Answering Your Common Questions

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • What material should my rain gutters be made from?
      There really is no right answer to the age-old question of what kind of roof gutters are best. Some customers receive a ton of value and benefit from simple aluminum or even fiberglass gutters. Some customers who prefer a little more durability and are willing to spend a little more will often turn to galvalume gutters. Those looking for a gutter material that will give them a unique look will love copper gutters. However, the choice is entirely up to you. Our team will walk you through your options and help you make the right decision.
    • Where should my downspout lead?
      Your downspout should always direct water to a place where it can safely move water away from your home’s foundation. In most cases, we strongly advise connecting your downspout to a drainage line or perimeter drain that leads out to the street or wherever your nearest stormwater drain is located. If this is not possible, we advise looking for an area of your property where the ground slopes away from your home and directing water to leave your downspout here. This should allow the water to naturally escape and stay away from your home.
    • What should I do if a gutter collapses?
      Gutters can collapse under excessive amounts of weight. Typically, this happens when a gutter fills with collected rain water that cannot evacuate quick enough due to a blockage or obstruction preventing the flow or plugging the downspout drain. However, sometimes high winds can tear an older or corroded gutter from your roof and cause it to fall. If a gutter collapses, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a repair right away. If this happens during wet weather, do your best to try and redirect water falling from the impacted area away from your home. Then give our team a call as soon as the rain dies down and we’ll come fix the issue for you.
    • How do gutter guards work?
      Gutter guards are a porous cover that simply mounts over the top of your rain gutter system. These guards are designed to keep larger debris out while still allowing water to easily flow into the gutters so it can be easily carried away. Leaves and other debris rarely become lodged or stuck in gutter covers because winds simply sweep the debris away. However, if you do have concerns about debris, simply use a sweeper on an extendable pole to brush the debris off of the guards from a safe distance below. Ideally, you shouldn’t have to remove your guards to clean your gutters for the entire expected life of your gutter system.
    • How often should I clean my rain gutters?
      Cleaning your rain gutters is a vital chore if you want to keep your home protected from the deluge of rainwater that your roof can collect during wet weather. However, it’s also a tedious and difficult task, particularly if your gutters are up on a second level. We recommend cleaning your gutters out annually, preferably toward the end of winter so all of the collected dust and debris from the previous year is removed just before the start of the peak of our rainy season. Alternatively, installing a gutter guard or leaf guard system can help you keep debris out of your gutters and eliminate the need for cleaning almost entirely.