How Many Downspouts Do I Need?

How Many Downspouts Do I Need?

Many homeowners want as few downspouts as possible for various reasons. For some it is budget, for some it is aesthetics. The most common residential downspout is 2”x 3” and will handle 600 sq. ft. of roof. That is not to say that all 600 sq.ft. roof sections are the same. A roof with a… Continue Reading

Do I Need Gutters on the Upper Story?

Do I Need Gutters on the Upper Story?

A common question that I get from customers is whether or not the upper story of their home needs gutters Although there is no patent answer, there are signs to look for that might suggest guttering your upper roof. Is there splash-back on your siding? Splash-back happens when rain water draining off the upper roof… Continue Reading

Do I Need Drip Edge?

Do I Need Drip Edge?

Whenever I give a potential customer an estimate, drip edge is part of the checklist. Does the home have drip edge? If it does, I usually don’t have any further discussion with the homeowner about it. If it doesn’t have drip edge, the homeowner usually wants to know if they need it and how much… Continue Reading

Do I Need to Replace My Gutters?

Do I Need to Replace My Gutters?

Many times, specifically during the summer months, I will get a call from someone saying that they need to replace their gutters, only to arrive and find out that there is nothing major wrong with their gutter system or that the problem they are having is not related to their gutter install. Alaska Premier Gutters… Continue Reading

Assess Gutter Needs for New Construction

Assess Gutter Needs for New Construction

New construction is an area where homeowners should really start to assess their gutter needs. Most builders, and I mean the large majority of them, will only install gutters in the “minimum areas” which includes over the entryway, around the garage, and maybe over the back door on a deck. The biggest problem with doing… Continue Reading

Preventing Gutter Freeze

Preventing Gutter Freeze

Light and airy crystal snowflakes dancing down from the wintertime sky; sounds like a picture-perfect image of the season, right? That’s only until those snowflakes end up in your gutters and cause a nightmare of roof and gutter damage. Here are some ways winter weather causes gutter freeze and how to prevent it. Ice Collection… Continue Reading

Ensuring Your Gutters are Draining Properly

Ensuring Your Gutters are Draining Properly

There are a lot of tragedies that could be committed if gutters aren’t installed properly. When water is blocked from flowing correctly through downspouts, the consequences could include roof damage, erosion, siding damage, and far worse. We’ve created a guide to understanding the importance of gutter pitch in home installation so this doesn’t happen to… Continue Reading

Unique Ideas for Repurposing Gutters

Unique Ideas for Repurposing Gutters

A lot of people are unversed in do-it-yourself gutterdom. They either don’t want to deal with repairing faulty gutters or they choose to hang onto them like an eye sore. Did you know that you can repurpose these gutters into household items? Check out our list of alternative gutter uses below. Thwart Stray Animals It… Continue Reading