Gutters: when, what, why and how they work!

Downspouts & Leaders Westchester NY

When was the rain gutter invented?

  • 1960 – 1965: Seamless aluminum gutter machines were invented. Changing the way gutters were produced.

What is the purpose of a gutter?

  • A rain gutter’s main purpose is to funnel water off the roof and away from the home.

What is a gutter made out of?

  • Because of the strength and lighter weight of aluminum as compared to steel, copper and other metals, about 70% of gutters in the U.S. are made of aluminum today.

How do gutters to the housework?

  • When downspouts function properly, they receive water from your gutters, carry it down the side of your home, then propel it into a rain barrel or away from your home. Gutter and downspouts work together very specifically to keep rainwater from damaging your home’s siding, roof, and foundation.

What are the different types of rain gutters?

Basic Types of Guttersk style gutters seamless gutters westchester ny

  • K-style gutters have flat bottoms and backs, and the front side of the gutter usually has a decorative shape, such as a curve or ogee, that mimics crown molding. …
  • Half-round gutters are exactly what the name suggests: half-round tubes. …
  • Aluminum.
  • Copper.
  • Seamless Aluminum.
  • Steel.half round gutters
  • Vinyl.
  • Zinc.

Why is it important to have gutters?

  • When gutters aren’t functioning properly, rainwater runs the roof of a home and collects on the ground this can lead to flooding or other damage to the home’s foundation.

Heavy rains can result in standing pools of water, which can cause a multitude of problems. Gutters protect your home and property.

What is a seamless gutter?

  • Seamless gutters, made of aluminum, galvanized steel or copper and are extruded to custom lengths on site using a portable machine. But, as you might have guessed, seamless gutters must be installed by a contractor. Sizes and shapes.

Sizes and shapes. Most gutters come in several sizes and shapes called profiles. These include U shapes as well K configurations, in which the ogee-shaped front looks like the letter K. At George’s Seamless gutters we off both standard and oversized gutters. Oversized gutters make sense for larger homes particularly in leafy areas help minimize clogs.

Our Customers

  • “We had just moved to Rockland and our house needed a lot of work. Gutters were on the top of the list as the yard kept flooding. George's team came out the day we called offered solutions and even gave me options. He provided an estimate for each option and even suggested some cost-effective solutions to the drainage issues we had. We set a date for my repair and gutter installation the gutters were up fast. They work and look great! Thanks!”

    Tom B.,Gutter Installation - Rockland
  • “This gutter company is awsome. From my first call to the completion of the job they never were anything but professional and really very nice guys too-boot. Everyone on the team was courteous, professional, and the work they did was top quality. They cleaned up the job site and even helped clean some debris off my roof I could not have gotten to myself safely. I have already recommended George to a friend who also hired George.”

    Ellen P.,Gutter Installation - Rockland County

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