Are you looking to give your home a final finishing touch?
- Embossing the gutter gives it added strength
- Makes your home unique
- Adds value and character to your home
- Gives your home a beautiful exterior crown molding
How we install our gutters:
Our seamless aluminum gutters are formed on site. We use .027 thickness for the standard, residential size (5" gutter) and .032 thickness for the larger, commercial size (6" gutter). (you could use the picture we sent you of our guys rolling a gutter out of our machine here if it fits).
We measure each gutter run on the house. Then, we roll out the exact size to fit that section.
The ends of the gutter have end caps installed and then are caulked with a high quality gutter sealant.
Any corners have custom miters to assure you the cleanest look, the least amount of seams, and the best chance of no leaky corners (the most common gutter issue people have).
We then hook in our hidden stealth hangers and space those every 24" to ensure the gutter will be strong.
We install the gutters using 1 1/2" ceramic coated screws. We find that the ceramic coated screws are important to make sure your screws do not rust and snap, which can cause your gutter to fall off.
Our gutters are always installed up under the drip edge to stop any water from falling behind the gutter. A common mistake companies make is to install gutters on top or below the drip edge which causes a lot of leaks and issues.
The pitch of the gutter is determined using a level. A typical slope would be an 1/8" drop per 10'. You need enough slope to make sure that the water goes into the downspout without leaving standing water, but not too much slope where the gutter is not aesthetically pleasing. Each house is different and many factors go into pitching the gutters appropriately.
The downspouts are installed to the house using our custom made downspout straps. We make those using the .027 gutter coil so that they are thicker and more durable than the thinner, pre-made downspout straps. We do this so that the downspout can stay more secure to the house and will not blow off or vibrate.
When securing the downspouts with the straps and the elbows we use 1/2" stainless steel zip screws to avoid rust spots all down your downspout.
Ask any seasoned home inspector and they will tell you the most important thing on the outside of your home is to get water away from your house. You can save yourself 10s of thousands of dollars in repairs with a properly installed gutter system. Not having gutters or having improperly installed eavetroughs can lead to very costly repairs such as cracked foundation, leaky basements, rotten fascia boards, cracked driveways or sidewalks, ruined landscaping, and much more! Most people are surprised to hear that on average a 2,500 sq. ft house can cost less than $900 for all new gutters and downspouts.
or call today for your free estimate, you won't regret it!