Whether you’re planning for a new roof or a wood window replacement, choosing low-maintenance options can save you a lot of time and effort over the years. In this blog, Kroll Construction shares our top picks for low-maintenance exteriors.
Gutters require a lot of cleaning and maintenance because they’re exposed to high amounts of strain, especially during heavy downpours. Traditional gutters are made from 10-foot lengths of pre-shaped troughs, which means you’re bound to find joints. These parts require regular inspections, as the sealant gets worn out over a short time. Seamless gutters, on the other hand, feature troughs made from a single length, shaped on-site. With zero joints in the middle, combined with reinforced end joints, and low-maintenance materials like aluminum, seamless gutters are easy to keep in shape. It also saves you the cost of buying sealants and paint every few months or so.
Gutter Protection Systems
Gutter protection systems, also known as gutter guards, are lengths of material that filter or shed solid matter from the gutters. There are various designs on the market, but we at Kroll Construction choose to offer GutterGlove. The mesh design effectively filters even the smallest particles, including loose granules from the roof. Well-designed gutter protection systems eliminate the need to clean the gutters.
Replacement Windows With Vinyl Frames
If you’re looking for wood window replacement options that require little maintenance, look for replacement windows with vinyl frames. One of the greatest benefits of vinyl is that dirt doesn’t stick to it. In fact, when equipped with glass with anti-water spotting coatings, all you need to keep your windows clean is a garden hose and a clean cloth. Vinyl windows also come with molded-in colors, which eliminates the need to buy paint for as long as it’s installed on your home.
As with vinyl replacement windows, vinyl window frames only need water to keep clean. Stubborn stains can be removed using water mixed with dish soap and a soft brush. Vinyl siding is available in a variety of styles and textures, including realistic wood textures and shapes that mimic shakes and shingles. We offer vinyl windows and siding from Alside.
Kroll Construction is your leading provider of wood window replacement options and other low-maintenance exterior replacements. Give us a call at (844) 688-9632 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Detroit, MI, and surrounding areas in Michigan.