A. Rain gutters perform an important function of draining hundreds of gallons of water off the roof and away from the foundation of your house. Since gutters catch rain right off the roof they prevent the rain runoff from splashing against your windows and siding. In addition gutters help prevent water damage that sometimes seeps into your home, causing ceiling and wall damage. This run-off water can also damage landscaping, erode your lawn, and will eventually compromise your foundation.
A. Moisture, in all its physical forms, is commonly regarded as the single greatest threat to the durability and long-term performance of residential homes. Over time, excessive exposure to moisture can cause significant damage to many types of building components and materials, namely corrosion, insect habitation and wood rot. By controlling exposure to moisture, many other durability problems such as mold and indoor air quality, which can lead to unhealthy indoor living environments, can also be solved. There is wide agreement that successful management of moisture in its various forms is essential for houses to be safe, durable, and energy efficient. Foundation drainage is an important determinant of overall exposure to moisture. It is essential that rainwater and roof drainage be diverted away from the building perimeter to prevent leaks into basements or crawl spaces, or saturation of the ground around slab-on-grade construction.
A. Your gutters are produced in one continuous length, on the job, to any length needed to fit your home’s specifications.
A. Aluminum is one of the least expensive products available and does not rust. Aluminum gutters are manufactured on the job to the precise measurements of your home and are pre-finished in 26 colors. They have a 50-year warranty against chipping, cracking and peeling of the factory finish.
A. Aluminum is, by far, the most commonly used material for gutters. Inexpensive, relatively maintenance free (but it is recommended to clean all gutters once per year), lightweight and rust free. They are available in various colors. Although there are alternatives to aluminum (such as galvanized steel and copper), its low cost and fewer drawbacks make it the most popular choice. It is our experience that most homeowners choose seamless aluminum rain gutters, they offer the best value for your dollar and are available in many colors.
A. Gutters should be cleaned as often as needed. Most of our customers have their rain gutters cleaned three to four times per year. The frequency of cleaning depends on the surroundings of their homes.