Gutters & Downspouts

How to Choose Gutters for Your Home

Susan asks, “We plan to install gutters on our home. What type do you recommend?”

If it’s not a DIY project, I would go with seamless aluminum gutters that are made on site to any length. Request the heaviest gauge guttering available, and use the larger size downspouts to reduce the chance of clogging.

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Using a garden trowel to clean gutters

How to Clean and Repair Gutters

Maintaining gutters and downspouts is one of the most often overlooked jobs around the house. It is also one of the most important, since clogged or leaking gutters can quickly lead to rotten fascia boards, peeling paint, or worse. Read on to find out how.

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Replacing a loose gutter spike with a gutter screw.

How to Replace Gutter Spikes with Gutter Screws

Gutters are often installed using aluminum gutter spikes and ferrules which can bend easily and work loose over time. Consider replacing them with steel gutter screws.

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