GUTTER INFO. (Types/Sizes/Shapes &
We have provided some info. / things to
consider that may be very useful to help you in your decisions when
choosing to have new gutters installed..
Types: There a
two distinctive types of gutters:
Sectional: Comes in various lengths that will need to be either
riveted and caulked together or
Continuous / Seamless: Each section of gutter in one complete piece
has no joints.
There are 3 different gutter shapes.
Ogee / K-style: Front looks like the letter K.
Fascia Style: Front has a flat shape w/no bends, easy to see waves
and buckles on long sections
when using seamless gutters.
/ Half Round Style: Gutter is shaped like the letter U.
-Aluminum: won’t rust, comes in different thicknesses .25, .27, .32
usually used in seamless style gutters,
can bend easily recommend .32, very popular, come in primary
or secondary aluminum. Primary
aluminum is more likely to be of a consistent quality $4 to
$8 per linear foot installed
Galvanized Steel: can rust, choose the thickest you can afford -
in. Though .027-, .025- and .019-in.-thick gutters are available,
they won't hold up
as well. $4 to $8 per linear foot installed. Strong can lean a
Stainless Steel: strong and rust-free, and maintain their high sheen
however they are very costly. Approx. $20 per linear ft.
Copper: never rusts or needs painting, however they are very
costly. Approx. $15
per linear ft. Other available materials include: Copper-clad or
Vinyl: won't rust, but will become brittle in time. Not
usually found in a ½ round/u-shaped gutter (sectional)
typical for most K-style gutters or fascia style very popular size.
typical for most K-style or fascia style gutters.
typically a fascia style gutters.
usually found on commercial buildings, where roofs are extremely
steep w/large volumes water entering gutters. Typically a fascia
Note: You may want to install a gutter that will never rust or need
painting (Copper or Stainless steel), if the roof is over 2 stories
in the air and has a steep pitch, then labor costs to replace or to
paint it needs to be considered, you may also want to consider
installing gutter guards, so you won't have to clean out the gutter.
Before Installing New
Gutters (Things to Consider)
You may want to have the gutters replaced at the same time you have
a new roof put on.
Is there any dry-rot that will need to be repaired
Are the rafter tails cut plumb, so the gutters get applied at the
Where will the downspouts get installed, and will it cause flooding?
How many downspouts will you need?
How will the downspouts get fastened to the walls (stucco/brick
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