When should I get my gutters cleaned?
Many experts recommend cleaning your gutters at least twice a year-once in the late spring and once in the late summer/early fall. But there are a few factors that might make you reconsider. If you have pine trees growing close to your home, consider inspecting your gutters every three months.
Why do gutters need cleaning?
A debris clogged gutter can cause a leaky roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home. Gutters are an integral piece of your home’s well being. They serve to control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, walls, foundation and landscape.
How long does it take to replace gutters?
How long will it take to install new gutters? Normal turn around time for installation is about two weeks. The installation itself usually takes about one day for an average sized home. Repairs are usually done within the week.
What is the life expectancy of a gutter system?
While the lifespan of home gutters varies depending on weather conditions, proper routine maintenance and other factors, whether your gutters are made from aluminum, steel, copper etc. The average life of aluminum is 20 years, 50+ years for steel, copper and zinc.
Do you need to replace fascia and soffit to install gutters?
When Precision Gutters Ltd come out and inspect your gutters we look for signs of rotted wood and damage. Fascia boards (wood behind your gutters) usually rots due to the lack of the gutters being cleaned and the water overflowing over the back of the gutter. So, cleaning your gutters regularly will save you a lot of money!
What is the purpose of having gutters?
Gutters and downpipes prevent water that falls on the roof from dripping down the sides of the house and collecting near the foundation. They also prevent water from sheeting off the roof and falling directly onto people in entrances, driveways and walkways.
Do I need to be home while my gutters are cleaned?
No one needs to be home for us to do our job. We do a great job and our technicians pay attention to detail. If you are not at home, we can leave a door hanger!
Do leaf screens or covers work?
In many situations gutter screens or covers are a great idea. Although debris can sit on top or stick in the cover, this is okay since the entire gutter system still works. If there wasn’t any cover, the debris would clog the outlet in the gutter and prevent the gutter from working at all. We recommend that gutters with leaf screens be checked every two years and flushed out if needed.
What is a seamless gutter?
A seamless gutter is a straight piece of gutter without seams. A seamless gutter is a continuously straight piece of gutters. A straight piece of gutter can be made any length and is extruded from a special forming machine which is mounted inside one of our trucks.