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Services include doors, windows, exterior siding, gutters, fibercement siding, seamless gutters and stucco replacement. Brands include Anlin, Cascade and Marvin...
License 740587 | DCID8007470272
890 Faulstich Court
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 271-8005

Serving the South Bay, East Bay and the San Francisco Peninsula

Services include seamless gutters, vinyl gutters, gutter installation, gutter protection and gutter covers. Other services include metal roofing and metal siding.
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Why Trust Diamond Certified Gutter Companies Rated Highest in Quality?
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You are the customer. If your goal is to choose a rain gutter company that will deliver high customer satisfaction and quality, you’ll feel confident in choosing a Diamond Certified rain gutter installer. Each has been rated Highest in Quality in the most accurate ratings process anywhere. And you’re always backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Here’s why the Diamond Certified ratings and certification process will help you find a top-rated gutter contractor and is unparalleled in its accuracy, rigor and usefulness:

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How to Choose
Consider These Things When Choosing Gutter Companies in San Mateo County

Rainwater will fall on the roof of a house and runs down to the ground. When there is no gutter system in place, the water will drip or stream off of the roof in unpredictable patterns which could be hazardous to people, the architecture and landscaping. Therefore, rain gutter systems were produced to collect the rainwater runoff at the edges of the roof. From there, it is channeled to places where it is safe for the water to travel to the ground....

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Rainwater will fall on the roof of a house and runs down to the ground. When there is no gutter system in place, the water will drip or stream off of the roof in unpredictable patterns which could be hazardous to people, the architecture and landscaping. Therefore, rain gutter systems were produced to collect the rainwater runoff at the edges of the roof. From there, it is channeled to places where it is safe for the water to travel to the ground.

Rain gutters are one of those objects that are essential for all homes, but we don't like the thought of trying to install them ourselves. Subsequently, we look at finding a gutter company to do the job for us. That leads us to the question of how do you find the best rain gutter companies? The fact is, gutters are pretty inexpensive for almost any house. And gutters really are your home's only protection against foundation damage, wood rot, and siding rot, as well as potential water damage in the basement.

Not all San Mateo County rain gutter companies in the major cities of Daly City, San Mateo, Redwood City, South San Francisco, and Pacifica, and the surrounding area, are alike. Even though they all carry the same brands and makes of gutters and downspouts, they all run their businesses in different manners. It would be a good idea to look at the company's website and to get a feel for the type of work they do. On the website, there should be plenty of photos of their gutter work, as well as testimonials from customers.

Rain gutter companies don't use the same installation methods either. The truth is that installing rain gutters is not near as simple as it may seem. You can also tell a sloppy installation from an expert one just by looking at the installed gutter. There must be a lot of designing and thought in a good installation. For instance, where would the water need to run off to? Is there a certain area around the house that a good place to put a downspout in?

How do you find the right company to do the work when you know that gutters are truly essential for a home? The following information will assist you in choosing a gutter system company with a gutter system for you.

Materials Used in Rain Gutter Systems
Vinyl Gutters - Vinyl gutters have several of the same benefits as aluminum gutters. They are lightweight, durable, maintenance free, rust proof and also easy to install. An added advantage of vinyl gutters is that these are even more cost effective than aluminum. It comes in many colors. Vinyl is not as good in cold climates because extreme cold can cause the vinyl to become brittle and possibly crack.

Aluminum Gutters - These gutters are lightweight, durable, and easily installed. They require very little maintenance and are also rust proof. Aluminum gutters will come in a variety of colors that will blend into or accent the decor of your house.

Stainless Steel and Copper Gutters - As with the aluminum and vinyl gutters, stainless steel and copper gutters are also durable and low maintenance. These gutters are considered attractive add-ons to the exterior of the home. The challenges that the other materials do not pose are that stainless steel and copper gutters must be installed by professionals. They are also on the expensive end of the spectrum.

Wooden Gutters - This type of gutter is mainly used for aesthetic purposes because wood is naturally more prone to rotting when it is exposed to water than are the other materials. Woods like cedar, redwood and fir are frequently used because they have built in defenses against rotting. Wooden gutters will make older house restorations look more authentic.

Finding respectable, dependable rain gutter companies is easy when you know what to look for. By taking your time, looking things over, questioning the gutter company on the phone and in person, you should have no problem in getting rain gutters installed on your house that look great and will protect it for years ahead.

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Know What You Want
Researching and Planning Before Hiring Gutter Companies in San Mateo County

With new rain gutters, some things are more costly than others to change later. Before you choose which rain gutters to install in your home in San Mateo County, there are many factors to consider.

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With new rain gutters, some things are more costly than others to change later. Before you choose which rain gutters to install in your home in San Mateo County, there are many factors to consider.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I want a Diamond Certified rain gutter installation company that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee?
  • Do I want a fully insured and bonded company that is reputable?
  • Am I looking for gutters that are aluminum, copper, vinyl, or wooden?
  • Do I want my house to stay with the same basic color scheme?
  • What is my budget for gutters for my home?
  • Are there any changes or repairs I'd like to have made before the contractors start the gutter job?
  • Do I want a company to provide gutter cleaning services on a regular basis or gutter installation on a one-time basis only?
  • Do I plan to live in this home long-term? Or is this a house I plan to sell or a rental property?
  • What personal and professional characteristics would I like my San Mateo County gutter company to have? (These may include good communication skills, starting the job on time, honesty, reliability, timeliness and cleanliness.)
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What to Ask on the Phone
What You Need to Know When Calling Gutter Companies in San Mateo County

When on the phone with San Mateo County gutter businesses, give them as  much information about your current gutter system or new gutter needs as you can. For instance, tell them if you need a new gutter and downspout system for your whole house or only certain sections. You may also want to tell them the measurements of the house on which you need the new gutter system. Thirdly, tell them if you already know the type of gutter system you are interested in or if you want their help making that decision....

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When on the phone with San Mateo County gutter businesses, give them as  much information about your current gutter system or new gutter needs as you can. For instance, tell them if you need a new gutter and downspout system for your whole house or only certain sections. You may also want to tell them the measurements of the house on which you need the new gutter system. Thirdly, tell them if you already know the type of gutter system you are interested in or if you want their help making that decision.

Ask the following questions on the phone before making an appointment for a face-to-face meeting:

  • Does the rain gutter company offer a reasonable workmanship and material warranty?
  • Does the new gutter installation company have an actual place of business, and isn't just a fly by night passing through town?
  • Does the home gutter company use and implement safety methods to keep you and the workers safe on the job?
  • Do you carry workman's compensation and liability insurance for your gutter installation crew?
  • Do you have a good reputation with the CSLB and industry associations?
  • Will your company take extra caution with landscaping, lights, etc.?
  • Has your company earned and maintained a Diamond Certified rating?
  • How long have you been installing gutter guards in San Mateo County?
  • Do you have any local San Mateo County gutter installation customer references?
  • Does your gutter company expect any payment up front?
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What to Ask in Person
Ask These Questions When Speaking in Person with San Mateo County Gutter Companies

After questioning numerous San Mateo County gutter system experts on the phone, you will want to cut down your list of prospects in San Mateo County, including the smaller towns of Atherton, Belmont, El Granada, Emerald Hills, Loma Mar, Millbrae, and Palomar Park. Visit those few remaining gutter companies in person. Consider the following questions to help you obtain important information....

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After questioning numerous San Mateo County gutter system experts on the phone, you will want to cut down your list of prospects in San Mateo County, including the smaller towns of Atherton, Belmont, El Granada, Emerald Hills, Loma Mar, Millbrae, and Palomar Park. Visit those few remaining gutter companies in person. Consider the following questions to help you obtain important information.

  1. Will all roof pitches work with your company's gutter system?
  2. Is your company's gutter system visible from the ground or are the gutters invisible to preserve my home's curb appeal?
  3. Is your company's gutters installed by a certified trained installer?
  4. Does your gutter company offer a gutter system that is made of durable material that will last for years to come without rusting or suffering from UV rays?
  5. Is the contract written in detail and does it explain all the work to be performed?
  6. Is your company's gutter system backed by a large corporation and has a strong long term history?
  7. Does the company's gutters require that someone clean the nose of the gutters occasionally to keep them functioning correctly?
  8. Does the company use and implement safety methods to keep the workers safe on the job?
  9. Does the gutter company take extra caution with landscaping, lights, etc.?
  10. Does the company's gutter system install over or under a shingle?
  11. Is your company's gutter system completely enclosed to keep out bees, wasps, and mosquitos?
  12. Is your company's gutters known for icicles or other ice problems during winter weather?
  13. How much water flow can your company's gutters handle?
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What to Ask References
Ask These Questions When Interviewing Previous Customers of San Mateo County Gutter Companies

It's best to choose a Diamond Certified gutter company because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can't pass. If you want quality from a gutter company in San Mateo County and the greater Bay Area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you'll never be fooled by fake reviews....

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It's best to choose a Diamond Certified gutter company because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can't pass. If you want quality from a gutter company in San Mateo County and the greater Bay Area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you'll never be fooled by fake reviews. That's because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.

If you can't find a Diamond Certified gutter company within reach, you'll have to do some research on your own. If you do, it's wise to call some references provided by your gutter company. Keep in mind, though, that references provided to you by the gutter company are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process. That's because references given to customers from companies are cherry-picked instead of randomly selected from all their customers. So the contractors will likely give you a few customers to call that they know are satisfied.

If you do call references on your own, specifically ask for a list of the company's 10 most recent customers in San Mateo County, including those in the cities of Daly City, San Mateo, Redwood City, South San Francisco, and Pacifica and the surrounding areas. This will help avoid them giving you the names of only customers they know were satisfied.

  1. Would you recommend this gutter system professional to your friends and family?
  2. Were you satisfied with the services from _(gutter company name)_?
  3. What type of gutter work did they do for you (aluminum, stainless steel, wooden, copper, etc…)?
  4. If you live in smaller San Mateo County towns such as Brisbane, Broadmoor Village, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Portola Valley, and Woodside, did they charge extra to travel to your home?
  5. Did the gutter professionals arrive on time?
  6. Did the gutter company finish their work on time?
  7. Did the gutter contractor keep you up-to-date with the status of the project? Or did you have to call in order to get information?
  8. After the gutter system installation, did the company clean up?
  9. When you need new an exterior guttering in the future, will you consider hiring this gutter contractor again?
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Review Your Options
Finding the Best Gutter Companies in San Mateo County

Choosing the right gutter company is an important concern. The more expensive companies do not necessarily offer better value. However, the less expensive gutter companies may not provide all the services you need or want. You need to understand that every gutter professional will do things in a different way. Before deciding on the best gutter company in San Mateo County for you, it's important to consider the following questions....

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Choosing the right gutter company is an important concern. The more expensive companies do not necessarily offer better value. However, the less expensive gutter companies may not provide all the services you need or want. You need to understand that every gutter professional will do things in a different way. Before deciding on the best gutter company in San Mateo County for you, it's important to consider the following questions.

  1. What are the billing practices of the San Mateo County gutter company?
  2. What can the gutter companies offer in San Mateo County that meet your needs when it comes to types of gutters, scheduling, customer service and experience?
  3. Can this company offer numerous types of gutters and services to meet your resources?
  4. Are the gutter representatives knowledgeable about the brands and techniques they use?
  5. Is the gutter company sensitive to your budget?
  6. Do the gutter companies offer written warranties that back up their work and their products?
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How to Work With
Getting Your House Ready for San Mateo County Gutter Professionals

Once you find the local San Mateo County gutter company in the major cities of San Bruno, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Foster City, and Burlingame, or your area, that meets all your ideals, it's the perfect time to ask for a written contract. This contract should include written details on the price, quality and materials to be used, as well as the job start date and intended completion date....

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Once you find the local San Mateo County gutter company in the major cities of San Bruno, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Foster City, and Burlingame, or your area, that meets all your ideals, it's the perfect time to ask for a written contract. This contract should include written details on the price, quality and materials to be used, as well as the job start date and intended completion date.

Before you sign the contract, read and be sure you understand all the terms and limitations. The contract you sign is binding, and should protect your property and your interests, as well as those of your gutter contractor. For this reason, you should never sign a blank or incomplete estimate.

But you can protect your property by being proactive. Before the work begins, schedule a walk through with the company supervisor and conduct a pre-work inspection of your property. List or photograph your landscaping, home and property and talk with a company representative about reasonable expectations for protecting your home and yard during the gutter work. When you've reached an agreement, both you and the contractor should sign and date the document. When the work is done, do a final inspection together and verify that your expectations were met.

When signing the contract, don't be afraid to write in special requests or verbal agreements. This will protect you and help ensure you get the services you have agreed on. Along with end dates and any special instructions, these add-ons may also include related issues that aren't always covered by a standard contract. For example, regardless of how careful your contractor promises to be, rutted lawns, damaged shrubs and crushed flowerbeds are often unforeseen results of exterior gutter jobs.

Prepare for Your Gutter Installation
Professional gutter contractors are able to handle the large and small aspects of their work. But there are a few things you can do to prepare for their arrival and while the work is in progress to help their job go more smoothly. You may even cut down on billable hours or the possibility of damage to your home and belongings.

Provide adequate clearance and parking space for work trucks. Some gutter companies may have large work trucks that require more clearance or parking space than average vehicles. Contact the company before the scheduled start date and ask them how many work vehicles will need parking space and whether the vehicles are oversized. You may find it helpful to walk through the site with your contractor ahead of time so they can point out any potential clearance issues or possible hazards you can move or minimize before the pool construction begins.

Remove any outdoor furniture or movable items from the workspace. Anything that cannot be removed from the area around the border of the home should be moved as far away as possible from the construction area. You may also want to temporarily store any costly items that are in high-traffic areas of your yard to prevent them from being broken.

Keep children and pets away from the construction areas. Your contractors will be engrossed on the work at hand and shouldn't have to watch out for children and pets before, during or after the work. Cordon off the area the contractor will be using and keep pets and kids away from that area until after the work is finished. This will prevent accidents, injury and the expense of touch-ups.

Before your new gutter system is installed you will want to trim plants and bushes outside your home. You may be able to save time and money by trimming trees, bushes and other plants that are close to your home's exterior. Talk with your contractor about the amount of space they require around the perimeter of the job.

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Be a Good Customer
Planning To Be a Good Gutter Company Customer

It's the gutter company responsibility put in quality gutters using the best possible installation techniques. But you play a big part in the success of your gutter system too. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring a San Mateo County gutter company in the major cities of Daly City, San Mateo, Redwood City, South San Francisco, and Pacifica, or in your area....

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It's the gutter company responsibility put in quality gutters using the best possible installation techniques. But you play a big part in the success of your gutter system too. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring a San Mateo County gutter company in the major cities of Daly City, San Mateo, Redwood City, South San Francisco, and Pacifica, or in your area.

  • When your contractor contacts you, return calls promptly to keep the gutter company on schedule.
  • Pay for the gutter work promptly.
  • Be clear and upfront with the gutter company. Let them know what you want from your gutter professionals, the long-term outcome you're expecting and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.
  • Ask your gutter company if you should call to check on the progress or if he will call you with updates.
  • Remember, a friendly smile goes a long way!
  • Before you hire a gutter company in San Mateo County, restate your expectations and goals, and reiterate to the gutter representative your understanding of the agreement. Most problems with local gutter company occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.
  • Be sure your service representative has a phone number where they can reach you at all times while they're installing gutters. If your gutter professional can reach you for any necessary updates, questions or work authorizations, the work will move along more smoothly.

You will want to be a good customer. Gutter companies in San Mateo County appreciate customers who are up-front, honest and easy to work with. Your good customer behavior sets the tone from your end and creates an environment conducive to a good relationship. Things may very well go smoother and any problems may be more easily resolved.

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Check the Work
Use the Invoice to Verify the Completed Gutter Replacement

When the gutter work is completed, most good gutter companies will give you a written invoice that details the completed work. This invoice usually includes:...

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When the gutter work is completed, most good gutter companies will give you a written invoice that details the completed work. This invoice usually includes:

  • Any applicable warrantees or guarantees provided by the gutter system manufacturers and the rain gutter installation company.
  • An itemized list of the new gutter system and gutter supplies purchased.
  • The San Mateo County gutter contractor's name, physical address and license number.
  • A list of all services performed.
  • The total cost for gutter system services, including the amount due for labor.

It's a good idea to compare what was promised on the written invoice with the finished work. Ask your company representative to walk through the job site with you and show you the work. Check what was done against the invoice. During the walk-through, ask if there are any special instructions for maintaining your new gutter system. If you have questions about the work that was done, the materials used or the warranty coverage, this is the time to ask.

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Written Warranties
Protect Yourself with Written Warranties from San Mateo County Gutter Companies

Most good gutter system contractors offer some type of warranty on their work or on the materials they've used. All warranty details should be provided to you in writing during the contract phase or at the completion of the job. This written warranty information should include the following:...

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Most good gutter system contractors offer some type of warranty on their work or on the materials they've used. All warranty details should be provided to you in writing during the contract phase or at the completion of the job. This written warranty information should include the following:

  • If the warranties are transferrable to the new owner if you sell your home.
  • The contractor's name and physical address.
  • Your responsibility if you place a warranty claim (i.e., if you have to pay for labor or materials, or if you are required to pay a prorated amount).
  • What products and services are covered. This should also include whether the gutter expert will replace or repair your new gutters in the event of a product failure.
  • Terms, limitations and exclusions on the gutters, materials and workmanship.
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Top 10 Requests
Top Service Requests for Rain Gutter Companies in San Mateo County

Gutter companies in San Mateo County including those in the major cities of San Bruno, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Foster City, and Burlingame provide all types of rain gutters and home gutter repair services. However, some gutter work and gutter products are more common than others. The following are the most familiar requests for local gutter companies.

Home Gutter Repair Services
The repair of the gutter, which is a component of the roof system that collects and diverts water shed from the roof....

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Gutter companies in San Mateo County including those in the major cities of San Bruno, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Foster City, and Burlingame provide all types of rain gutters and home gutter repair services. However, some gutter work and gutter products are more common than others. The following are the most familiar requests for local gutter companies.

Home Gutter Repair Services
The repair of the gutter, which is a component of the roof system that collects and diverts water shed from the roof.

Gutter Covers
The area that the cover flex when it is open, which is usually located a centimeter or more from the
edge of the cover.

Gutter Replacement
The replacement of a home or business gutter system, usually because of age or wear. Gutter replacement is also occasionally done for cosmetic purposes.

Rain Gutters
A rain gutter, which is also called an eaves trough, is a narrow channel forming the component of a roof system that collects and also diverts rain water shed off the roof.

Leaf Guard Gutters
A guard for the gutter that doesn't allow leaves and other debris into gutter.

Half Round Gutters
A gutter that has a half round cross section.

Seamless Gutters
These are gutters that are cut from a preformed roll of composite metal.

Home Gutter Installation Services in San Mateo County
The installation of a narrow channel on the roof that collects and diverts rain water that is shed off the roof.

Gutters Guard
A guard for the gutter that has no holes or openings. It will allows nothing but rain to pass through the filter into the gutters and downspouts.

Rain Gutters and Downspouts
The combination of the eaves trough. that collects and diverts rain water shed off the roof , and a vertical pipe that carries the water down from the roof gutter.

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If Things Go Wrong
The Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee

Diamond Certified gutter companies in San Mateo County are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the company you've hired is Diamond Certified and you can't resolve the issue by talking with the owner, contact the mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138....

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Diamond Certified gutter companies in San Mateo County are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the company you've hired is Diamond Certified and you can't resolve the issue by talking with the owner, contact the mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138.

Ways to End Conflict with Gutter System Companies in San Mateo County
Good gutter companies in San Mateo County, including the smaller towns of Brisbane, Broadmoor Village, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Portola Valley, and Woodside will offer some type of warranty on their work or on the materials that they used. All warranty details should be provided in writing during the contract stage or at the completion of the job. This written warranty information should include:

  • Your responsibility if you place a warranty claim (i.e., if you have to pay for labor or materials, or if you are required to pay a prorated amount).
  • If the warranties are transferrable to the new owner if you sell your home.
  • The gutter system company's name and physical address.
  • Limitations and exclusions on the materials and workmanship.
  • What products and services are covered. This should also include whether the contractor will replace or repair your these parts in the event of a product failure.
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Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Terms for Rain Gutter System Contractors
Become more educated about your options by learning key gutter industry terms. Photo: ABS Home Pro (2013)

Below are key gutter company terms and descriptions that will help you research new gutters and gutter installation services available in your area.

aluminum gutters
These gutters are lightweight, durable, and easily installed. They require very little maintenance and are also rust proof.

Also known as: aluminum rain gutters, aluminum gutter, aluminum guttering, gutters and downspouts, gutters, gutter downspouts, rain gutters, rain gutters, seamless aluminum gutters, galvanized gutters, aluminum rain gutter...

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Below are key gutter company terms and descriptions that will help you research new gutters and gutter installation services available in your area.

aluminum gutters
These gutters are lightweight, durable, and easily installed. They require very little maintenance and are also rust proof.

Also known as: aluminum rain gutters, aluminum gutter, aluminum guttering, gutters and downspouts, gutters, gutter downspouts, rain gutters, rain gutters, seamless aluminum gutters, galvanized gutters, aluminum rain gutter

copper gutters
Copper gutters are durable and low maintenance. These gutters are considered attractive add-ons to the exterior of the home. The challenges that the other materials do not pose are copper gutters must be installed by professionals. They are also on the expensive end of the spectrum.

Also known as: copper gutter supplies, rain gutters, faux copper gutters, seamless gutters, copper gutter, copper rain gutters, copper gutters and downspouts, seamless copper gutters, copper gutter brackets, gutters copper

downspouts
A vertical pipe that carries the water down from the roof gutter to the ground.

Also known as: downspout, downspout drainage, gutter downspout, gutters downspouts, downspout extensions, rain gutter downspouts, gutters and downspouts, downspout extenders, round downspouts, downspout accessories

drainage
This is system of gutters and drain pipes that carry water away from the foundation of a house.

drop outlet
This formed piece serves as the hole from which the water travels from the horizontal section of a gutter to a downspout.

end cap
A flat formed piece which is placed at the end of a gutter section.

fascia
This flat board runs horizontally along the eaves of a roof, normally capping the ends of the roof rafters to give the roof edge a more finished look and give a base for attaching gutters.

galvanized gutters
Galvanized gutters are strong and inexpensive, but they can rust.

gutter covers
The area that the cover flex when it is open, which is usually located a centimeter or more from the edge of the cover.

Also known as: rain gutter covers, leafproof gutter covers, gutters, gutter guard, gutter protection, gutterglove, gutter guards, gutter cover, seamless gutters, gutter screen, gutter filter

gutters
The horizontal channels that are installed at the edge of a roof to carry rainwater or melted snow away from the house.

Also known as: home gutters, plastic gutters

gutters and downspouts
The combination of the eaves trough that collects and diverts rain water shed off the roof , and a vertical pipe that carries the water down from the roof gutter.

Also known as: gutter downspout, gutters downspouts, round gutters and downspouts, gutter downspouts, rain gutters and downspouts, decorative gutter downspouts, gutter downspout drainage

gutter guard
A guard for the gutter that has no holes or openings. It will allows nothing but rain to pass through the filter into the gutters and downspouts.

Also known as: rain gutter guards, waterfall gutter guard system, aluminum gutter guards

gutter installation
The installation of a narrow channel on the roof that collects and diverts rain water that is shed off the roof.

Also known as: gutters installation, gutter installers, vinyl gutter installation, rain gutter installation, gutter installer, rain gutters, gutter guard installation, installing gutters, gutters and downspouts, seamless gutters, aluminum gutter installation, gutters, guttering installation

gutter repair
The repair of the gutter, which is a component of the roof sytem that collects and diverts water shed from the roof.

Also known as: seamless gutters, rain gutters, rain gutter repair, copper gutters, roof gutter repair, copper gutter repair, types of gutters

gutter replacement
The replacement of a home or business gutter system, usually because of age.

half round gutters
A gutter that has a half round cross section.

hanger
A flat strap that is installed under the roofing material to hold up the horizontal section of the gutter.

hinged gutter covers
This type of cover snaps onto the outside edge of the gutter and rest on hinges at the back of the gutter. The hinge will allow the gutter cover to swing up to make cleaning easier.

Also known as: wood covers, gutter covers, rain gutter covers, gutter guards, leaf gutter covers, gutter protection, gutter screens

leader
A pipe that carries rainwater from the gutters to the ground, sewers, or wells.

leaf guard gutters
A guard for the gutter that doesn't allow leaves and other debris into gutter.

Also known as: leaf guard, gutter leaf guards, leaf guard gutter system, gutter screens, gutter topper, gutter cover, leaf guards for gutters, gutter leaf protection, gutter leaf guard systems, leaf guard gutter systems

outside mitre box
This is a corner piece of the horizontal section that is deflected out.

Also known as: mitre box, mitre boxes

pitch
This is the angle at which a horizontal section of gutter tilts in order to force water to flow to a downspout.

rain gutters
A rain gutter, which is also called an eaves trough, is a narrow channel forming the component of a roof system that collects and also diverts rain water shed off the roof.

Also known as: rain gutter installation, vinyl rain gutters, rain gutter guards, gutterless rain gutters, rain gutter covers, rain gutters installation, rain gutter cleaning, rain guard gutters, house rain gutters, copper rain gutters

run
This is a length of a horizontal section of gutter.

Also known as: gutter run, run of the gutter

seamless gutters
These are gutters that are cut from a preformed roll of composite metal.

Also known as: seamless gutter, seamless gutter installation, seamless gutter supply, gutters and downspouts

snap-in gutter covers
This type of cover is typically made of plastic, vinyl or pvc. They snap into the lip of k-style vinyl gutters, and these exist in perforated and solid varieties.

splashblock
This plastic or concrete surface is put under a downspout to direct water away from the house.

Also known as: splashblocks, gutter supplier, roof downspout

stainless steel gutters
Stainless steel gutters are durable and low maintenance. These gutters are considered attractive add-ons to the exterior of the home. The challenges that the other materials do not pose are that stainless steel gutters must be installed by professionals. They are also on the expensive end of the spectrum.

Also known as: half round gutters, aluminum gutters, stainless steel rain gutters, copper rain gutters, copper gutter, commercial gutters, new gutters

strap
A flat hanger that is nailed into the house to hold the downspouts in place.

vinyl gutters
Vinyl gutters have several of the same advantages of aluminum gutters. They are lightweight, durable, maintenance free, rust proof and also easy to install. An added advantage of vinyl gutters is that these are even more cost effective than aluminum. Vinyl is not as good in cold climates because extreme cold can cause the vinyl to become brittle and possibly crack.

Also known as: Vinyl gutter, vinyl gutter systems, house gutters, gutter downspout, vinyl rain gutters, seamless gutters, round gutters

wooden gutters
This type of gutter is mainly used for aesthetic purposes because wood is naturally more prone to rotting when exposed to water than are most other materials. Woods like cedar, redwood and fir are frequently used because they have built in defenses against rotting. Wooden gutters will make older house restorations look more authentic.

Also known as: house gutters, wooden gutter, wood gutter, rain gutters, gutter repair, seamless gutters, gutters and downspouts, copper gutter, gutter installation, aluminum butters, half round gutters, wood gutters, gutter systems

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FAQ for Rain Gutter Companies and Gutter Installers

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified rain gutter professional? ...

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Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified rain gutter professional?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a gutter company with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country's most in-depth rating process. Only gutter companies rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies can't pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So you'll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified gutter company.

Q: Why are rain gutters important?
A: Gutters get clogged with many things from leaves to twigs, which can cause expensive home repairs. Rainwater that washes over your gutters can accumulate in pools around the walls and the foundations. This could result in a leaky, cracked foundations or a flooded basement. Home gutters stop leaves, twigs, acorns and other debris from collecting in the gutters allowing the water to run smoothly through the gutter and away from the house. Gutters also keep water from seeping down the home's exterior. In the winter the gutters help prevent ice buildups on the roof.

Q: How do I know if my gutters aren't draining properly?
A: If you can hear the water slapping the ground or pouring over the sides of the gutter during a rainfall, there could be a blockage or the gutter may not be aligned evenly. If you start to notice paint peeling or corroded wood, the gutter is probably clogged which causes the water to overflow and run down the back of gutter on the exterior walls of the house. If you see mold or puddles of water forming around the outside of your house, that is a sure sign there is drainage problems.

Q: What types of rain gutters are available?
A: Gutters are made sectional or seamless. Also the gutters are available in various materials, sizes and colors.

Q: What shapes and sizes do new gutters come in?
A: New rain gutters come in several shapes and sizes, also called 'profiles'. These shapes include U-shape as well as K-shape configurations. In a K-shaped configuration, the ogee-shaped front looks like the letter K which allows the system to have more of a crown molding look rather than a boxy appearance.

Q: What are some reasons to replace my old gutters?
A clogged gutter or a leaky gutter is the biggest causes of basement leaks, mold and other foundation problems. Also, the most common place for mosquitoes to breed is standing water in gutters.

  • Gutters that are old and worn out are unappealing and will reduce the value of your property.
  • Old rain gutters sometimes become bent or dented, or they may be pulling away from your home such a way that they cannot be reattached or reworked.
  • Older seamed gutters may have begun to pull apart, or they have leaks and you would like to have them replaced.
  • To change the color of your home gutters.
  • If the drainage of your current gutters are not sufficient, you may want to install a larger size gutter and downspout system. The majority of homes and commercial property have 5 inch gutters with 2x3 downspouts, but 6 inch gutters with 3x4 downspouts could be installed if they are necessary.

Q: Why should gutters be replaced if there is nothing wrong with them? Wouldn't it be easier and less expensive to just cover them up to prevent them from clogging?
A conventional gutter was designed to be cleaned on a regular basis. The best add-on gutter covers will often compromise the integrity of your roof. At the best, the covers allow longer times between cleanings. If cleaning is necessary, the gutter covers must frequently be uninstalled to give access to the trough. In the long term, it is best to choose a maintenance-free gutter system, so you won't have to clean or replace your gutters again.

Q: How will gutters affect the look of my home? What colors do they come in?
A: Gutters are planned to blend into the natural architecture of the home. Many colors are available, so your installed gutter system can become almost invisible.. Usually the gutter top can be matched to the color of the roof, and the gutter trough can be matched to the color of the trim.

Q: What does the average gutter warranty include?
Usually the gutters will have a limited lifetime warranty which means that the product will be free of defects for the life of the product. This doesn't mean the gutters will last your lifetime. Also if you move or sell the home, the gutter warranty usually will no longer apply to the new home owners.

Q: How long does it take to install gutters?
A: The majority of homes can be completed in one day. More complicated houses may take two days, but it is rare that it would ever take more than three days.

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Consumer Agencies
Associations for Professional Gutter Installers and Rain Gutter Company Customers

Gutters Installers Association (GIA)( www.giacontractors.com/)
National Rain Gutter Contractors Association (NRGCA) (www.nrgca.org/)
National Rain Gutter Association (AARCSIS) (www.aarcsis.com/)

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Gutters Installers Association (GIA)( www.giacontractors.com/)
National Rain Gutter Contractors Association (NRGCA) (www.nrgca.org/)
National Rain Gutter Association (AARCSIS) (www.aarcsis.com/)

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Consumer Agencies
Associations for Professional Gutter Installers and Rain Gutter Company Customers

Gutters Installers Association (GIA) (www.giacontractors.com/)
National Rain Gutter Contractors Association (NRGCA) (www.nrgca.org/)
National Rain Gutter Association (AARCSIS) (www.aarcsis.com/)

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Gutters Installers Association (GIA) (www.giacontractors.com/)
National Rain Gutter Contractors Association (NRGCA) (www.nrgca.org/)
National Rain Gutter Association (AARCSIS) (www.aarcsis.com/)

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Industry Information
San Mateo County Rain Gutters Information
Popular Brands of Rain GuttersTypes of Rain Gutters & Gutter Services Available in San Mateo County Cities ServedZip Codes Served
Genova Guttersaluminum guttersAtherton
Belmont
Brisbane
Broadmoor Village
Burlingame
Colma
Daly City
East Palo Alto
El Granada
Emerald Hills
Foster City
Half Moon Bay
Hillsborough
La Honda
Loma Mar
Menlo Park
Millbrae
Montara
Moss Beach
Pacifica
Palomar Park
Pescadero
Portola Valley
Princeton by the Sea
Redwood City
San Bruno
San Carlos
San Gregorio
San Mateo
Sharp Park
South SF
West Menlo Park
Woodside
94002
94005
94010
94011
94014
94015
94016
94017
94018
94019
94020
94021
94025
94026
94027
94028
94030
94037
94038
94044
94060
94061
94062
94063
94064
94065
94066
94070
94074
94080
94083
94096
94098
94128
94401
94402
94403
94404
Classic Gutter Systemsvinyl gutters
Raingo Guttershalf-round gutters
Severe Weather Guttersgutter covers
Rain Master Guttersgutter protection
GutterPro USA Rain Guttershome gutters
Radius Gutterscopper gutters
Klauer Aluminum Gutterscommercial gutters & downspouts
AB Rainguttersgutter supplies
Slate & Copper Guttersgalvanized gutters
Alcoa Gutterscustom gutters
Amerimax Guttersplastic gutters
 PVC gutters
 rain gutter systems
 seamless gutters
 gutter downspouts
 gutter guards
 rain chains
 gutter installation
 wood gutters
 gutter maintenance