Seamless Gutters And Gutter Protection

Moisture problems around your home or building and even your gutters can cause pest infestations and all sorts of structural damage. In fact, mosquitoes will breed in standing water most often found in gutters.

 

 

 

 

 

Seamless Gutter Installation

When it is time to put gutters on your home or business there are a few things to consider. Your price range will be reflective of the material thickness, size, shape and add-on features of the gutters. The value you receive from an experienced seamless gutter installation crew is unmatched. Gutters are commonly installed incorrectly and the results can cause major damage to your home. Most companies will not accept responsibility damage, so be sure to have it in writing that any damage, flooding, or gutter overload is the responsibility of the gutter contractor. Let Giuffre Contracting be your trusted local seamless gutter installers. Gutter Thickness is rated differently, depending on the material used. A thicker gutter system will be sturdier, more durable, and more expensive. Aluminum systems range from .019 to .032 inches in thickness. Seamless Gutter systems are most popular but require professional installers. In a seamless system, installers use a specifioc machine on-site to form the long stretches of  gutter that will run the length of the roof-line without a seam.  No seams means less places for gutters to leak and malfunction. Gutter Size is another factor to consider when choosing gutters.  A homeowner will have to choose from gutter size (the measurement of the top opening), downspout size (length and width or diameter), and overall thickness. The most common gutter sizes are 5 inches and 6 inches.  Downspouts are commonly 2 x 3 inches and 3 x 4 inches in size.

Considering Seamless Gutters Or Gutter Protection?

When determining the size of a home’s gutter system, a homeowner should consider the area’s rainfall density. This information can usually be found by asking a Giuffre Contracting representative. A home in area that receives a lot of rain or one that has a steep roof pitch should have a larger gutter system. Similarly, a home surrounded by tall trees will need a larger system to accommodate falling leaves without clogging.

Gutter And Downspout Specialists

Proper Pitch

Gutter installation should follow a few basic rules. Gutters must be pitched so water will flow to the downspouts. The rule of thumb for gutter angle is a vertical 1/2 inch for every 10 feet of horizontal run. If the run is more than 35 feet long, some specialists recommend installing the high point of the system in the middle and sloping the gutter downward in both directions to downspouts on both ends of the run. Water exiting the downspout must always be directed away from the foundation.

Gutter Add-ons

The gutter industry has seen an explosion in accessories that are being offered. Screens, barriers, and other devices used to keep foreign objects out of the gutter are being made by a large number of companies. When considering such accessories, homeowners will want to evaluate the types of debris that may land on or in their gutter. Homeowners will want to consider everything from the number of trees to the types of leaves. Gutters are most commonly clogged by leaves, pine needles, and helicopter seeds.