Gutters Kearny NJ

Are there important things that I should note when getting a new gutter system installed?

One thing we’ve noted with Kearny, New Jersey homeowners is their concern about the cost of a gutter installation project. Because of this, some people search for methods to reduce the cost. Because of this, they end up having a poorly installed gutter system. So, the best thing to do is to invest in a gutter system that can handle water flow efficiently—which is not cheap. Besides, make sure that your gutter installation company gives you a warranty for the gutters installed. 

The following are three major things to consider when having gutters installed. Shockingly, some gutter installation companies never follow the first two things—which leads to a gutter system that’s not functioning properly. These things include:

  • Your gutter supports should have a spacing of two feet
  • The backside of your gutters should be tucked behind the flashing of your roof—this prevents water from leaking between the gutters and fascia boards
  • Consider getting oversized downspouts, as this prevents the chances of your gutters overflowing in the event of a heavy downpour
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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 type of gutter guards do you provide?

At Tidewater Gutters, we normally provide different types of gutter guards, all of which come at a cost-effective price. The common types, however, are metal filter style and helmet style gutter guards. However, we normally evaluate a home first to determine its needs before identifying the best gutter guard for the house. In case your gutters are in perfect condition, we can install any type of gutter guards—only after we thoroughly clean your gutters. 

How do I know that my gutters are of the right size?

If you choose half-round or K-style gutters, you have the option of 5- or 6-inch gutters. In case you are not sure about the size that you need, it’s best that you choose the largest size, as this will give you peace of mind that your gutter system can get the job done. 

If you choose K-style gutters, and your adjusted square footage (the drainage area x roof-pitch factor x rainfall intensity) is over 8,000 square feet, you will need 6-inch gutters. But, you will need 5-inch gutters if the adjusted square footage is less than 8,000. 

For half-round gutters, on the other hand, you will need 6-inch gutters if the adjusted square footage is over 3,8000. 5-inch gutters will be sufficient for smaller homes.

What’s the right way to clean stains or dirt off my gutters?

At times, tree sap, tiger stripping, insecticide, caked-on dirt, and other materials can give your gutters ugly stains. If your gutters have such stains, you can clean them using a non-abrasive detergent with a soft bristle brush, sponge, or soft-rag. Never rub your gutters vigorously as this risks damaging your gutters. Once done with the cleaning, rinse the gutters immediately with fresh water using a garden hose. 

In the case of stubborn stains, you can use a heavy-duty cleaner. Never use cleaners with abrasive particles, solvents, paint removers, or ammonia. All in all, we discourage DIY gutter cleaning because of several reasons. 

First, most people don’t know how to safely clean their gutters, especially when it comes to the removal of tiger striping. Because of this, they end up damaging their gutters, and this costs them a lot of money to repair. Secondly, there’s the risk of falling and hurting yourself in the process. This shows the importance of letting professionals clean your gutters, as they have the experience to do the work safely.

Can I pressure wash my gutters?

Yes, since this is one of the best and safest ways to clean your gutters. Pressure washing your gutters, especially the inside ensures that you’ve removed all the debris in your gutters. When you choose to pressure wash the outside part, consider using low pressure to avoid damaging the gutters. 

Is it OK if I paint my gutters?

Yes, you can paint your gutters, especially if you have aluminum gutters. You can hire a professional to get the job done, or DIY—if you love such projects. 

What makes my gutters turn black?

First, you shouldn’t be concerned when you see your gutters turning black. The black streaks on your gutters are caused by one of these things—molecular bonding, which happens when areas of your asphalt shingle chemically bond to your gutters. The second reason why your gutters are turning black is mold. In case you see black streaks on your gutters, you should contact us to inspect them and address the issue accordingly. 

Why do my gutters have faded spots?

Spray paint is the main reason you see fading or uneven blotchy spots on your gutters. There’s a possibility that spray paint was used on your gutters to cover scratches or for touch-ups. Come contractors or homeowners normally use spray paint to coat major portions of the gutters before fixing them on the roof. 

This is something that we discourage since spray paint doesn’t produce an even coating. Also, it’s not durable, meaning it will fade quickly. Aluminum gutters quire baked-on enamel paint for durability.

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