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Water will always follow the path of least resistance and quality gutters will save you thousands of dollars in home repairs by channeling water into non destructive paths. They prevent back splash which damages or soils siding, as well as eliminating washouts, erosion, ice patches from roof runoff and flooded basements.
Additionally, properly installed gutters enhance the curb appeal of your home. If you’ve ever watched HGTV, you know the advantage that gives you. A FREE ESTIMATE will help you determine how much investment you would need. Remember, there is never any obligation just for asking for information.
Gutters and downspout come in many colors, although it is important to note that a non-
Seamless gutters tend to be very reasonably priced because the price includes installation. It is actually more reasonable to have them professionally installed than to try to do it yourself because it is not cost effective for a company to drive to your location, measure and cut the gutters and simply leave them for the do it yourselfer.
Furthermore all you need is one stiff wind or awkward moment and you can damage the gutters in the installation process. If that kind of thing happens while we install your gutters (a rare event because of our experience), we manufacture another gutter on the spot at no additional cost to you.
Watch the FREE VIDEOS for more insights, but here are some clues.
Mold or peeling paint on your home’s exterior may be a sign that your gutters are leaking and may need replacing or fixing. Snow and ice can build within the gutter and on the roof and can cause leaks that damage your home.
Weight from clogs and debris can cause a gutter to pull away from a house or sag and this can cause water to leak behind the gutter which wreaks havoc. If they are not sloped properly they may not channel water into the downspouts.
Another indicator that your gutters aren’t doing their job is if your basement is damp or there are cracks in the foundation. Gutters can clog and force the water to overflow over the sides thus causing water to accumulate around your foundation.
These are the kinds of problems that we have the experience to spot and help resolve.
Most gutter installations are done in one day. We can generally give a very accurate estimate over the phone based on the total number of feet of gutters to be installed.
Even if work on soffits or fascia boards is required, most jobs are completed in one day. Please watch the FREE VIDEOS we have produced that will help you determine if there are other underlying problems that might have to be repaired.
Is water pooling and freezing in the winter? Do any of the gutters leak in heavy rains or form icicles in the winter? Leaks can cause mold, rot, water in the basement and any of a number of problems that should be repaired even if new gutters are installed, otherwise consequential damage could continue to get worse despite the repair of the gutter system itself.
Some of the things we look at are your soffits, fascia boards, etc. Again, the FREE VIDEOS will answer many of these questions and empower you to anticipate what you may be dealing with before your gutter contractor (hopefully us) shows up.
Also, by educating the consumer, those “pain in the butt” surprises can be minimized. We all hate “surprises” that end up costing us more money and we want to eliminate that kind of uncertainty as much as we can.
Sectional types are sold in pieces that measure from 10-
All sectional systems have end caps, corner pieces and drop outlets for connecting to downspouts. The downside of sectional gutter systems is that there is a potential for leaks at the seams that is aggravated by weather over time.
While they can be installed by the homeowner the drawbacks are considerable which is why they have declined in popularity. They may even impact the salability of your home because of their known limitations.
Seamless gutters are the most popular type today. Seamless gutters are usually made out of aluminum that has a baked-
We bring a special machine to the job site so that we can cut them to exact measurements that we take on the spot. These types of gutters cannot be installed by a handyman because the needed machinery is expensive and heavy. We always recommend a no obligation FREE ESTIMATE.
Seamless gutters are the most popular form of guttering for a reason. They eliminate seams which can leak and tend to discolor. There are numerous colors available and the baked on enamel finish does not peel and never needs painting.
Seamless gutters protect the beauty of your home and help minimize damage to your landscaping. Manufacturing them right on the job site provides a custom fit.
We use only the finest aluminum gutter material. It is called a .32 gauge which is the thickest gauge aluminum used in home guttering systems.
We do not install vinyl gutters for several reasons.
On average, continuous aluminum guttering has a 30 year product assurance from the manufacturers; however it should last many years longer.
Realistically however, any warranty is only as good as the company that installed it, so you might as well use a quality product from the get-
Vinyl gutters tend not to weather long term temperature fluctuations and in particular are prone to crack in cold weather. Also, vinyl gutters are sectional gutters which increase the likelihood that a leak may develop for the reasons cited above.
Gutter protection systems are “insurance” for your home. They are a proven solution to avoiding costly repairs caused by water that is not properly channeled because of blockage. You have to decide how much it is worth to you to avoid ladders and the ritual aggravation of cleaning your gutters. In fact if you have avoided doing this, you are inviting trouble.
Running water is lovely and soothing, so long as it’s not washing away your topsoil. But the Grand Canyon is a testament to the destructive power of concentrated running water. A properly installed gutter system can reduce, and actually eliminate the risk of damage caused by improper drainage.
Without properly installed and maintained gutters moisture can build-
There are other considerations too. Take back splash for example. This occurs when overflowing water falling from the eaves of the roof hits the ground with so much force that the back splash causes stains on your home.
Blowback is another issue. In this case, water that is not contained in the gutters is blown back against the siding and causes discoloration. Mold and mildew can also form. Repainting or replacement of the siding without solving the gutter problem will only allow problems to recur.
Washouts and erosion can become deep. Leaking from the roof eaves can damage plants or landscaping.
Flooded basements occur when pooled water finds its way into the foundation. One good rain storm can see hundreds of gallons of water running from a 1000 sq. foot roof. These problems are resolved by a properly functioning gutter system.
Clogged gutters impair water flow and can be worse than having no gutters at all. If you do not have the time or ability to clean your gutters and perform regular maintenance, then you will want the protection of gutter guards of some sort.
Gutter guards help prevent clogs from birds’ nests, debris, plant life and other pests from accumulating in your gutters. Take a look at the pictures on our HOME page of the debris inside the eaves of one long neglected property.
The truth is that in harsh environments, there is no gutter cover in the world that would be 100% maintenance free. The questions are why and how often is the maintenance done?
Overall, gutter covers will save you time and aggravation and they are immeasurably more convenient than climbing ladders and frequently cleaning the gutters yourself.
We use a high quality hidden hanger. They clip into the front lip of the gutter, and then snap onto the back. They are extremely rugged bar hangers. Under certain circumstances we may use a different hanger. We always use the hanger that is strongest and most appropriate as the situation may call for.
Generally, we can install gutter protection systems on existing aluminum seamless gutters. If your current gutter system is sectional or made out of vinyl, gutter protection cannot be installed.
Also, it is vital that your existing gutters are in excellent condition, meaning no sagging, bending or leaking; otherwise it is not practical to install the gutter protection system.
The primary reason that gutters overflow is because the gutter is clogged. It may not look it from the ground, but in the vast majority of cases, a properly designed gutter system only overflows because of blockage. It is important to check to make sure that gutters are not clogged before calling in for warranty issues.
Check the gutter itself, the downspout and the elbows. If you are unable to determine the reason for the overflow, we can come out and check it for you but no one can control the unpredictability of environmental issues.
If we come to your home and the gutter is clogged, we must charge a service fee for obvious reasons. Employees must be paid, gas is consumed and maintenance of equipment is all expensive.
Always remember, that like your automobile or your computer, gutters require routine maintenance to keep them functioning correctly.
If cleaning your gutter is not something you want to bother with, we recommend a gutter protection system as a practical alternative that will greatly minimize maintenance requirements.
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