Top Gutter FAQs
Are Seamless Gutters Better Than Regular Gutters?
For many homeowners, yes! Traditional gutters are designed in pre-cut sections for assembly, with seams where the pieces connect. Seamless gutters, on the other hand, are made from one continuous piece.
Since seamless gutters don’t have joints and seals, they’re less prone to leaks compared to regular gutters, making them a more durable option.
What Kind of Gutter System Is Best for Heavy Rain?
We’re no strangers to rain here in the Redmond area, so it’s important to choose a gutter system that can withstand the precipitation. In most cases, wider gutters are a good option, as they can move large amounts of water away from your home, even during a downpour.
The design of K-style gutters makes them a good option for heavy-rain areas as well. Instead of the round shape of traditional gutters, K-style gutters feature a flat-bottom design, which allows them to hold more water. Opt for K-style gutters for optimal performance.
How Do I Protect My Gutters From Heavy Rain?
There are a few steps you can take to help protect your gutters during the next heavy rainstorm:
- Regularly clean them to remove debris, leaves, sticks, etc., so the rainwater doesn’t get clogged
- Cut back the tree branches that extend over your gutters to help keep them out of your gutters in the first place
- Keep your roof clean so debris doesn’t fall from your roof and into your gutters
- Install a gutter guard to keep debris out so water can move freely – ask about our gutter debris system
What Kind of Gutter System Is Best for Snow?
Wide, K-style gutters are also your best bet for snowy and icy weather. Since K-style gutters sit flush against your fascia boards, they can hold more weight than traditional gutters, making them ideal for heavy snow and ice.
How Do I Protect My Gutters From Snow?
Aside from keeping your gutters clean and installing gutter guards, like you would to protect them from heavy rain, you can also install gutter reinforcements to prepare for winter. Without gutter reinforcements, snow can collect and refreeze in your gutters. This added weight can break your gutters or even cause roof damage.
Is It Easy to Replace Gutters Myself?
In short, no. Replacing gutters by yourself often requires special equipment and it can be very dangerous if you don’t have experience. Instead of tackling a DIY gutter replacement or repair project, we recommend hiring a professional like our team here at Larry Haight’s Residential Roofing.
Which Kind of Gutter Will Last the Longest?
We proudly install high-quality aluminum gutters, which have an average lifespan of 25 years, with proper care and maintenance. Other popular gutter materials include vinyl and galvanized stainless steel, both of which have a shorter average lifespan compared to aluminum.
Which Type of Gutter Is Best?
We’ve done the research so you don’t have to! We believe 5k-style continuous aluminum gutters are the best option for local homeowners, so that’s what we install. They are coated in a durable enamel and available in a wide variety of color options so there’s a perfect option for your home.
Why Choose Larry Haight’s Residential Roofing?
Since 1985, our team has been working with local homeowners like you, offering high-quality roofing and gutter services. We’ve worked hard over the years to fine-tune our renovation methods so you get the best possible service for a price that fits your budget.
When you hire our team for your gutter project, you can expect a high level of professionalism, honesty, and integrity, resulting in a low-stress remodeling experience from start to finish.
Schedule Your Gutter Repairs or Replacement Today
When you have an issue with your gutters, put your home in the hands of a company you can trust. To request a free estimate from our team, please call 425-881-9771 or contact us online.