Gutters

Can Gutters be repitched?

September 18, 2014
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I receive at least one call a week from frustrated homeowners, house flippers or investors asking me to re-pitch poorly installed gutters.  Their thought is that it will be a cheap and cost effective way to make improperly installed gutters function well. They are mistaken. Here’s why: Gutters have a piece of flashing that is…

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Can a Gutter Be Repitched?

October 9, 2013
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This is a complex question I often get from customers.    The answer is both yes and no. You can pitch a gutter but you must first understand the anatomy of a properly installed pitched gutter.   A hanger hooks onto the front of the gutter and is attached in the back by tightening the…

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When is it time to replace my gutters?

June 12, 2013
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Sometimes it makes sense to replace your gutters, and sometimes it doesn’t.  Just like in the medical field, you first need to diagnose the problem in order to prescribe the right medicine. Here’s a list of times you DO need to replace them and times that you DO NOT need to replace them: Overflow:  If…

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Screws, Nails, Spikes and Hangers – A Guide to Long Lasting Gutters

January 7, 2013
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When choosing a gutter company, homeowners should be sure to ask questions about how their gutters will be attached to their home. You should understand that one size does not fit all. The climate you live in will help you decide whether you need screws for your gutters or whether nails or spikes will be…

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Downspout Gauge is as important as Gutter Gauge

January 3, 2013
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Downspouts are one of the major part of their gutter project that homeowners neglect. Even those who do a fair amount of research rarely understand that there are differences in the gauge of their downspouts. Unfortunately most contractors will neglect informing their customers what gauge they are using because thinner, inferior products. Some contractors will…

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Ice Damming — Coping with the Problem

February 5, 2011
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Ice damming is becoming an increasing problem as freeze/thaw cycles have become more common throughout the winter. As a child I remember it getting cold in the fall and thawing in the spring. Now it is common to see several freezes and thaws in just one month. This can cause major problems. To understand the…

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Gutter Protection Do’s and Don’ts

May 17, 2010
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Putting gutter protection on your home will save you a lot of unnecessary work. But before you jump into it, thinking that all gutter protection works equally, here’s a list of DO’s and DON’Ts for you. DO: Look for a gutter protection that will meet your needs. Work with a sales professional who offers different…

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Not all Gutters are the same

April 6, 2010
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Mind in the gutter? A Few Points to Ponder When You’re Considering Gutter Replacement. Read more about Energy Master’s better gutter solutions.

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