GUTTERS & water management
Pinnacle Roofing’s Omaha gutter installation professionals install all gutter system types; steel gutters, aluminum gutters, copper gutters, and commercial box style. The gutters are fabricated on the jobsite by feeding an aluminum or steel coil through a machine to give the gutter its shape. Our systems installed in Omaha have seamless gutters and hidden hangers for a sleek appearance. Gutters on residential homes come in 5”or 6” width. In most situations a 5” gutter is more than adequate. Downspouts come in either 2”x 3” and 3”x4”; Pinnacle Roofing installs the larger 3×4 downspouts unless specified otherwise.
Over the years our Omaha gutter installation team has been commonly asked which gutter material is best (between aluminum and steel). We prefer aluminum in most situations, but have also recommended steel in certain applications. Below we have listed some of the pros and cons of each material choice.
Aluminum gutters are installed most often by our Omaha gutter installation experts because they do not rust, are light weight, and do not need to be painted. The biggest drawback to aluminum is they can dent fairly easy and potentially sag if they get clogged.
Aluminum gutters are installed most often, because they do not rust, are light weight, and do not need to be painted. The biggest drawback to aluminum is they can dent fairly easy and potentially sag if they get clogged.
Steel gutters are more rigid than aluminum gutters. They need to be primed and painted after being installed, so they are more expensive than aluminum gutters. Because steel gutters are more rigid than aluminum they do not dent or bend easily. The biggest drawback to steel is that they can rust over time and will need to be painted every 5-10 years. Many new construction homes install steel because the house needs to get painted anyway and steel is usually less than aluminum for the material cost; pricing depends on economic factors for both materials.
Copper gutters are installed mostly on historic homes and in most cases need to be custom bent. Copper has been used for centuries and is an incredibly durable material. As most are aware, copper is very expensive, but has an aesthetically striking appearance.
Properly functioning gutter systems will protect a home for many years when maintained seasonally. Gutters tend to get clogged with debris and leaves, especially during the fall, which makes the spring an ideal time to schedule an inspection. A clogged gutter can cause a number of issues to your home. Clogged gutters cause water to pool in one area, which can cause the gutter to sag, damage the soffit and fascia boards, and in some cases lead to leaks in the foundation and or leaks into the home.
You can check the performance of your gutter system by waiting for a rainy day. Take a look at the downspouts and ensure that water is emptying freely into the downspouts. Also, check around the perimeter of the home for water emptying over the gutter. If the downspout isn’t draining, and the water is leaking over the edges, you most likely need to spend some time clearing out your gutter system from debris.
If you are tired of cleaning your gutters out each season, ask us about our Omaha gutter guards. There are three basic types of guards available on the market each at differing price points:
Full and/or seamless gutter guards
A number of different products are available on the market in this style of gutter guard. This gutter guard is the most expensive (about twice the price of Gutter Rx), because it is made from more rigid materials, is seamless, and takes longer to install. This system has no holes on the top of the guard, and instead drains through a slot on the front face. In the right application, this can be the perfect gutter solution, as the color can be ordered to match the gutters (great aesthetics) and the system has little chance of every clogging.
Mesh & plastic gutter guards
This is the least expensive option and is available for purchase at most home supply stores. This is our least favorite option, as debris tends to get caught in between the holes in the mesh and over time ends up clogging the gutters. We have also noticed that over time the screens can come loose or start to bend down into the gutter trough because they are so lightweight.
Aluminum Gutter Guards
This style features aluminum gutter sections with small holes. This is the most common gutter guard that we install in Omaha. The holes are large enough to allow water to flow into the gutter, but small enough to prevent debris from getting through. The guards are screwed onto the gutter so they will not easily be moved. And finally, the price works with most customers’ budget for gutter guards. We recommend the Gutter Rx brand, which is pictured below.
LEED Accredited Professional BD+C -Training in sustainable building practices
Chief Building Certified – Training in the installation of commercial metal buildings
OSHA 10 hour training- Training in proper job site safety practices
IKO Shield Pro Plus Contractor- Adheres to install manual guidelines for manufacturer and participates in their exclusive Contractor program.
Certainteed Master Shingle Program – Completed Manufacturer test on proper shingle installation applications and adheres to install manual guidelines.
Malarkey Certified Residential Contractor- Completed Manufacturer test on proper shingle installation applications and adheres to install manual guidelines.
Over the years, Pinnacle Roofing has built relationships with manufacturers, and suppliers that providing quality materials and services. Many of our customers rely upon our knowledge base to pick the right product or service. A few of our trusted partners are listed below:
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