Gutters & Gutter Covers
the term "seamless gutters" mean? - It means, simply, that
our gutters are made on the jobsite using a special machine that
makes gutters out of flat coil stock. The only other option is to
purchase pre manufactured gutters that come in fixed lengths. The
fixed lengths never match the dimensions of the house which means
that joints, or seams, have to be made to allow the gutters to fit
the house. These joints are weak spots that can leak. Our gutters
are made to fit the dimensions of your house without "seams".
How are the gutters installed? - It depends on the
construction of your house. If you have a "fascia" board at the edge
of your roof (a fascia board is a vertical board nailed to the bottom
edge of your roof), we will use a special hanger that uses a special
screw to attach firmly to your roof edge. We do not use "spike
and ferrules" which are long aluminum nails that are driven
through the lip of the gutter. Spikes and ferrules loosen up over
time with the expansion and contraction of the gutters allowing the
gutters to fall off the house. If you do not have a fascia board,
we may have to use "roof hangers" which are supports that
extend up on top of the shingles.
Are gutters guaranteed? - We will guaranty that your gutters are
properly installed and leak free after installation. In our climate,
though, gutters can take a beating with the build up of ice in severe
winter weather. We cannot guaranty that gutters will not be damaged
by this ice build up. No gutter system is immune from this damage.
How important is it to slope the gutters toward the drain? - Several
decades ago, when gutters were usually made out of galvanized steel,
it was important to grade the gutters so there was no standing water
to create corrosion. Today, with aluminum gutters that do not corrode,
some standing water is not a problem. Many houses have irregular
roof edges and edges that are not level. We will adjust the slope
of the gutters to be as aesthetically pleasing as possible following
the existing edge of the roof whether it is level or not. This may
result in some standing water which is not a problem
Will you dispose of my old gutters? - Of course. The salvage value
of old aluminum is minimal.. If you would like to keep your old gutters
for salvage value, please do. Our disposal is included with the job.
How do I get an estimate for new gutters?
- Just contact us.
Thanks for your prompt service in the gutters,
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