Frequently Asked Questions

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If you want to find out more about gutter repair and installation services, then our FAQs might give you the answers you are looking for.

What are some signs that I might need new gutters?

Gutters are a great way to protect your home, but they can wear out over time. If you notice any of the following signs, it might be time to replace your gutters:

➢ If water starts to pool in your gutters or on the ground around them

➢ If you see rust or dirt buildup in or around your gutters

➢ If there are any holes or tears in the gutter material

Which material is best for gutters?

Gutters are necessary for any home, directing rain and melting snow away from your foundation and downspouts. The materials come in many different forms, but aluminum is the most common choice for gutters.

Aluminum gutters have a long lifespan and don't rust, so they're ideal for homes in coastal areas or other areas with high humidity. They're also lightweight, and gutter professionals or DIYers can install them with some experience.

How can I choose the best gutters for my house?

Gutter systems can vary in quality, materials, and cost. To choose the best one for your home, first talk to a roofing or gutter contractor about what kind of system they recommend. Then, look at the options available in your area and decide which ones are right for you.

When choosing gutters, consider these things:

Fit: Will the gutters fit over your house? If not, can you add extensions?

Durability: How durable are the materials? How long will they last?

Price: How much do gutters cost in your area? Can you get them for less elsewhere?

Are gutters worth the investment in a home?

Absolutely! If you have gutters, you're protecting your home against water damage that would otherwise cost thousands of dollars to repair. You can also save yourself from replacing the roof and foundation if those areas become damaged due to water infiltration. Additionally, gutters help keep your interior dry by collecting rainwater before it seeps into your basement or garage, which means fewer problems with mold and mildew on the walls or flooring.

When should I clean my gutters and how should I do it?

Cleaning your gutters should be done twice a year. Doing so will not only keep them running smoothly but will also protect your roof. However, if you are short on time or equipment, cleaning them is still possible-just not as easy. We can quickly and efficiently clean your gutters. This includes checking for proper attachment, verifying a normal flow of water, and removing debris.

What should I do before the gutter cleaner arrives?

Cleaning the gutters can make them quite dusty for a short time. It's, therefore, a good idea to close your windows and not leave any clean laundry lying around. After the gutters are cleaned, you can also do outdoor painting and window cleaning.

What should I do after installing gutters?

It is imperative that you follow a few steps after a gutter system has been installed properly so it continues to work for years to come. Maintaining your gutters regularly is essential for your home's health. Get in touch with Greater Seattle Gutter for expert gutter cleaning if you notice any debris obstructing water flow.

What is the best way to tell when my gutters need to be cleaned?

As it rains, your gutters may begin to overflow, or your downspouts may not drain out any water. Clogged gutters reveal themselves when this occurs. Your gutters may also start to pile up over the top, which means they are badly clogged and you need to fix them immediately. Your gutters should be cleaned on a regular schedule so you won't have to guess when they need to be cleaned.

What is the average time it takes to install gutters?

Installing gutters takes less than one day in most cases, but it can take up to two days depending on the size and configuration of your building.

When working on high roofs and gutters, how do you access them?

It is necessary to assess each building individually. The work we do is always done safely and we have full insurance coverage. It is recommended that we use a harness as much as possible, in line with the ‘Work Safely at Heights’ qualification.

Is it possible to install gutters myself?

Installing rain gutters by professionals is highly recommended. It's impossible to guarantee the job will be done correctly if that level of expertise is not present. Gutters need to be installed correctly to prevent water damage to your building, roof, and landscaping.

Should gutter installation be scheduled in advance?

The job can usually be completed within one week of your inquiry. We can use Google Satellite and Street View to inspect the job faster. If there is a deadline for completing the work, please mention it. You should be aware that high winds and heavy rain could make working dangerous. In this case, we'll get in touch with you to reschedule.

Is gutter replacement beneficial for my home?

You should consider replacing your gutters if the accumulation of debris, leaves, and water has damaged them. Color bond gutters make cleaning and maintaining gutters much easier.

Is it necessary to replace the gutters along with the roof?

You can replace your gutters at the same time that you replace your roof. Combining the two installation processes is usually cheaper and less time-consuming than doing the tasks separately. Nevertheless, if your gutters are working properly, they don't need to be replaced.

Is it better to paint or replace my gutters?

It is cost-effective to give your home some curb appeal by repainting your gutters. Be sure that you don't paint over gutter damage if you decide to do so. A bit of rust can be painted over, but if your gutters are excessively rusted, you may need to replace them. Greater Seattle Gutter experts will always recommend gutter replacement or repair overpainting.

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