Technological advances have improved almost every facet of our homes and our gutter systems are no exception. While once only available in pre-cut lengths at the hardware store (usually sold in ten-foot increments) a different option has been developed. Seamless gutters have appeared on the market and they have a few advantages over their traditional alternative.
Installing gutters on your house seems like a simple process. It isn’t rocket science. You buy them and put them up, how hard could it be?
Well, it isn’t quite that simple. Your home’s gutters perform the crucial task of diverting water away from its foundation, not something to take lightly. Many do-it-yourselfers figure this out the hard way, ending up with more than they can handle and facing costly repair work later. So before you run out to the home improvement store, here are some things to consider.
Gutter installation for a Strata Corporation can be a lucrative process for a gutter installation company. Whereas most single family home gutter installations take place in less than a day – gutter installation on most townhouse and apartment complexes can take over a week. The longer the job – the more money a gutter installation company stands to make.
Funnels and cleanouts (aka traps, catchers, or pits) are an effective way to help stop dirt and debris from clogging your home’s perimeter drainage system. The kicker – though – is that not all houses need to have funnels and cleanouts installed. [Read more…]
Why should you pay someone to install your gutters when you can save lots of money sourcing your gutter and sofit materials and do the installation yourself? Most gutter installation companies in the Lower Mainland get their materials from GenTek, KayCan, and Uppal Building supplies. Most gutter screening sold in Canada is through Alu-rex – located in Montreal, Quebec. The gutter machines themselves are largely purchased from a company located in Chilliwack – yeah it’s an hour drive – but if you want to install your own gutter – then it’s worth it. [Read more…]