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Gutter Installation Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions About Gutter Installation

Below are questions often asked about our services and what we do here.

If you have more questions, we’d love to set up a call with you. Call us at (203) 948-6475.

K-style Gutter 5" and 6"

Yes, we offer both 5” and 6” k-style gutters and half-round gutters. A k-style gutter loosely looks like the letter K when looking at the gutter from the side. Many people choose the k-style gutter because it resembles crown molding and conforms to the house’s overall style. A half-round gutter is smooth on the inside and is less likely to catch debris to clog the gutter.

It may not seem like much, but there’s a big difference between 5” and 6” k-style gutters! A 6-inch k-style gutter can handle almost 50% more water than a 5-inch k-style gutter. Additionally, a 6-inch k-style gutter is less likely to get clogged because of its design and outlet. 

To know which size k-style gutter you should choose, you will need to look at your roof. The roof plane will help you determine which gutter size is best. A standard roof plane between 600 and 800 square feet can use 5-inch k-style gutters. A roof plane larger than 1,000 square feet should use 6-inch k-style gutters to accommodate the increase in water. 

Half Round Gutters

When you schedule an inspection, we will visit your home to look at your roof and determine the best gutters for you. Half-round gutters are u-shaped and seen in older and more modern homes. Half-round gutters are heavier than standard gutters and can prove to be more durable. 

Copper Gutters

While copper gutters add style to your house, they offer many additional benefits. Copper will not rust, crack, or deteriorate as easily as aluminum gutters. In addition to its upscale appearance, copper is a more durable gutter choice for your house. This does come at a cost, however. Copper is typically about two times more expensive than aluminum.

Gutter Screens

Gutter screens sit on top of the gutters to keep leaves, sticks, and other debris from falling into them and clogging them up. The screens allow rainwater to flow through while keeping debris out. Gutter screens can be useful as long as they are installed on the gutters correctly. When we install gutters with gutter screens, we ensure everything is properly installed so the water will drain off your roof properly. 

Gutter screens should last between 10 and 20 years if properly installed and maintained. Because leaves, sticks, and other debris will try to enter the gutter, the gutter screens will need to be cleaned, so they last. If you don’t take care of gutter screens, they can become damaged and need to be replaced sooner than 10 years, so it’s important to routinely clean them!

Leaf Guards

Leaf guards and gutter screens are not the same. Leaf guards are the gutter system that uses a layer of metal to cover the opening of the gutter. This keeps debris out while allowing rain in, and the gutters are guaranteed never to clog. Gutter screens are wired mesh screens placed over the gutters’ openings to keep larger debris out. Gutter screens can wear out, rust, and become clogged.

Any protection is better than no protection. If you want the most basic level of protection from larger debris, you should have gutter screens installed on your gutters. The best system that will offer the most protection while also allowing the best drainage is the leaf guard system.