Gutters Clayton NC

Which option is better for my home—galvanized or aluminum?

Galvanized gutters were the most preferred option until the late 80s. Clayton, North Carolina  gutters are made out of a malleable material, thus making them easy to install. However, galvanized gutters are prone to decay and corrosion. Aluminum gutters, on the other hand, are common today, and most gutter installation companies advise homeowners to choose them. They are strong, non-corrosive, and durable. Besides, we can make these gutters using a gutter machine on-site—and this is what makes them ideal for seamless gutters. 

Our Services:

Rain Guttering Systems

When working properly, your gutter system diverts rainwater away from your home. When your gutters are removed, damaged or obstructed, that water must go somewhere

Gutter Installation

we do install gutter guards to protect your gutters debris and snow blockage. Our gutter guard comprises of small holes and will give your gutters the ultimate protection from heavy snow loads and debris

Gutter Guard Installation

These guards are made out of quality material and will last several years before warranting replacement.

Gutter Repair

We are the best option for anyone who wants to hire a professional gutter repair company in the area

Seamless Gutter Installation

A typical residential installation is of 140 feet of seamless aluminum gutter with four downspouts and four corners

Gutter Cleaning Services

Wondering how to clean your gutters, or how often? Let us take care of the work for you, with professional certified gutter cleaning services near you

What gutter size do you provide?

Most homes in Clayton, North Carolina have 5-inch gutters. Mostly, this size is adequate for these homes. However, using 6-inch gutters can greatly improve the performance of your gutter system—and this will not cost you much. In case you come across a gutter installation company that sells 5-inch gutters only, they are not bound to give you the best solution. 

Most modern homes with 5-inch gutters should have such kind of gutters since they are very small. That’s particularly true for modern homes, which tend to be larger, have expansive and steep roofs, and homes with gutters on different levels—2nd level gutters directing water to 1st level gutters. In such homes, you will notice that the downspouts bypass the roof to prevent issues with water overflows. 

However, 6-inch gutters have added benefits, since they can handle 40% extra volume of water than 5-inch gutters. Besides, there are certain scenarios where 7-inch gutters are the ideal solution. But, this is an exception for certain homes, with unique designs.

What makes fascia boards rot?

Typically, fascia boards rot when their integrity is compromised by water. This mostly happens if water gathers on other areas of your home, or if the gutters and drip edge are properly fixed. 

Which option is better for my home—galvanized or aluminum?

Galvanized gutters were the most preferred option until the late 80s. These gutters are made out of a malleable material, thus making them easy to install. However, galvanized gutters are prone to decay and corrosion. Aluminum gutters, on the other hand, are common today, and most gutter installation companies advise homeowners to choose them. They are strong, non-corrosive, and durable. Besides, we can make these gutters using a gutter machine on-site—and this is what makes them ideal for seamless gutters. 

What gutter styles do you provide?

Today, there are different gutter styles and colors available on the market. However, we normally provide a few of these options, since they are quality, and will last longer. The following are the options that we provide for seamless gutters:

  • Seamless aluminum gutters – one piece
  • Seamless gutters, half-round, 6-inches (copper or aluminum)
  • Traditional seamless gutters (copper or aluminum)
  • Seamless standard gutters (5 or 6 inches) copper or aluminum

In addition to this, we normally provide extras, like gutter guards, helmets, as well as different types of flashing attachments. However, we normally advise homeowners that add-ons are a short-term solution. So, when they are fixed to the roofing decking or shingles, they might render the roof warranty void.

Why should I consider having seamless gutters?

Most homeowners in Clayton, North Carolina ask us this question whenever they visit our offices. So, if you are torn in between having sectional or seamless gutters, here the benefits that you stand to benefit from seamless gutters:

  • They are less susceptible to leaks since they lack seams. Therefore, they prevent the chances of moisture damage that is caused by leaking gutters. 
  • Seamless gutters are easier to maintain. Apart from the regular cleaning of debris and other materials, you don’t have to worry about extra maintenance measures. 

However, you must make sure that a professional installs your gutters for them to function properly.

How do you install seamless gutters?

When installing seamless gutters in your home, our team from Tidewater Gutters normally manufactures the gutters on-site using a special gutter making machine. Typically, we transport this machine to your home using one of our service trucks. This machine allows us to make gutters that fit perfectly into your home. Once we make the long pieces of seamless gutters, we hoist them to the roof for installation. 

As the gutters are held up on the roofline, our installers normally attach the gutter onto the fascia board with a hammer or a drill. This process makes it easier for us to install seamless gutters on your home, and the entire process takes a few hours unless there are technical delays.

Can I pressure wash my fascia boards and soffits?

Yes, it’s ok to pressure wash fascia and soffits. However, there are a few things that you should put into consideration when doing so. First, you should never use high pressure around the attic area, as this risks water seeping through, and causing damage. Besides, you should be extra careful when using a ladder to avoid falling and be wary of the falling debris. 

How should I clean my gutters?

You should always be careful when cleaning your gutters or hire professionals to do the job safely. Every year, most homeowners fall on the ladder when cleaning their gutters and this can cause life-threatening injuries or death. Research conducted by OSHA has revealed that falling at a distance higher than 6 feet can cause serious injuries or death. 

So, depending on the height of your roof, here are the steps to follow when cleaning gutters:

  • Set and secure your ladder.
  • Install additional safety equipment.
  • Blow off your roof, and then clean the gutters.
  • Next, clean the downspouts.
  • Check whether the gutters are well fixed, and inspect them for rust, cracks, or any other issues.
  • Remove the safety equipment and clean up any dirt that might have fallen from your gutters. 

Besides, you have an optional procedure of flushing your gutters—mostly not required and clean the exterior of the gutters.

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