Seamless Gutters And Gutter Protection

Moisture problems around the home and other buildings, including those found in 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

There are a few things to consider when purchasing gutters for your home or business. The price will be reflective of the material thickness, size, shape and add-on features. The value of an experienced seamless gutter installer cannot be overlooked. Gutters are installed wrong good percentage of the time and the results of this can cause major damage to your home. Most companies will not accept responsibility for the damage, so be sure to have it in writing that any damage is the responsibility of the gutter contractor. Let Campbell Exteriors 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, an installer will use a special machine on-site to form 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 an important factor in 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 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. Such facts can usually be found by asking a Campbell Exteriors representative. A home that sees a lot of rain or 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 couple basic rules. Gutters must be pitched so water will flow to the downspouts. The rule of thumb for this slope 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 the accessory side of the industry. Screens, barriers, and other devices used to keep foreign objects out of the gutter are literally everywhere. 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.