Professional Gutter Installation for the Keller & Flower Mound Area
Many homeowners don’t know that the way rain gutters are installed dramatically impacts their long term efficacy. There are many ways to install rain gutters, but in order to ensure your gutter system protects your home from wood rot, foundation issues, land erosion, and other concerns, they need to be installed correctly. The Platinum Gutters team promises to properly install and secure your gutters, help you select the right material and style of gutter, and do everything we can to make the gutter installation process completely painless.
Properly Installed Gutters
The first mistake that some gutter installation agencies make is installing gutters on top of the “drip edge” called roof flashing. This is a faster installation method, but it also allows water to run off the roof and drip between the gutter system and the fascia, a straight board that runs directly below the roof supporting roof tiles and guttering. In many cases, water that seeps between the gutter and fascia is able to sit on the wooden fascia leading to rot, mold, and other costly water damage down the line. We always properly install gutter systems behind the roof flashing, so the only place for the water to run is down the gutter system where it belongs.
Properly Secured Downspouts
Downspouts are the vertical parts of the gutter that do the heavy lifting carrying water down the side of your home and away from the foundation. To keep the downspout functioning effectively without leaking or coming free from the house, they must be adequately secured to the sides of the home using straps. Many companies attach downspouts to mortar rather than brick as this is a faster option. However, mortar deteriorates which will allow the downspouts to loosen, leak, or fall.
The Difference is Platinum
Our team is passionate about always offering services that will stand the test of time, look great, and function flawlessly. That’s why Platinum Gutters always installs our systems behind the drip edge, places gutter hangers every two feet to ensure adequate support, and properly anchor downspouts to prevent leaks and other issues. We don’t just meet the industry standard for materials and installation, we exceed them. We stand behind our work offering a limited warranty for your gutter system. We are confident in the work we do, and want you to be just as confident. Get started with Platinum Gutters by scheduling your free estimate today. Have questions you’d like answered right away? Don’t hesitate to call our knowledgeable team.
Gutter System Styles
We always recommend seamless gutters rather than the old fashioned, minimally effective sectional variety. Seamless gutters are available in a number of styles including K-style or Ogee gutters, half-round gutters, box gutters, and straight face gutters. Currently, the standard set for residential guttering is a five inch, K-style, seamless system crafted from high quality aluminum.
The Benefit of Seamless Gutters
If you’ve ever seen a home with sectional guttering, you likely also noticed sagging sections, parts that were broken free from the home, and other issues related to this old fashioned system. Seamless gutters are not only less likely to leak or sag, they are crafted on-site to ensure they are perfect for your home. That means seamless gutters also offer a seamless fit tailored to any home that will last for decades.
Why we Recommend Aluminum Gutters
Aluminum is the most affordable and longest lasting material for gutter systems, so it’s no surprise it’s also the most popular option. Aluminum gutter systems offer cost savings up front and over time. The initial cost of installation is significantly lower than other materials, but the long-term savings are exponential. In addition to having reduced maintenance costs since aluminum doesn’t rust and we use seamless materials, the value of a properly functioning gutter system in reduced home maintenance over the years cannot be measured. Your initial investment improve your long-term home investment, maintenance fees, and property values.
K-Style or Ogee Gutters Systems VS. Other Gutter System Styles
K-style gutters are our preferred style at Platinum Gutters, and they are the industry standard as well. Most residential homes now utilize K-style gutters. They have a higher capacity of water than rounded gutters, they have a stylish appearance, and they are less likely to leak or clog than other types of gutters. Over years of water impact, square or half-round gutters are likely to warp or bend, but the unique K-style gutter shape leads to minimal impact preventing bends or warping.
Choosing the Right Gutter Size
We determine the size of a K-style gutter by measuring the back to the front of the widest part of the gutter. The size of gutter will depend on the size of your home, slope of your roof, average rain and snow fall in your area, and other determining factors.
We most often use five inch K-style guttering. This is the right option for most homes, and this is the industry standard for home rain gutters. Five inches may not sound like much, but when properly installed, they can handle almost any amount of water runoff. You can improve the efficacy of five inch gutter systems by combining them with three by four inch downspouts which decrease the likelihood of clogs, warping out the downspouts, or breaking away.
In rare cases typically for larger homes and garages, we may recommend six inch gutter systems instead. If your home has a roof made from tile or metal, we may need to use a six inch guttering system to ensure the rain water is properly directed. Larger roofs produce heavier water drainage and need larger gutters to capture and drain water effectively. Like five inch guttering systems, we utilize three by four inch downspouts to ensure maximum drainage and significantly reduce the likelihood of clogging. Six inch gutter systems are able to direct even large quantities of water away from your home. Additionally, we may encourage you to choose accessories like splash blocks, gutter covers, or downspout extensions to ensure the best results.
Platinum Gutters Will Find the Perfect Gutter System for Your Home
Our IdeaGuys and the entire Platinum Gutters team have years of training and experience in choosing the highest quality, most effectively functioning gutter systems for every home. Whether you’re in need of gutter replacement or a brand new installation, our team is here to help. We proudly serve Keller, Flower Mound, & the surrounding areas. Please contact our team to schedule your complimentary price estimate today.