We Know Gutters
At Knot Just Decks, we know gutters.
We’ve been installing gutters for more than 25 years. Whether you’re needing a single 5-inch, 6-inch or even 7-inch gutter for your shed, or thousands of feet of seamless gutters for your commercial property, we can handle it. And with our wide range of colors to choose from, matching your existing home or building has never been easier.
The Humble Rain Gutter
If ever there was a building component that’s purely functional, it’s a rain gutter. If fact, most homeowners do not fully appreciate the humble rain gutter until there’s a problem. But left unattended, a gutter problem can cause some series damage to your structure.
Gutters direct water away from your home’s exterior walls, windows, doors, and foundation. Without them, destructive moisture can quickly make its way into your home or commercial building.
Cleaning your gutters once or twice a year will enhance the longevity of your gutter system. However, most gutters will still need to be repaired or replaced eventually in order to effectively protect your home.
Time for a Replacement?
You’ll want to check your gutters at least once a year, preferably on a dry, sunny day. Here are five warning signs that your gutter system needs to be replaced:
1. Cracks or splits of any kind. Small cracks in your gutters may not seem like a big issue, and they’re easy to overlook. But small cracks will inevitably become big ones. Failure to attend to small cracks will eventually result in further damage to the gutters. This, in turn, can damage the fascia boards behind the gutters as well as the shingles above the gutters.
2. Peeling paint and/or flecks of rust. Your gutter’s paint is designed to withstand typical wear and tear throughout the seasons. Peeling paint or flecks of rust are generally an indicator that water is continuously present. This could mean that water is not draining through the gutter or that cracks or other damage may be present.
3. Pools of water or signs of mildew around your home’s foundation. Gutters are intentionally designed to keep water flowing away from your home’s foundation. So if you notice pools of water or signs of mildew near the foundation, your gutters are not working as they should. The problem could be as simple as a clog or as complex as a defect in your gutter system. But left unattended, the water can easily cause foundation damage, resulting in costly, time-consuming repairs.
4. Water marks directly beneath the gutters. Water damage or water marks directly beneath the gutter indicate that water is leaking or otherwise escaping the gutter. This type of water intrusion can damage your soffit and fascia board.
5. Gutters sagging or pulling away from the house. Needless to say, this is one of the easiest ways to tell you need a gutter replacement. Gutters should never sag or pull away from the structure. If they do, that means they’re full of water. A full gutter could be caused by debris blockage or it could indicate that your gutter system may not be appropriate for the home.
The LEAF TERMINATOR®
Want to eliminate gutter cleaning forever? The Leaf Terminator® is your answer!
The Leaf Terminator’s patented and interlocking design works to keep gutters clear and free-flowing by keeping leaves and debris out. Made of 100% quality aluminum, the Leaf Terminator is easily installed over existing gutters.
How effective is it?
The Leaf Terminator underwent some of the most rigorous testing by PRI, a national and global leader in testing and evaluation for the paving, roofing, and industrial markets. These tests confirmed that the Leaf Terminator will not only prevent leaves and debris from entering your gutters, but it also can process up to 22 inches of rainfall per hour and withstand winds up to 110 mph.
When You’re Ready, Call Us
When you’ve decided it’s time for a new gutter system, call our knowledgeable staff. We can assist you in picking the right size gutter and downspout for your application. We offer a no-pressure free (and hassle-free) quote.
And for you do-it-yourselfers, we offer job site run-offs. You provide the measurements and choose the color. We’ll bring you the material and run it to your specified length, ready for you to install. What could be easier?