GUTTER INSTALLATION AND REPAIR EXPERTS
Providing Kitchener, Waterloo & GTA Homes with Quality Rain Gutter Installation & Repair Services
Ensuring your gutters are functioning properly is a necessity to protect your home and property. Choosing to install new gutters can also update the look of your home. Gutters accent your roof and provide additional curb appeal while performing their underlying duty. Old, worn out gutters can make even the most beautiful homes look drab and dull, but with a new gutter installation from Northern Advantage Exteriors, your home can be stylish, functional and protected.
If you need a simple gutter repair or it’s time for a rain gutter replacement, our team of experts can take care of all of the hard work for you and ensure your refurbished or new gutters will protect your home for years to come.
If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about your gutters very often. However, proper gutter installation is essential because it prevents water damage to your home. Gutters collect rainwater that falls onto your roof so that it doesn’t roll off and puddle next to your home’s foundation. Since there are about 2,000 gallons of water in 1 inch of rain, it can cause structural damage if it’s not properly directed away from your foundation. For this reason, it’s crucial to call a gutter expert if you see rainwater flowing over the side of your roof or notice that your gutter system isn’t draining properly.
At Northern Advantage Exteriors, we want to ensure that your gutter system will protect your home. We can send out a gutter expert to determine the issue and recommend the best replacement solution. Then, we’ll remove the old system and install a brand-new one. Ultimately, our high-quality gutter replacement services will improve the structural integrity and value of your home.
HOME GUTTER REPAIR
Faulty gutters can lead to excess moisture from rain, sleet or snow that can pool in your gutters, walkways, driveway and yard. An abundance of standing water so close to your home can slowly leak into your foundation and basement. This can cause extensive damage, lead to safety concerns and even a decline in your home’s value if not remedied. It’s vital to take care of gutter problems as soon as you notice them, and it’s also why we recommend an annual gutter inspection to address problems quickly.
EMERGENCY GUTTER REPAIR
Heavy rain and strong winds can put a lot of extra stress on your gutters. If you’ve had a bad rainstorm in your area recently, your gutters may have sustained damage from these extreme elements. Fallen tree limbs can cause gutter damage, too.
When your gutters sustain major damage, you might need an emergency gutter repair. Emmons always has a trained professional on standby to address emergency needs. Whether or not it’s an emergency, getting your gutter system repaired as soon as possible will prevent small issues from getting worse. It may even help you avoid the need for a new gutter installation.
Common Types of Gutter Damage
- Sagging Gutters
- Loose Brackets
- Leaking Gutters
- Water Spilling Over Edges
- Blocked Downspouts
- Incorrect Slope
- Ice Dams
- Rotted Fascia
TYPES OF RAIN GUTTER INSTALLATION
Northern Advantage Exteriors provides a variety of popular gutter styles and colors, and you can also choose from durable materials such as:
Standard Aluminum Gutters
As the most popular gutter solution for all types of homes, standard aluminum gutters are flexible yet durable. This material can handle the worst that weather throws at it, and the gutter installation process is straightforward. If you need aluminum gutter repairs or replacements in the future, the gutter experts at Emmons are here to help.
Seamless Aluminum Gutters
To enhance the appearance of your home while taking advantage of the benefits of aluminum, a seamless aluminum gutter installation is the way to go. With the seamless design, your gutters will blend into the existing architecture of your home so that you get the benefits of aluminum without taking away from your home’s elegance.
Half Round Gutters
When space around your home is limited, half-round gutters can provide the durability that you need. This type of gutter installation can be a great accent and takes up as little space as possible while providing optimal drainage. The small width is usually easier to keep clean, so you’ll experience fewer problems in rainy weather.
To stand out from other homes in your neighborhood, consider an eye-catching copper gutter installation. This material resists bad weather and moisture damage and is the ideal solution when you want reliable function and beautiful form. Emmons gutter experts can install a variety of affordable copper gutter styles.
Install Gutter Guards or Leafguards for Superior Protection
If you’re tired of pulling out the ladder and cleaning your home’s gutters regularly, consider the benefits of gutter guards. They also eliminate the risk of damage to your home’s foundation due to water pooling. This gutter addition fits seamlessly into your existing gutter system to provide added strength, durability, and protection.
WHY CHOOSE EMMONS TO REPLACE YOUR GUTTERS?
Northern Advantage Exteriors is a trusted contractor for new gutter installation projects across Kitchener, Waterloo and Great Toronto Area. We’re fully insured and licensed to serve homeowners in both states. Our technicians can install a gutter system on any size home and ensure that it will protect that home for years to come. Our focus on quality craftsmanship makes it possible for us to equip your home with durable and reliable gutters.
We strive to provide excellent customer service. Are you unsure about which gutter style will work best on your home? Our design specialists are happy to explain the options and give you an honest recommendation. We’re here to walk you through the options and deliver the best installation experience possible.
SECTIONAL VS SEAMLESS GUTTER INSTALLATION
The two main types of gutter systems are sectional and seamless. The basic difference is that sectional gutters are installed in small sections, while seamless gutters are made from a single piece. No matter which type you choose for your home, Northern Advantage Exteriors can handle your gutter replacement or new installation.
Standard Sectional Gutters
Fitting together in sections, sectional gutters are the standard for most homes. They easily connect to create a system that wraps your home in protection. They come in a variety of materials, including aluminum, steel and vinyl. In general, non-steel gutters are ideal because steel is more likely to rust. Also, aluminum and vinyl gutters don’t require paint maintenance.
Referred to as continuous, soldered or sheet metal gutters, a seamless gutter installation removes the potential for failures because the gutters are made from a single coil of aluminum. Because of this design, seamless gutters are easier to install and less likely to fall apart than sectional gutters. In addition, the material is covered in a coating that prevents erosion, mold and rot.
Gutter Installation Process
Northern Advantage Exteriors, we aim to make the entire gutter installation experience easy. From the first time we discuss your gutter installation or replacement project we’ll be available to answer any questions you may have about materials and drainage plans. Learn more about the steps of our installation process.
- Initial Consultation
During this step, you’ll get to see the styles and materials available so that you can make informed choices. We’ll also learn as much as possible about your home in order to provide an accurate estimate. Call us today to start your project.
- Measure and Prepare
After you choose the style and materials for your new gutter installation, we’ll send an expert to your home to measure your roof. We’ll inspect the fascia and soffits to determine if any of them need to be replaced. This step is necessary because all of these features work together to protect your home from rainwater. With the measurements in hand, we can prepare the sectional or seamless gutters to fit around your roof.
- Gutter Removal and Installation
If our gutter experts are replacing old gutters we’ll need to remove them before we install the new system. We’ll repair or replace any damaged fascia or soffits at this point too. Then, the team will hang the new gutters with the correct slope, fastening them to the fascia. Lastly, we’ll install the downspouts and secure them to your home with brackets to keep them in place.
After our technicians complete your gutter installation, we’ll check in with you to ensure that your experience was satisfactory. This follow-up is part of our commitment to providing outstanding customer service.
GUTTER INSTALLATION COST FACTORS
Whether or not you’re on a budget, it’s helpful to consider the factors that affect the cost of a new gutter installation before you start the project. The square footage of your home is one of the biggest factors. Generally, the bigger that your roof is, the longer your gutter system will need to be and the more the project will cost.
The materials and type of gutters are other major factors that will affect how expensive your project is. While sectional and seamless gutters are about the same price, seamless gutters may be slightly more. Keep in mind that choosing aluminum or vinyl materials will cost less than copper and steel. A gutter system requires connecting features, such as brackets and elbows, to properly function. Additionally, installing underground downspouts or extra drainage will cost more than standard downspouts that drain into your yard.
Another factor to consider is that replacing an old gutter system will require additional labor compared to simply installing a new system. Northern Advantage Exteriors factors the time and work that our technicians will do into your gutter installation estimate. Contact us today to get started!