GUTTERS AND DRAINAGE ROCHESTER NY
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GUTTERS AND GUTTER CLEANING
When we do a gutter cleaning we don’t just go up there and pull the debris out of the gutters and throw it on the ground for you to clean up later. We treat your house like we would want our home treated. That means that we’re not only going to remove the debris from the gutter but we’re going to bag it and remove it from the property or dispose of it in the woods if there’s any near by. If we should make a mess and get mud on the house we carry a hundred foot hose in each truck so we can wash down the house and the gutter if necessary. We also remove all debris build up in the valley and behind skylights. The number one cause of leaking skylights is debris build up behind the skylight that isn’t taken care of. It decomposed into dirt and rotes out the flashing around the skylight. We also go over the entire roof with a blower to get and debris, twigs, or branches that may be up there. And finally we’ll hammer in any loose nails and check to make sure everything is tight and in place.
The number one cause of leaking skylights is debris build up behind the skylight that isn’t taken care of
Screw Anchor Replacement
Your gutters are held up with a smooth shaft nail. When we do a ‘screw anchor replacement’ we pull out all the nails in the gutter, re-pitch it if necessary so the water flows in the right direction and replace the nails with seven inch screw anchors. When a gutter fills up with water it gets very heavy, Combined that with the fact that the only thing holding your gutter up is a smooth shaft nail that has no real bite or hold into the wood and easily detach. When you call Top To Bottom we don’t just go up there and hammer the nails back in. We will replace your nails with screw anchors. A new gutter is can cost as much as $350. To save your existing gutter let Top To Bottom do a screw anchor replacement now in order to prevent your gutter from coming down at a huge savings for only $150. This is less than half the cost of one new gutter.
First, we scrape out the old sealant that’s in the gutter. Then we clean the surface area of debris & mud. Next we scuff the surface of the gutter with sandpaper so the new sealant has something to grab onto. Finely we apply a coat of liquid rubber to the entire corner. We don’t use generic caulking and lay a bead on the seam. We actually take a paintbrush and coat the entire corner 6” past both seams, and the give you a 5 year leak proof warranty.
We use .032 gauge aluminum, the heaviest and thickest gauge aluminum sold on the market today. We come to your house in a 15 foot box truck with a crew of 3 or 4 guys. Your gutters are custom made for your house on sight. Not brought in piece and then glued together. These are seamless with a high glow white finish or a royal brown finish. We also have 16 other custom colors to choose from. We also offer seamless copper gutters.
We use a sold metal hidden hanger that gets screwed, not nailed, into your house. The hangers are spaced two feet or less apart for superior strength.
The down spouts are also put up with hidden clips, which screw into the house and hang the leader. No ugly straps. If you have underground lines we have adaptor for those lines which we’ll install at no additional charge. We also offer and install the larger 3x4 oversized leaders. Nine times less likely to clog and handle almost twice the water volume as standard 2x3 leaders.
The corners are double coated for superior leak protection. The first coat goes between the aluminum, which is then screwed together. The second is a liquid rubber type adhesive that gets painted on. We paint the hole inside of the corner and 6 inches beyond the seam.
You’ll no longer have to worry about the finish of the gutter pealing, leaking corners, end caps, or seams, miss pitching, sagging, or gutters pulling off the house.
THREE REASONS WHY YOUR HOME NEEDS GUTTERS
1. Foundation Problems
The expansion and contraction of the soils around your home is the number one contributing factor to slab failure. After a period of rainy weather, the soils around a home become saturated with moisture and expand. As the soils dry, they contract. With this repeating cycle, support to the foundation can compromised leading to cracked foundations and masonry.
2. Staining of Masonry and Siding Rainwater
Staining of Masonry and Siding Rainwater cascading off an un-guttered roof will hit the ground with enough force to cause a splash back. Within this splash back are dirt, grass and minerals that end up on the exterior of your home. Over a short period of time, a stain appears that can be difficult to remove or hide.
3. Damage to Landscaping Plants
Damage to Landscaping Plants, flowers, mulch and soil located under the drip line of an un-guttered roof can suffer from water runoff of a thunderstorm. Additionally, this runoff can result in an over watering condition that could permit harmful fungus to develop as well as attract ants, roaches and termites. A properly designed and installed gutter system keeps the soil surrounding your home at a consistent moisture level by directing roof runoff safely away from the house.