FAQs

Q: What exactly is a seamless gutter? 

Seamless gutters are made by a large machine that is brought to the job site and custom cut-to-fit to the house. This machine takes a heavy roll of flat aluminum and folds it into the shape of a gutter. Our experienced and efficient installation crew takes careful measurements, and then create gutters to cover as much of a straight line as needed. There are no seams in the length, even at the downspouts. This results in a leak-proof gutter. 

Q: Why pay for seamless gutters instead of standard gutters that I can get at my local home improvement store? 

Great question. All you need to remember is this:

No Seams = No Leaks

Unlike normal guttering, seamless gutters do not have any weak points at the seams of connected guttering pieces which is where water usually ends up leaking out and damaging your house or your yard.

Q: How often should I clean my home gutters? 

You should aim to thoroughly clean the gutters on your house at least twice a year. In the fall after the leaves drop, and in the spring to clear out seeds that accumulate at the beginning of the growing season. If your home is surrounded by trees, you may need to get your gutters cleaned more often. 

Q: What happens when gutters get clogged? 

If the drainage function of gutters is compromised, water will spill over and drip down the sides of the house. Eventually, this may damage the siding, windows, and doors; and compromise the building seals that keep your house watertight, resulting in water leaks. It can also cause damage to your foundation – something that should be avoided at all costs; foundation repair is very expensive.

Q: What happens if the wood behind my gutters is rotted? 

The wood would need to be replaced as we cannot fasten new gutters to rotting wood. The rotting wood can be caused by many factors, but the most common is improper gutter cleaning. If the gutters are not cleaned and become clogged, they cannot do their intended job – that is, to drain water away from the house. If the gutters become clogged and overflow, the water comes in contact with the wood behind the gutters, and over time, causes the wood to rot.

 

Q: How many downspouts should my guttering system have? 

Downspouts provide a safe place for the water in your system to flow out and away from your home. Bearing this in mind, you should make sure you have a downspout for about every 20 to 30 feet of guttering. 

Q: Do you require a down payment? 

We require zero down. You pay upon completion of the job. 

Q: Do you guys sub-contract work? 

We take great pride in the expertise of our trained installers – all of our jobs are managed in-house and ensure the upmost quality. 

Q: Why Blue Ribbon Rain Gutter? 

Because it's not only our gutters that are seamless, but also our quality. Our repeat business and referrals are results of our great products, great service and great prices – time after time. We give thorough and honest recommendations, show up when we say we will, and treat each home as if it were our own. 

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