Seamless K-Style Gutters
Our gutters are made of .032 gauge aluminum on either 5 or 6” sizes. All our gutters are being attached to the structure with a heavy duty hidden hangers and screws two feet apart from each other. The design on some of the houses doesn’t allow the gutters to be installed to the fascia board. In that instances we use strap hangers fastened with screws underneath the first layer of roofing shingles into the frame of the roof. We never use nails as a fasteners! They tend to loosen up in time causing gutter failure! We always check the pitch of the gutter being installed. It should slope towards the downspout leader pipe. There are a few ways to attach the downspout pipe into the building. Cleats are used for wood siding and “rack and key” fasteners for stone and masonry applications. Aluminum seamless gutters will not leak at the seams because there are none. They are joined at the inside and outside corners and/or downspout outlets. They never rust, even if downspouts get plugged and water collects. Aluminum seamless gutters are relatively inexpensive when compared to other types of gutters. In addition to aluminum we install galvanized and copper gutters!
Half Round Gutters
Some homeowners would like gutters that are more customized to suit their homes and are interested in something more stylish and visually appealing. An alternative to the standard aluminum k-style gutters is half-round gutters. Instead of being more square shaped, half round gutters are rounded, like a round pipe that is cut lengthwise. You still have the option of choosing different colors and half round gutters are available in different widths and usually installed in sections. Materials for half round gutters include aluminum, copper, and galvanized or zinc-coated metal.Half round gutters were widely used in Europe on historical homes. People with older homes choose half-round gutters because they suit the style and exterior of the home and because they are historically accurate in many instances. K-style gutters are more common in American homes where homes tend to be much newer. K-style gutters were designed to complement the exterior of more modern homes and were intended to resemble the crown molding that was common in these homes. Since then K-style gutters have become standard and most homes have them.
Gutter Division LLC agree that gutter guards do not provide foolproof protection against all the debris that can litter and clog gutters. You shouldn’t purchase gutter guards with the intention of never cleaning your downspouts again. They don’t make your gutters invincible or magically resistant to the debris of the seasons. That being said, gutter guards have been known to reduce the frequency of gutter cleanings. Installing a gutter guard properly should lessen the number of times you’ll have to clean your gutters. Based on our experience, there is nothing that prevents a gutter from ever needing to be cleaned. Placing foreign objects in the downspout or covering the gutters is not a viable solution. There are many varieties of gutter protection systems on the market, many options and some perform better than others. We have chosen Gutter Guard by Rain Trade Corp. to install on the homes we service.