A properly installed gutter system collects the water and diverts it away from the structure.
The use of gutters ensures that water never deteriorates a structure or causes unnecessary damage. Water that has been flowing in the same location will eventually start to erode the area which it has been running through. In the case of a home, this is normally around the foundation. When this happens, small cracks start to form in the foundation. If the water is allowed to persist, the foundation will become unstable.
Gutters will be setup so that all of the water runoff leads directly into a gutter. The gutters will be designed so that the water is routed away from the structure. This allows for proper draining and ensures that the structure never suffers damage related to the water runoff during a storm.
If gutters are installed improperly, damaged or not present, a structure may experience the following:
Seamless gutters have many advantages over their counterparts. In fact, many homeowners have found seamless gutters require far less maintenance than their counterparts. Seamless gutters are created with one piece of tubing. This eliminates unsightly bolts and seams. Since there are no joints found on seamless gutters, the leaks often seen near the joints of a gutter are eliminated. The lack of joints means less damage and maintenance will need to be done by the homeowner
- Install 6” K-style 032 mil seamless gutters w/baked on enamel paint w/inside hangers screwed approximately every 2 feet, one screw per hanger
- Install 6” strip miter corners; 8 pop rivets & 2 per miter w/perma-seal caulk
- Replace existing downspouts with 3”x4” 032 mil downspouts w/2-strap application per downspout; 23 pop rivets & 2 nails per down
- Gutters will be hung “level” w/slight slope & downs tight to wall & vibration free