Granted, rain gutters aren’t exactly glamorous, but they handle a critical task: routing the runoff from a very large surface—your roof—to proper drainage away from the house. By doing this, they keep your building high and dry, protecting exterior sheeting, windows, doors, and foundation from water damage.

For metal buildings that have a lot of roof-space, the issue of rain- and snow runoff is particularly important. Gutters and downspouts are an important part of any metal roofing installation, but are elements that are sometimes overlooked. For many people building a carport, metal garages, or other metal structure these items are some of the last items on a list of priorities — but they shouldn’t be.

Some people do not consider the importance of proper drainage from their roof until late in the construction of their building. Without proper drainage, erosion would ultimately damage the foundation and landscaping around the building.

Gutters and downspouts are not expensive, and they play a vital role in the roof doing its job. For any building, it’s important to remove the water that runs off the roof as quickly as possible.

While Elite Metal Structures DOES NOT offer gutters and downspouts for all of our metal buildings, your local gutter company can get them in the same colors as your building or trim!