Gutters Apex NC

What are the essential things that I should know during a gutter installation project?

Most homeowners are concerned about the cost of a gutter installation project in Apex North California, and look for ways to reduce the costs of the project. However, this leads to them having a poor gutter system. So, we advise homeowners to invest in a gutter system that’s adequate for their home, and get a warranty. During a gutter installation project, there are three key points that you should look at if you want to have a good gutter system. 

Surprisingly, most gutter installation companies don’t follow the first two standards. First, the gutter supports should be two feet apart—at most. Secondly, the backside of the gutter should be behind the roof’s flashing, as this prevents water from leaking between the fascia board and the gutter. Lastly, it’s always advisable to use oversized downspouts to prevent the possibility of your gutters overflowing during a heavy downpour.

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 upgrades or features do you recommend for my gutter system?

When you are investing in a new gutter system or repairing your old system, it’s always a good thing to make sure that your gutter system has oversized downspouts. Typically, water weighs an average of 8 pounds per gallon. So, your gutters will handle a lot of weight during a heavy downpour, even if they are clean, and free of debris. 

The extra weight can cause your gutters to sag, and bent, or start pulling away from the fascia boards. But, with oversized downspouts, your gutters will drain faster, and reduce the chances of clogs. Most homeowners are concerned that oversized downspouts are big and ugly—but that’s not true, so long as they are installed professionally. A standard downspout is 2 x 3 inches, and an oversized downspout is 3 x 4 inches. So, they are only an inch wider than normal downspouts. However, when you do the math, you realize that you have double square inches of outlet, and that will make your gutter system more efficient. 

How often should I clean my gutters?

Most homeowners in Apex, North Carolina ask us this question all the time, and here is how we explain it—when you clean your gutters today, and clean leaves from your yard or patio, the next time you see leaves on your patio or yard, there are leaves in your gutters. So, you should always aim to clean your gutters so long there is debris. However, you should hire a professional to clean your gutter system at least once a year, since professionals normally check for additional issues, such as loose gutters or leaking corners.

What should I do to make sure that my gutters are maintenance free?

First, you will always need to maintain your gutter system for it to remain efficient. So, if you have trees surrounding your Apex, NC, home, you will need to invest in good gutter guards to prevent leaves from getting into your gutters. Today, we have different gutter guard options, and most of these options come with a warranty, and it’s something that you should look out for when investing in them. 

Other than that, you should also consider solid-top technology. This system has a curved bullnose—thus, when the water reaches the nose, it will wrap around because of the surface tension, and get into the opening, but prevent leaves and other debris from getting in the gutters.

Seamless or sectional, which gutters do you recommend?

Today, most homeowners no longer buy sectional gutters. This is because sectional gutters have higher chances of leaks and they require a lot of time to install too. However, these chances can be reduced with seamless gutters, as the leak potentials are at the corners only, and easier to install. At Tidewater Gutters, we have gutter making machines that use modern technology. These machines make it easier for our gutter installation experts during a seamless gutter installation project.

Why do I need splash blocks?

Splash blocks play an essential role in reducing the impact of water that flows out of the downspouts. In the event you have a flower bed close to the downspout, or you need the water directed further away, you should then consider requesting for a downspout extension. 

Typically, we do most of the routing using downspout extensions. However, if your home is flat or the landscaping sloped backwards towards your home, you will need an underground drainage. Thus, investing in the right and sufficient gutter system can help you avoid a lot of maintenance issues in the future. Besides, regular maintenance of your gutter system can help to protect your home from foundation issues, erosion, wood rot, pest infestations, and mold growth, among other issues.

How do you fasten the gutters?

Two methods are used to fasten gutters—nails or screws. Spikes or nails are mostly used for older installation methods. Typically, the nail goes through the exterior of the gutter, and then passes through the interior. We use nails to attach the gutter to the rafter or fascia board. The downside of using nails is that the nails start to pull out over time because of the weight of the water on the gutters. This leads to sagging and detachment of the gutters. Screws, on the other hand, are more reliable since they don’t corrode or pull over time. For this to be possible, however, the installation contractor should use long screws, over 2 ½ inches long.

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