Q. What does “Continuous” mean? [Back To Top]
A. A continuous gutter is actually made at the location of the job. The gutter machine molds each length needed in one continuous piece of gutter, which eliminates any seams, reducing the possibility for leaks.
Q. How much distance should there be between downspouts? [Back To Top]
A. For adequate drainage a downspout should be installed every 45 feet.
Q. What is the difference in Chains vs. Downspouts? [Back To Top]
A. Some people feel a chain gives a more desirable look or effect to the area they are considering. Chains are the most common choice where it would be difficult to install a downspout, such as a pillar, a column on a porch or an overhang. They are considered to be more decorative than functional.
Q. What are my material choices and which one do I choose? [Back To Top]
A. Believe it or not, when it comes to gutters, you have many choices to make. Color and style are the easy part, but choosing the material can be daunting. Here is the low-down on the materials, description and a brief explanation of them:
Continuous Aluminum Gutters -
Aluminum gutters tend to be the most economical.
Although this type is generally recommended, one disadvantage of this material is that they may deform when a heavy ladder is leaned up against them. This can be easily avoided by careful use of ladders. Prices range from $3 to $4 a foot.
Steel Gutters - Steel gutters prove to be more durable and can withstand ladders and fallen branches, even galvanized steel can eventually rust through. Prices range from $5 to $8 a linear foot.