You might find this hard to believe considering we install commercial and residential gutters and much of our time is spent fighting this force of nature, but we like the rain. We like watching the arrival of its first drops on the sidewalk and the freshness that lingers after a Spring storm. There’s nothing that beats a rainy night, a bowl of soup, and a good movie; unless it’s a good book in your favorite chair and some afternoon drizzle. Hey, we even like getting caught in it once in a while.
What we don’t like is when that same rain collects on the roof of a warehouse that holds your business products and causes a leak. Or the rain water that finds its way into your basement because your gutters, or your neighbors’ gutters, weren’t installed correctly. This can be catastrophic. Gutter installation and repair is one of those services that goes unnoticed until there is a problem.
Figuring out how to choose gutters for your home or business can be daunting. There is a good chance some of these questions might be on your mind. While you should always consult a gutter installation professional near you, these answers should get you started:
- Should I choose K-style gutters or half-round? K-style generally carries twice the amount of water compared to half-round but half-round looks better on some homes and buildings.
- What are the benefits of choosing copper gutters? Copper is lightweight and has staying power since it doesn’t corrode easily.
- How many downspouts will I need? One downspout can usually drain the amount of rain 30-40 feet of gutter collects.
- Do I need covers (or gutter guards) for my gutters? Covers are a preventative measure that will keep your gutters debris and clog free but need is usually more based on the surroundings (i.e. foliage).
Much of our business revolves around residential gutters. We do initial installations and work with homebuilders of all shapes and sizes to meet the needs of each home. It is important to us to stand behind our work, which is why we are often the first called when a gutter need repairing. This is an infrequent but eventual outcome for people living in and around Seattle; as is gutter replacement. Our knowledge of putting up gutters means we’re also good at taking them down. We do commercial rain gutters as well and can of course scale up to meet any project.
Having well-installed, functioning gutters goes with Seattle as much as rain and coffee. We can help protect your commercial assets and are well-versed in outfitting large structures. Our installation of residential gutters comes with knowing we will use our knowledge to help you through the entire process. Whether it comes down to deciding between copper and aluminum or K-style and half-round our expertise can provide a foundation for your final decision. When the time comes for replacement and repair, we’re happy to face that with you too. We’ll do our best to keep the rain outside of your home so you can enjoy what goes on inside of it.