cleaning gutter and roof from leaves,snow and ice
gutter micro guard
drip edge flashing
5" & 6" gutter installation and repairing
gutter and roof de icing cable installation
Rain gutters and downspouts are necessary to keep the foundation of your home or business free from water. Rain gutters do this by directing the water away from the base of your structure to avoid foundation erosion and rotting of any wood surfaces on your home or business.
5″ K-Style Rain Gutters
The 5″ K-Style rain gutters are the most common system used in residential applications today. They are fabricated from high-quality aluminum materials that make them strong and durable. K-Style rain gutters can be installed with many different installation options and colors.
6″ K-Style Rain Gutters
A 6″ used on larger homes and commercial buildings. Larger roofs that drain large amounts of water need a gutter system that can catch and drain the rain water more quickly. 6 inch gutters are paired with 3×4 inch downspouts. This option is available in painted aluminum, galvanized steel, painted steel, and copper
WHERE THE PROBLEM OCCURS
Builders often install a shadow board, which is a 1×3 inch board installed under the drip edge, for aesthetics. This shadow board makes it impossible to install the gutter properly under the drip edge and rain water leaks behind the gutters. This is the number one problem homes have with their gutter systems and occurs on about 50% of homes.
INDICATIONS OF A POTENTIAL PROBLEM
When rain falls on the roof, surface tension makes it follow the contour of the fascia board and the shadow board. The major indicator of this occurring is black streaks down your fascia board. This can quickly and easily lead to fascia board rot.
THE SOLUTION is: DRIP EDGE flashing
Drip Edge flashing solves the problem of water leaking behind the gutters. It slides under your existing drip edge, acting as an extension that allows the water to flow down into the gutter, and preventing rain water from leaking behind the gutter.
MicroGuard gutter screen features the latest in micro-filtration technology providing superior leaf protection. Its angled micro-perforations effectively block large debris from sticking to the screen while efficiently clearing water into the gutter. The filter features a raised, stepped groove to prevent water from splashing back underneath roof shingles.
The new MicroGuard does not penetrate shingles and won’t violate roofing material warranties. Each four foot section is easy to install requiring only three zip screws guaranteeing secure and maintenance-free leaf protection. The sections are made of sturdy 032 gauge aluminum and have 2000 holes per lineal foot to maximize drainage.
Did You Know That If Your Gutters Are Clogged, Your Home Is At Risk?
Rain, melting snow and ice will bring water back into your house causing mold and rot damage to your roof, exterior doors and windows. A blocked gutter will send water where it doesn’t belong. In fact, a clogged gutter is worse than no gutter at all!
How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters?
We recommend twice a year
Late spring to Late Summer
Your gutters accumulate winter debris and at this time of year when pollen is in the air, it can clog your gutters and provide a perfect breeding ground for mosquito larva. Also, summer is full of thunderstorms, strong winds and even drought. All this contributes to large amount of leaves, sticks and debris in your gutters.
Early to Late Fall
This is the time of year that leaves quickly accumulate in your gutters when they fall off the trees. This can be a guessing game of waiting for most of the leaves to be off the trees, but not waiting too long so that the gutters freeze with the leaves in them.
Rain gutters can have a hard time with our harsh winters with all the snow we receive each year, your rain gutters can become frozen and damaged, causing big drainage problems during the winter and spring months.
Our rain gutter snow and ice melt systems have a self-regulating roof heating cable that is designed for all New England residential and commercial freeze protection applications. The self-regulating design allows for safety and ease of cut-to-length installation.
The roof heating cables will regulate heat output automatically in response to changes in temperature. For example, if the temperature falls, the heat output increases and if the temperature increases, the heat output will decrease.
fascia wrap/board replacment
An important part of the installation of new gutters, the replacement of old gutters, and leaf protection systems is the condition of fascia board and fascia wrap.
In most cases, gutters are attached to what is known in the building trade as a “fascia board”, or more commonly known as “trim”. If these boards are badly weathered or rotted out, they must be replaced prior to the installation of new gutters. We recommend replacing rotting boards and replacing fascia wrap when necessary. This is one of the services we offer.
Rotted wood is often found in homes that have been without gutters or that have poorly installed gutters, being the result of years of water dripping from the roof or behind the gutters.
soffit repair and installation
Soffits and fascia are parts of the home that are particularly susceptible to water, storm and animal damage. The qualified carpenters at budget home improvement have years of experience in fascia and soffit repair. In addition to making your roof overhang look like new, we will identify and fix whatever caused the damage in the first place (things like ice damming, clogged gutters, improper gutter pitch, etc.). we guarantee 100% satisfaction.
A good chimney cap not only keeps sparks from getting out, and onto nearby trees or grass, it also keeps rain, leaves, and debris from getting in. Water is a home’s worst enemy, and dried leaves in your flue can obstruct the draft and cause fires in places you don’t want them. Cleaning leaves from a cap is far easier than taking them out of the flue.
Chimneys can look like attractive nesting spots for animals, too. It’s a warm and safe spot to hide from predators. Choose a cap with grating or mesh to keep the critters from hiding in your chimney, and eventually your home!
Increasing Life Expectancy
Improve the draft and make your fireplace work better with a quality cap for your chimney. You can even choose a draft enhancing option to get the best draft possible.
Experts agree that having a properly installed chimney cap can extend the life of your chimney and fireplace. The price is reasonable compared to the value they provide. They are far cheaper than a chimney replacement, a flue repair, or a pest removal specialist!
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