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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 and Helpful Expertise® 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:

1) Accuracy: All research is performed by live telephone interviews that verify only real customers are surveyed, so you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews.

2) Statistical Reliability: A large random sample of past customers is surveyed on an ongoing basis so the research results you see truly reflect a Diamond Certified company’s top rated status.

3) Full Disclosure: By clicking the name of a company above you’ll see the exact rating results in charts and read verbatim survey responses as well as researched articles on each qualified company.

4) Guaranteed: Your purchase is backed up with mediation and the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee, so you can choose with confidence.

Click on the name of a Diamond Certified company above to read ratings results, researched articles and verbatim customer survey responses to help you make an informed decision.

More than 200,000 customers of local companies have been interviewed in live telephone calls, and only companies that score Highest in Quality and Helpful Expertise®–a 90+ on a 100 scale–as well as pass all of the credential-based ratings earn Diamond Certified. By requiring such a high score to qualify, the Diamond Certified Resource eliminates mediocre and poorly performing companies. Read detailed information about the ratings and certification process.

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Sean O’Brien is a 40-year veteran of the roofing industry and general manager of Sierra Roofing & Solar, a Diamond Certified company since 2011. He can be reached at (510) 244-2720 or by email.

Sean O'Brien

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Sean O’Brien: Roofing Livelihood

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

DUBLIN — When Sean O’Brien first started roofing as a teenager, it was just a way to make money on the weekends—he never realized it would lead to a lifelong livelihood. “During high school, I had a friend whose dad owned a roofing company, so we got recruited to help out on the weekends,” he remembers. “After graduating, I wanted to get into some aspect of construction, and since I had some experience with roofing, I figured that would be an ‘in.’ So, I walked into the largest union roofing company in Sonoma County, met the owner and somehow convinced him to hire me. To this day, I appreciate him for giving me a chance, because I’ve enjoyed my career in the roofing industry very much.”

Today, as general manager of Sierra Roofing & Solar, Sean says his favorite part of his job is serving customers. “At the heart of it, we’re a service company, and the service side is what I enjoy most. I just like going to customers’ homes and being the guy who can provide the service they need. That’s always been the thing that drives me, and I continue to find it rewarding.”

A lifetime Bay Area resident, Sean says there’s no place he’d rather be. “I spent my younger years in Marin and Sonoma Counties before moving to the East Bay in 2003. After all these years, I still think the Bay Area is the greatest place on earth. The weather, the people, the beaches, the mountains, the redwood trees…I love this place!”

Outside of work, Sean engages in a variety of active pastimes, from sports to family gatherings. “I enjoy playing golf, going to San Francisco Giants games and hanging out with my family,” he says. “Besides my wife, Sharon, and my two grown children, Kevin and Christina, I have a lot of family in the area, including my mom, four sisters and several cousins, so we spend a lot of time together.” However, as much as Sean likes staying active, every so often he likes to just unwind. “Going to the beach is the number one way I like to relax. Now that I live in the East Bay, I go out to Half Moon Bay most weekends to enjoy the serenity of the ocean.”

In his life and career, Sean espouses the importance of maintaining a temperate perspective. “I’ve found it’s always best to consider the long term and not get too caught up in what’s happening in the moment—especially if things aren’t going your way,” he advises. “Instead of getting frustrated by a momentary setback, it’s better to look at the big picture and do the best you can. After all, even if today wasn’t your best day, you get another shot tomorrow morning. The same is true if you’re having a great day—you should take pride in doing well, but you should also keep in mind that tomorrow may not be as successful. Basically, it’s all about keeping an even keel and doing the best you can every day.”

When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Sean says he’d head to the golf course. “If the weather was nice, the first thing I’d do is grab my clubs and play a round of golf while everybody else is at work and the course is empty. In the long term, I hope to do a lot of traveling. My wife is already semi-retired, so we’re starting to look at places we’d like to visit when that time arrives.”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: Are you an early bird or a night owl?
A: An early bird—I can’t remember the last time I stayed up past 9:30pm.

Q: What’s your favorite holiday?
A: Thanksgiving. It’s like Christmas but without all the stress of buying gifts—just good food and good times with family.

Q: Music or talk radio?
A: I like them both. I usually toggle between NPR, sports talk and various music stations.

Q: What was your favorite toy as a child?
A: My baseball. Give me a glove, a bat, and a ball and I was a happy kid.

Q: What’s your favorite snack?
A: Gummy bears.

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Know What You Want
What to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing Gutters in Alameda County

With gutters, some things are more costly than others to change later.  And choosing a less-than-competent gutter installer can be very costly. Before you choose new rain gutters to install on your home, there are many factors to consider.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I want a Diamond Certified rain gutter installation company that is top rated and backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee?
  • Do I want a reputable gutter company that is fully insured and bonded?
  • What is my budget for new home gutters?
  • Are there any changes or repairs I’d like to have made before the gutter contractors start the gutter job?
  • Am I looking for aluminum, copper, vinyl, or wooden gutters? 
  • Do I want to stick with the same basic house color scheme when choosing my new gutters?
  • Do I plan to live in this home long-term? Or is this a house I plan to sell or a rental property? How will that affect my choice of new gutters for my home?
  • What personal and professional characteristics would I like my Alameda 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 In Person
Questions to Ask Alameda County Gutter Companies in Person

After questioning numerous Alameda County gutter system experts on the phone, you will want to cut down your list of prospects.

Invite those few remaining gutter contractors to visit your home in person so they can see the job they’re bidding on and so you can ask them questions specific to your job.

Consider the following questions to help you obtain important information.

  • Does the gutter company I’m considering use and implement safety methods to keep the workers safe on the job?
  • Does the gutter company take extra caution with landscaping, lights, etc.?
  • Do the gutter systems install over or under roof shingles?
  • Is your company’s gutter system completely enclosed to keep out bees, wasps, and mosquitoes?
  • Is your company’s gutter system backed by a large corporation and has a strong long term history?
  • Do the new gutters require that someone clean the nose of the gutters occasionally to keep them functioning properly?
  • Are the rain gutters you sell known for icicles or other ice problems during winter weather?
  • How much water flow can your company’s gutters handle?
  • Do the new gutters you sell work with all roof pitches?
  • Is your company’s gutter system visible from the ground or are the gutters invisible to preserve my home’s curb appeal?
  • Is your company’s gutters installed by a certified trained installer?
  • 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?
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  • What To Ask References
    Questions for Alameda County Gutter Company References

    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 Alameda 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 rain gutter installation company’s 10 most recent customers. This will help avoid them giving you the names of only customers they know were satisfied.

    Some questions you may want to ask references include:

    • Were you satisfied with the services from (gutter company name)?
    • What type of gutters did they do for you (aluminum, stainless steel, wooden, copper, etc.)?
    • Did the Alameda gutter company you hired finish the work on time?
    • 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?
    • If you live in smaller Alameda County towns such as Castro Valley, Livermore, Emeryville, and Albany, did they charge extra to travel to your home?
    • Did the company show up on time?
    • Did they clean up after completing the job?
    • When you need new an exterior guttering in the future, will you consider hiring this gutter contractor again?
    • Would you recommend this gutter system professional to your friends and family?
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  • Review Your Options
    Ensure You’re Hiring a Good Gutter Company in Alameda County

    The Diamond Certified symbol has been awarded to companies that scored Highest in Quality in an accurate ratings process.

    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 Alameda County for you, it’s important to consider the following questions.

    • What can the gutter companies offer in Alameda County that meet your needs when it comes to types of gutters, scheduling, customer service and experience?
    • Are the gutter representatives knowledgeable about the brands and techniques they use?
    • Are the gutter professionals sensitive to your budget?
    • Can they offer various types of gutters and services to meet your resources?
    • Do the gutter companies offer written warranties that back up their work and their products?
    • What are the billing practices of the Alameda County gutter company?
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  • How To Work With
    Ways to Make the Alameda County Gutter Professional’s Job Go Smoother

    Once you find the local Alameda County gutter company including those that serve the major cities Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Berkeley, and San Leandro, 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.

    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 unexpected results of exterior gutter jobs.

    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.

    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 in preparation to 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.

    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 expensive items that are in high-traffic areas of your yard to prevent them from being broken.

    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 your gutter contractor 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 gutter installation begins.

    Trim plants and bushes outside your home before the gutter system is installed. 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.

    Keep children and pets away from the construction areas. Your gutter contractors will be focused on the work at hand and shouldn’t have to watch out for children and pets. Cordon off the area the gutter contractors will be in and keep pets and kids away from that area until the work is finished. This will help prevent accidents and injuries.

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  • Be a Good Customer
    How Can You Be a Good Gutter Company Customer?

    It’s the gutter company responsibility put in quality gutter company using the best possible installation techniques. But you play a big part in the success of your gutters too.

    Here are a few steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring an Alameda County gutter company that serves the major cities of Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Berkeley, and San Leandro, and your area.

    • Be clear with the gutter company representatives. Let them know what you want from your new gutter  system, the outcome you’re expecting and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.
    • Before you hire a gutter company in Alameda County, restate your expectations, and reiterate your understanding of the agreement. Most problems with local gutter contractors occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.
    • Ask your gutter company if you should call to check on the progress or if your representative will call you with updates.
    • Be sure your service representative has a phone number where they can reach you at all times while they’re installing gutters. The work will move along more smoothly if your [industry] can reach you for any necessary updates, questions or work authorizations.
    • When your contractor contacts you, return calls promptly to keep the gutter company on schedule.
    • Pay for the new gutters and gutter installation work promptly.

    Why would you want to be a good customer? Gutter companies in Alameda County appreciate customers who are straightforward, 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
Check the Gutter Company’s Work Against the Invoice

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

A complete gutter installation invoice usually includes:

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

It’s smart to compare the completed work to what was promised on the written invoice. 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 or the materials used, this is the time to ask.

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Written Warranties
Written Warranties From Alameda 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:

  • The gutter installation contractor’s name and physical address.
  • What new rain gutter 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.
  • 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).
  • Terms, limitations and exclusions on the gutters, materials and workmanship.
  • If the warranties are transferable to the new owner if you sell your home.
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Top 10 Requests
Top Service Requests for Gutter Installation Companies

Gutter companies in Alameda County including the major cities of Alameda, Union City, Pleasanton, Newark, and Dublin provide all types of gutters and gutter repair services. However, some repairs are more common than others.

The following are the most familiar requests for local gutter companies in Alameda County, including those in Hayward, San Leandro, Berkeley, Oakland and Fremont and the surrounding areas.

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.

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.

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

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.

Rain Gutter Repair
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.

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

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.


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Glossary Of Terms
Glossary of Terms for Rain Gutter System Contractors

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ for Rain Gutter Companies and Gutter Installers

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 and Helpful Expertise® 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: 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 2×3 downspouts, but 6 inch gutters with 3×4 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: 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?
A: 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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