Gutters are arguably the most important part of your home’s drainage system, preventing expensive water damage to your roof, siding, foundation, and more. If you’re having a new gutter installation performed, chances are you’ll have some questions about your investment. To help you know what to expect, the team at Amakua Raingutters on Oahu have shared their answers to a few of the most common questions they hear from their Honolulu customers.
Gutter Installation FAQs
What’s the Difference Between Sectional & Seamless?
Sectional gutters come in prefabricated sections, which are linked to each other when installed. Seamless gutters are custom fabricated gutters, which are cut to size for your home so there are no connection point seams. Seamless gutters are the more costly option, though they will be less likely to require repair and won’t get clogged with debris as easily as sectional models will. Consider your budget and how much time you wish to invest into maintenance.
Do I Really Need New Gutters?
Deciding between repair and replacement can be tough. You’ll know your gutters require replacement if they have been damaged from a storm, are sagging, have dents or bulges in them, or are hanging off-kilter. A professional can advise you on whether repair or replacement will be a better choice for your home, and should conduct a thorough inspection before recommending replacement. If your system is an older one, they may recommend upgrading to a newer version to get a larger return on your investment.
What Design Options Do I Have?
Since your gutters are a part of your home’s exterior, you should choose a style that blends in with the architecture to complement your curb appeal. There are plenty of stylistic options with new rain gutters, including color, gauges (thickness of the metal), size (width of the gutter), and shape.
How Do I Prevent Clogs?
Talk with your installer about leaf protection systems. These covers go on top of your gutters to keep out leaves and other debris. However, while these systems will help prevent against clogs, they are not perfect. You will still need regular gutter cleaning at least twice a year, preferably in the spring and in the fall.
The team at Amakua Raingutters has provided professional rain gutter installation to local homeowners for over a decade. They offer only the latest technology to ensure that your home gets the best gutter system and is properly protected. Contact them at (808) 258-6994 to schedule a free estimate today.