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FAQ – Gutter Boys

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  1. What are Seamless Gutters?
    • Seamless rain gutters are just as the name implies – seamless. There isn’t a break in the gutter.
  1. How do seamless gutters differ from sectional gutters?
    •  Since there is no seam, there are no leaks. This is why they are the most popular type of gutter today. The only seams are at inside and outside corners. Our seamless gutters are sealed, screwed, and guaranteed not to leak.
    • Seamless gutters are made from aluminium. They are made with a seamless gutter machine that is brought to your home by us your gutter contractor.
    • With a conventional sectional gutter system there are many sections of guttering all pieced together by snap-in-place connectors. Over time these sections form leaks in the seams and can cause wood rot behind the gutter.
  1. What are the advantages of Seamless Gutters?

Advantages of seamless rain gutters:

    • Greatly reduces the possibility of leaks
    • Eliminates unsightly seams
    • Baked on enamel finish never needs painting
    • Formed on the job for exact measurements
    • All jobs usually completed in one day
    • Protects the beauty of your home
    • Many colours to choose from
    • Baked on paint-especially on the inside of the gutter, makes these gutters last much longer than previously used traditional galvanized gutters
  1. When is it necessary to replace gutters?
    • If the exterior of your house has mold or peeling paint, it could be a sign that your gutters need fixing or replacing.
    • Clogged downspouts and debris in gutters can cause them to pull away or sag from the home. They may not be pitched correctly, leaving standing water that attracts insects and mold.
    • When it comes to keeping leaves out of your gutters and downspouts, there is no reason to spend hundreds or even thousands of rands to solve this common problem.  There are many new and expensive gimmicks on the market today. Gutter Boyz Seamless Gutters can solve these problems without spending all your hard earned money!
    • Other signs that the gutters may not be working correctly are cracks in the foundation of the house or water in the basement. Clogged gutters can cause water build-up, forcing it to overflow and causing water build-up around the foundation.
    • In any of these situations, getting a gutter professional such as Gutter Boyz Seamless Gutters to assess the problem is the best step you can take to correcting your problem.
  1. Are colours available?
    • Yes. A wide variety of colours are available for standard seamless gutters. The high quality baked enamel finish never needs painting.
    • Gutter Boys Seamless Gutters takes pride in the small details such as matching colours for gutters and downspouts, and making sure the screws are painted to blend in on the downspouts.
    • Please peruse our Colour Chart to choose the colour of your choice.
  1. How are they installed?
    • Gutter Boys will arrive at your home with a seamless gutter machine. Each gutter is measured and cut to specific measurements, then screwed to the home.
    • One of the most important aspects of installation is a proper pitch to the gutter so fine debris and water flow and drain properly.
    • Gutter Boys carefully assesses the situation to find the best location to direct runoff away from your house.
    • Gutter Boys uses hidden hangers which interlock into the gutter for a cleaner look.  We also space the hangers closely to offer more strength and durability against the weight of water and debris.
    • At Gutter Boys, aesthetics is one of the important parts of installation.
  1. How do I get and estimate?

To get a FREE estimate today call 083 391 7802  or go to our Contact Us page and fill out the contact form.  You can also e-mail us at info@gutterboys.co.za  and we will get back to you soonest.