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About Gutters

Gutters channel rain to downspouts and carry it away from the roof of your home.

All gutters are troughs that collect rain running off a roof and channel it, with proper slopes, to downspouts that carry the rain water to the ground and away from your siding, windows, doors and foundation. The most commonly used gutter – open gutters – should be regularly cleaned of leaves and debris in order to function properly.

In the course of collecting water, open rain gutters also collect leaves, acorns, pine needles, and other debris which can cause clogs anywhere in the gutter itself or sometimes in the downspouts. In dry conditions clogged gutters are a fire hazard; and during heavy rains, clogged gutters and downspouts can cause rainwater to overflow, potentially causing substantial damage to your building, landscaping and basement.

Covers for gutters, gutter guards and screens to keep debris out, can reduce or eliminate these problems and lengthen the life of your gutters. (See more about these in our section on gutter covers, gutter guards and gutter screens).

 

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Today over 70% of...

Today over 70% of residential gutters are seamless aluminum gutters, which are custom fit on-site by professional installers.

FAQ's

Q. What thickness of gutter should I get

A. The standard is .027 or .032. However in snow regions the heavier gauge is recommended to provide greater durability and strength.  If you are installing copper, a 5-ounce copper is recommended

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