All Things Gutters

Gutters: when, what, why and how they work!

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When was the rain gutter invented?

  • 1960 – 1965: Seamless aluminum gutter machines were invented. Changing the way gutters were produced.

What is the purpose of a gutter?

  • A rain gutter’s main purpose is to funnel water off the roof and away from the home.

What is a gutter made out of?

  • Because of the strength and lighter weight of aluminum as compared to steel, copper and other metals, about 70% of gutters in the U.S. are made of aluminum today.

How do gutters to the housework?

  • When downspouts function properly, they receive water from your gutters, carry it down the side of your home, then propel it into a rain barrel or away from your home. Gutter and downspouts work together very specifically to keep rainwater from damaging your home’s siding, roof, and foundation.

What are the different types of rain gutters?

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  • K-style gutters have flat bottoms and backs, and the front side of the gutter usually has a decorative shape, such as a curve or ogee, that mimics crown molding. …
  • Half-round gutters are exactly what the name suggests: half-round tubes. …
  • Aluminum.
  • Copper.
  • Seamless Aluminum.
  • Steel.half round gutters
  • Vinyl.
  • Zinc.

Why is it important to have gutters?

  • When gutters aren’t functioning properly, rainwater runs the roof of a home and collects on the ground this can lead to flooding or other damage to the home’s foundation.

Heavy rains can result in standing pools of water, which can cause a multitude of problems. Gutters protect your home and property.

What is a seamless gutter?

  • Seamless gutters, made of aluminum, galvanized steel or copper and are extruded to custom lengths on site using a portable machine. But, as you might have guessed, seamless gutters must be installed by a contractor. Sizes and shapes.

Sizes and shapes. Most gutters come in several sizes and shapes called profiles. These include U shapes as well K configurations, in which the ogee-shaped front looks like the letter K. At George’s Seamless gutters we off both standard and oversized gutters. Oversized gutters make sense for larger homes particularly in leafy areas help minimize clogs.

Our Customers

  • “I hired George this past spring - after suffering with damage caused by our previous winters ice dams. He came right out after I called him, assessed my gutter damage and helped me select a gutter system right for my home. I recommend him to all my family and friends! Great job! Thanks George!”

    Bailey W.,Fairfield CT
  • “Quite possibly the best service I've ever received from a home improvement company...called them at noon, described the problem (small terrace with pooling water from roof runoff), and by 3pm, they had come out, diagnosed the problem, and installed the gutter. Fantastic service!”

    John D.,Scarsdale, NY
  • “They responded immediately. Did the work the same day I signed the contract, because as a recent widow, they did not want to me to worry. Cleaned up everything. Efficient and professional. Gutters look and work great.”

    Naomi B.,Rye Brook, NY
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