutter
Most box gutters consist of wood framing. A thin sheet metal lining made out of galvanized steel lines the gutter. Other linings include stainless steel, copper or another metal that will not easily corrode. An experienced carpenter builds the box into the roof overhang or into the bottom of the roof. Then sheet metal lines the box gutter. The metal creates a trough for water to flow into the downspout. A box gutter must be designed so that water flows smoothly to the outlet hole without pooling.
Box Gutters Require Extra Care
All wood used to build a box gutter must be in good condition and securely fastened. As with all gutter systems, it’s important to keep box gutters free of debris. As well as preventing standing water which can lead to corrosion and leaks. Box gutter repair in Columbus, OH, often requires replacement of rotten wood and re-lining with sheet metal or a PVC liner.
If you need box gutters in Columbus, OH, Muth & Company Roofing can help. Call (614) 682-3060 and let our experienced crew take care of your box guttering needs.
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