Understanding Your Gutter System:
All gutters are troughs that collect precipitation running off a roof and channel it, with proper slopes, to downspouts that carry the rain water to the ground and away from your siding, windows, doors, and foundation. The most commonly used gutter - open gutters - should be regularly cleaned of leaves and debris in order to function properly. Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause rainwater to overflow, potentially causing substantial damage to your home, building, landscaping, and basement.
Covers for gutters, gutter guards, can be installed to aide in reducing the collection of leaves, acorns, and other yard debris which can cause clogs resulting in water overflow.
Please note some colors are available by special order only; select colors are guaranteed in stock and readily available. Call or come by our office to view sample aluminum colors offered in our "In Stock" inventory.
Colors shown are a screen representation only. There may be slight color variations on the actual gutters. Our team members carry coil swatches with them that are available to view at the time estimate is given.
Copper Seamless Gutters are now available by special order only and can be installed using 5, 6, & 7 inch systems.
Gutter and Downspout Size Comparison:
Another factor that is important for gutters is the size. Most homes have 5 inch k-style gutters with 2x3 inch rectangular downspouts. Often we help home and business owners alleviate problems with water drainage and clogging by installing larger gutters and downspouts. For example, a six inch gutter is going to stick out further away from your home or building and therefore catch more water racing off a steep roof, or handle more water without overflowing due to a large area of roof draining into a small section of gutter. Larger gutters and downspouts are more pronounced on a house, but they handle much more water and tend to clog less.
Gutter size is determined by measuring across the top of the gutter; Call today and speak with a staff member to help determine if upgrading to a larger size gutter system may be beneficial in protecting your home or business.
Fascia boards are the boards your gutters are attached to (ie- the wood behind your gutters). Rotting fascia boards can be a serious issue for homeowners. If your fascia begins to rot, it is possible your gutters will pull away and fall leading to a dangerous situation and possibly more damge to your property. If you are facing this problem, we can help. Our skilled full-service gutter team can remove your old fascia boards and replace them with new ones either on an "as needed basis" while we're replacing your gutters or as part of a full fascia replacement for all or part of your home or building. Routine gutter maintenance is essential in the prevention of fascia board rot.