Frequently Asked Questions
What are seamless gutters?
How do seamless gutters differ from sectional gutters?
Seamless gutters are usually made from aluminum, but they can be made from copper. They are made with a seamless gutter machine in our shop or onsite at your home or business. Each individual gutter is customized to fit your building.
With a conventional sectional gutter system, there are many sections of guttering all pieced together by snap-in-place connectors. Over time, these sections form leaks in the seams and can cause rot and water damage behind the gutter.
What are the advantages of seamless gutters?
- Greatly reduce the possibility of leaks
- Eliminates unsightly seams
- Baked on enamel finish never needs painting
- Formed in our shop or on the job for exact measurements
- Protects the beauty of your home or business
- Multiple colors to choose from
When is it necessary to replace gutters?
- If the exterior of your house has mold or peeling paint, it could be a sign that your gutters need fixing or replacing. Snow and ice can build up within the gutters, causing damage or leaks to the home. It is a myth that gutters cause ice buildup – instead, it is caused by the heat escaping too quickly from your home.
- Clogged downspouts and debris in gutters can cause them to pull away or sag from the home. They may not be pitched correctly, leaving standing water that attracts insects and mold.
- When it comes to keeping leaves out of your gutters, we have multiple solutions to prevent leaf buildup.
- Other signs that the gutters may not be working correctly are cracks in the foundation of the house or water in the basement. Clogged gutters can cause water buildup, forcing it to overflow and causing water buildup around the foundation.
- We can assist in the review of your specific issue.
Do gutters cause ice build-up?
- Ice that continually freezes in gutters can be a pain in the neck for homeowners. Once the ice has clogged the gutter or the drainpipe, thawing causes water to overflow the gutter, and subsequent freezing can lead to roof damage and dangerous ice patches on the ground.
- Understanding what causes ice build up is the first step in solving the problem.
- The main cause of ice build-up on the roof has to do with Poor Attic Insulation. Heat escaping through the roof of the house melts the bottom of the snow that is on the roof. The melted snow trickles down until it reaches the edge of the roof. When it reaches the gutter, it is no longer warmed by the heat from the house and it freezes into ice. This process can eventually build up large amounts of ice on and around the gutter.
- Other reasons for ice build-up are blocked drainpipes or improperly placed gutters.