RAIN GUTTERS

WHY YOUR HOME NEEDS GUTTERS

Rain gutters and downspouts are one of your home’s most important protections against the elements.  Rain gutters run horizontally across the fascia board, catching the water runoff from the roof.  Downspouts run vertically, bringing water from the gutters down to the ground or a drain.

  1. Foundation Problems
    • The soils around your home expand and contract. This process is the number one contributing factor to slab failure.  The soils around the perimeter of your home become saturated with moisture and expand after a period of rainy weather.  When the soils eventually dry, they contract.  Due to this repeating cycle, support to the foundation can be compromised leading to cracked foundation and masonry.
  2. Staining of Masonry and Siding
    • Rainwater cascading off an un-guttered roof will hit the ground and cause splash-back. This splash-back often contains dirt, grass, and other materials that splash onto the building’s exterior.  Over a short period of time, a stain will appear that can be difficult to remove or hide.
  3. Damage to Landscaping
    • Plants, flowers, mulch, and soil located under the drip line of an un-guttered roof can suffer from the water runoff after rain. This runoff can additionally result in over watering which could permit harmful fungus to develop as well as attract ants, roaches, and termites.
  4. A properly designed and installed gutter system keeps the soil surrounding your home at a consistent moisture level by directing runoff safely away from the house.

TYPES OF GUTTERS:

  1. K-Style / OGEE Gutters
    • 5-inch / 6-inch
  2. Half-Round Gutters
    • 6-inch
  3. Box Gutters
  4. Fascia Gutters

RAIN GUTTER MATERIALS:

  • Aluminum
    • Most widely used material
    • Lightweight
    • Won’t rust
    • Comes in a variety of colors and can be painted
  • Copper
    • Beautiful
    • Won’t rust
    • No need to paint copper gutters as it will develop a patina over time
    • Often used on high-end residencies and historic restorations
  • Seamless Aluminum
    • Eliminates many seams, thus reducing chances of leaks
    • About 70% of all gutter installations are of the seamless type
  • Steel
    • Strong
    • There are many color options as steel can be painted
  • In addition, we can install galvanized and bonderized gutters.
    • Galvanized or bonderized gutters allow a homeowner to custom shape their rain gutters.

DOWNSPOUTS:

  • 3 inches round
  • 2 inches by 3 inches
  • 3 inches by 4 inches
  • Any custom styles that can be used for rain gutters and downspouts.

Our rain gutters and downspouts carry a 5-year labor warranty, and a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer! We also install edge metal / flashing if the house doesn’t already have it.

*For more information on gutters and to view color options, visit www.senox.com