Gutter Installation Information
Phoenix Home Services can help you with all your gutter needs. We install 5" or 6" gutters in all areas of Northern Virginia. Seamless gutters are the best form of gutters. Seamless Rain Gutters can be installed on your home in just one day. They may include options like screens or leaf guards. Our gutter systems are made of PVC coated aluminum. The best way to install gutters to the fascia boards of your home is not the old method of using aluminum gutter spikes and ferrules. All Phoenix Gutter Systems are fastened directly to your house with hidden hangers and screws to ensure that they are fixed tightly for good.
Seamless Gutters are the choice for most Northern Virginia home owners. Our gutter crews fabricate gutters on site to make sure there are no leaks. Our entire gutter coil is PVC coated aluminum and will last a life time without re painting. We have gutter crews that can install Gutter Filler; Gutter Filler will help protect your home from water damage in the winter. Gutters and downspouts come in two sizes, standard and over sized. Gutters collect the water away from your roof while downspouts are very important for getting the water away from your home. Along with gutter installation we can also affix PVC piping to your gutter down spots to keep water away from the foundation of your home and your basement dry. Our gutter and down spout systems come in many colors made to fit at your Northern Virginia home. We also install many different types of leaf guards and gutter helmets to keep leaves and debris out of your gutter system. Gutter installation can be done in two ways sectional or seamlessly. The sectional gutter system is a more do-it yourself method. Because of the simplicity of the snap in place sectional gutter system it causes problems for the long run. At corner and downspout junctions there is a high potential for your sectional gutters to leak; the leaks over time damage siding, trim and patios. The solution to a sectional gutter system is a seamless gutter system. There are no unsightly junctions in a seamless gutter system, making it better on the eye and preserving the beauty of your home. Seamless gutters must be installed by an experienced contractor, the good news is we work fast and most jobs are done in one day depending on the size of your home.
Why Should I Replace My Gutters?
Home Improvement isn't only about the look of your home; it's about your homes performance. Stylistically, gutters can match your homes trim, while functionally keeping water from damaging the roof or the foundation surrounding your home. If you have been noticing slow draining gutters or experienced leaks in the basement or roof, your home is most likely in need of a new gutter system. Even if you have not experienced any of these symptoms old gutter systems still need replacing. Old steel or aluminum gutters need replacement because over years of rain fall they began to rust and rot. If looks are important to you, new gutters come in a much larger variety of colors then they use to. If gutter replacement is a realistic option for your family, replacing a sectional gutter system with a seamless gutter system exponentially decreases gutter leaks in the long run. Leaks in sectional gutters can occur at any seam. Even small leaks over time can damage patios, ruin paint and even stain your siding.
Water Infiltration and Gutters
Spring time in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC is a great time to consider new gutters. In the spring, heavy rainfall occurs and without the proper gutter system installed the volume of rain can create potential for damage to your home. Water causes damage to most construction material - wood, cement plaster, and concrete. When home walls become wet, their heating capacity is also heavily impacted. Water from the roof with poorly installed gutters goes directly into the ground next to the home. Without proper drainage, it can infiltrate through the dirt and damage the foundation of the home. If this continues long enough, your foundation can begin to deteriorate and crack, causing water to eventually seep into the ground floor or basement of your home. Water infiltration is a huge problem in Northern Virginia and a new gutter system will help to mitigate that risk.
What’s The Best Gutter for Me?
After you decide that it is time to install a gutter system you must first decide the material you would like your gutters to be. The metal options include steel, aluminum, and copper. Steel and Aluminum gutters are usually around $4-8 per foot. Aluminum and steel gutters come in more than 25 different colors making them ideal for matching trim. Cooper gutters are a little more expensive, but are aesthetically pleasing. Cooper gutter usually cost around $13-$20 per foot. If you like the look of copper gutters and this is out of your price rage Alcoa makes a copper finished aluminum called Musket Brown, at only $9 per foot. Vinyl gutters are also another choice for durability. Vinyl gutters never rust or rot making them more durable than any metal gutter. Genova crafts a variety of vinyl gutters for any home. Another great manufacture of vinyl gutters is Amorimax.
Gutter variety becomes even more in depth when it comes to looking at size and shape. There are two types of gutters, U shaped and K shaped. U shaped is a round bottomed while a K shape is more angular. After deciding on a shape, gutters come in several different diameters. It is important to consider larger downspouts in heavily leafed or debris covered areas. A larger downspout will help prevent clogging. Another thing to consider if you have large trees in your yard is a mesh net or a leaf catcher above your downspouts to prevent clogging.
Phoenix Home Services can help you with any of your gutter project needs. We have gutter crews that work in Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Arlington County, and Prince William County Virginia. Phoenix also frequently works in the cities of Ashburn, Annandale, Alexandria, Burke, Clifton, Chantilly, Centreville, Dale City, Dumfries, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Great Falls, Oakton, Oak Hill, Sterling, Herndon, Falls Church, Mclean, Manassas, Manassas Park, Leesburg, Lorton, Reston, North Reston, Springfield, South Riding, Sterling, Sterling Park, Lake Ridge, Leesburg, Vienna, Sterling, and Woodbridge VA.