Gutter and roof replacement aren’t exactly exciting but what many homeowners don’t realize is that you can take advantage of accessories to not just improve function but boost the appearance of this exterior component, starting with gutter leader heads.
What Are They?
Also known as conductor heads, leader heads are funnel-shaped components of gutter systems, connecting troughs and downspouts. Because of the way they are designed, they facilitate the transfer of rainwater into downspouts, helping prevent overflows. Gutter leader heads are also open on top, allowing air into downspouts and speeding up the flow of rainwater down. Depending on how they are constructed, they may also receive rainwater from more than one downspout.
Added Benefit of Gutter Leader Heads
Aside from being functional, gutter leader heads can also be treated as aesthetic components, boosting the overall appearance of a home’s exterior. This is because they can be designed by your gutter and roofing contractor to be intricate, allowing homeowners to introduce a decorative element while ensuring their home stays functional as expected. Gutter leader heads can be made with various materials, like copper, aluminum and galvanized steel, ensuring yours matches your home’s overall design perfectly.
Should You Get One?
Gutter leader heads are best for areas that see a lot of rain, but any home can benefit from one, given they help ensure rainwater drains away from your property properly. Whether or not you should get one will mainly depend on your needs and preferences. To help you decide, don’t hesitate to ask your gutter contractor for recommendations.
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