- A Gutter, is a narrow trough that is attached to the outer edge (Fascia) of the roof. The Gutter used by Statewide is a 5” or 6” gutter unless a larger size is special ordered. The gutter is meant to collect water from the roof and redirect it away from the building and foundation by use of a down spout.
- A Down Spout, is an aluminum pipe that allows rainwater to drain from the roof to the ground. While typically running down the corners of a building, a downspout can be attached almost anywhere in the gutter run to accommodate a particular need. The older installations used downs that are 3” and the newer Down Spouts we use are 4” and drains away the water at a greater rate.
- A Hanger, is a devise used to attach the gutter to the fascia. The hangers are also aluminum and are screw into the fascia typically every two feet.
- An End Cap, is the piece that closes and seals the end of the gutter. In one length of gutter you will have two end caps.
- A Corner, is a complete pre-manufactured corner that is used to turn the gutter run 90 degrees.
- A Bay Corner, is a corner less than 90 degrees that is used to redirect the gutter i.e. above a bay window.
Gutters do not always need replacing. We can evaluate your gutters and give you an estimate for repair or cleaning in lieu of replacement. Many times the fall may need adjusting. The fall is the downward pitch of the gutter causing the water to flow toward the down spout. Clean gutters keep the water flowing, clogged gutters cause water to sit in the gutter. Water not flowing correctly will over flow and may damage fascia and roof sheeting. If gutters are not cleaned leaves and other debris will collect in the gutter. This can cause overflow and added stress from the weight causing the gutter to pull away from the fascia or collapse.