SYRACUSE GUTTER PROS FAQS
Q: How much does it cost to have guttering cleaned?
A: It’s recommended that gutters are cleaned at least twice a year. Most roofline tradesmen charge around $150 per day and for cleaning gutters around an average-sized semi-detached house, you’re looking at 4-8 hours worth of work depending upon the ease of access and how badly the gutters needed cleaning.
Q: How often should gutters be cleaned?
A: How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters? Speaking in general terms, you should make a point of cleaning your gutters at least twice a year. Depending on what sort of foliage you have near your home (such as pine trees), you may want to clean once every three months.
Q: Can I clean my gutters myself?
A: To clean gutters by hand, you’ll need a ladder, bucket, gutter scoop (or garden trowel), and heavy-duty work gloves. Little by little, take out the leaves and debris, placing what you remove into the bucket. Finally, flush the gutters and downspout with water until you are certain both are functioning properly.
Q: Should I repair or replace gutters?
A: You probably need to replace your gutter if…
There are lots of little repairs that must be made. If your gutters are riddled with cracks, holes, or rust spots throughout, then your best bet is to replace the entire guttering system.
Q: Can dented gutters be repaired?
A: If the dent is large you may have to drill several holes along the dent in order to repair the entire area. You can then fill the holes with an aluminum filler or rivets. Don’t forget to seal the area with caulking. If the gutter is collapsed or crushed, the gutter will have to be replaced.
Q: Can you install gutters yourself?
A: Without them, water would erode the soil around the foundation, splash dirt onto the siding, and likely leak into the basement or crawlspace. Gutters are most often installed by professionals, but there’s no reason you can’t do it yourself.
Q: How much does it cost to get gutters?
A: Typically, professionally installed aluminum seamless gutters cost $10-12 per linear foot. So if you need to install 150 ln. ft. of gutters and downspouts, you will be spending about $1,500-1,800.
Q: Is gutter installation difficult?
A: In reality, gutter installation is complicated, and it takes skill and experience to size the gutters properly, space the hangers correctly, make sure the pitch is accurate, then fit and screw/caulk all the components together securely.
Q: How long do gutters last in a house?
A: 20 years
Typically, galvanized steel or aluminum gutters have an average life expectancy of 20 years, while copper gutters can last as long as 50 years. By inspecting and cleaning your gutters twice a year you should be able to identify any issues before they turn into major problems
Q: Which is better vinyl or aluminum gutters?
A: Aluminum gutters are more durable than vinyl gutters. They will not sag and can last 20 or more years in most climates. Coastal areas may cause corrosion in aluminum gutters because of exposure to moisture and salt. However, heavy snow, hail, and wind can cause aluminum gutters to become dented or even damaged.