Seamless gutters have become the standard for gutter systems over the years. They offer the ability to be water tight and not rely on sealant every seam to keep them from leaking. Since they have less seams they are also a much more resilient product that its predecessor. They are available in many different materials: copper, aluminum and galvanized steel―with many color options to suit your needs.
FREQUENTLY ASKED GUTTER SYSTEM QUESTIONS:
Generally overflow is due to a blockage of some sort in the gutter or downspout. If the gutters don’t have the proper slope on them they will also hold water and can overflow. Also if the gutters aren’t set properly underneath the drip edge the water can flow right over the top of the gutters missing them completely. This can be seen on sagging roofs and/or older homes without drip edge. Last but not least if there are not enough downspouts to disperse the amount of water in the gutter system then they can overflow then too.
Typically it is said that a gutter system needs a downspout every 40’ but it also depends on how much roof area you are draining. If it’s really big it could require more downspouts as well as maybe a bigger, diametrically, gutter system.
Gutters should be cleaned and checked at least twice a year.
The most common material used on gutters is aluminum. It comes in many different colors. Be sure and ask one of our representatives about the colors available.
Much older gutter systems were attached using a long spike and ferrule, which would pull out of the fascia board when the gutter was under a heavy ice/snow load. Most gutters now are attached using clips that hook in to the front bevel of the gutter and screwed through the back into the fascia board.
The best one we have for the money is what they call sureflo. It’s a simple aluminum guard that has many tiny holes across the surface that keeps most debris out even most pine needles.