Are gutters important?

YES!   Gutters serve a vital role in protecting your largest investment - your home.

A properly installed and functioning guttering system:

  1. Prevents potential fascia, soffit, and outside wall decay.
  2. Reduces the risk of water or moisture penetrating your foundation and entering your basement or crawl-space, as the water collected over the entire area of your roof is adequately managed and distributed away from the base of your home.
  3. Prevents excess drainage water from washing out underneath sidewalks, driveways, and landscaping.
  4. The pounding force of rainwater from a roof with no gutters or non-functioning gutters can damage landscaping, stain concrete, cause excessive wear and tear on siding, window casings, and garage doors.

Does the type and quality of materials used matter?

ABSOLUTELY!   There are many options in terms of material, but don't worry - we've done the research for you! We use only the highest quality materials and hardware. In fact, we use ONLY aluminum brackets and stainless steel screws. This means you'll receive a durable product that will NEVER rust. All available in 16 standard colors and an infinite number of custom colors to meet your needs!

Premium Materials and Hardware:

  • Thickest Aluminum Available: We use only .032" aluminum coil stock with a baked on enamel finish. What does this mean for you? You get the heaviest and most durable product available, that will never rust or require painting. A thinner grade of aluminum - .027" - can be found elsewhere at perhaps a slightly lower cost, but is a poor alternative when it comes to durability.
  • All Stainless Steel and Aluminum Hardware: We use the thickest and heaviest grade aluminum gutter brackets available, in addition to using stainless steel screws for both the installation of the gutter and downspouts. This will ensure your final product will never rust. Contractors commonly use zinc-coated steel screws to install gutters and downspouts - which will rust in a relatively short amount of time. This could ultimately cause unsightly staining to your gutters and potentially your home!
  • Rectangular Downspout Outlets: We use only rectangular downspout outlets as opposed to the much more common and smaller round outlets used by other contractors. The round outlets greatly limit the volume of water and size of debris that can pass through into your downspouts and ultimately get sent away from your home. This is a huge factor in terms of gutter performance. This is the "bottle-neck" that all the water (and debris) in your gutters has to get through during rains. Consequently, the round outlets are very easily clogged, often by small debris such as tree seedlings and other organic material. Frequently, the clogged outlets lead to overflowing gutters and potential damage to your home. The rectangular outlets, on the other hand, use the full volume of your downspout. They help to not only allow a greater volume of water during a heavy downpour, but also help organic debris pass through and simply do not clog as easy as the round outlets. The rectangular outlets are sized to match the downspouts being installed on your home and come in 2"x3", 3"x4", and 4"x5" for commerical/industrial applications.