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Gutters and Downspouts


Gutters - Your Rain Guidance System

Proper selection and installation of your house's gutters protects both your home and property, channeling rain water for the benefit of your landscape or away into your area's drainage system. 

Important Installation Considerations

Gutters are not always "top-of-mind" when adding a new roof or updating your home's exterior, but considering these items will be of benefit both structurally and aesthetically for the long-term value of your home.

  • Choose a size that accommodates the amount of rain that your area receives

  • Choose a color and style that complements your home's exterior

  • Choose a seamless style gutter or one with a limited number of seams

  • Space the gutter hangers properly to avoid sagging and water overflow

  • Ensure that the hangers are securely attached to undamaged or deteriorating fascia

  • Place gutters beneath the roof-line and positioned to properly catch rain

  • Ensure proper pitch, gutters should have a drop of approximately one-quarter inch per 10 feet, slanting toward the downspout

  • Vinyl and aluminium gutters are cost effective and perform well, as do the slightly more expensive stainless steel alternative

  • Ensure the that your soffits and intake ventilation are in good condition before gutter installation

  • Ensure that the downspouts direct the rain water correctly as improper drainage creates havoc with your landscape and can cause interior flooding of your home

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