Older Buildings, wood gutter systems Serving the greater Boston area

Authentic Craftsmanship, Lasting Value

Most 19th century and older gutter and millwork installations lasted over 100 years. By understanding the methods of installation, wood species and the importance of air movement in all exterior wood installations, Classical Details has proven that longevity can be significantly increased. Our understanding of air movement results in a reduction of materials used and directly impacts the reduction of mold in buildings caused by retained moisture in wood and other materials. Older wood gutter systems enabled greater air movement, preventing mold and insuring a far greater lifespan for these systems.

We have learned from the craftsmen of our older American buildings – their work lasted, achieved dramatic visual beauty and allowed for generous movement of air resulting in durability, longevity and
reduced occurrence of mold.