Professional Gutter and Drain
If you are looking for a business to handle your gutter and drainage services in the Rochester, NY area, you’ve come to the right company.
To learn more about the professional gutter and drainage services that we provide, please read on:
Professional Gutter vs. DIY
If you are a DIY-er, you might be interested in trying to install new gutters on your home yourself. Most people doing their own gutter install will opt for sectional gutters. Seamless gutters can be done on your own, but you will need to invest in a gutter cutting machine, which can run on average around $6,000. That cost might be worth it if you want to job done quickly and are hoping to keep your gutters in better condition in the long run. The benefits of doing sectional gutters is that you have flexibility to do it on your timetable, doing sections when you can. It will also help you save money. As with all DIY projects you need to determine if your time spent is worth the money saved.
Underground Gutter Drainage
Aside from gutter repair and installation, most gutter contractors offer other professional services such as rain gutter drainage and cleaning. Underground gutter drainage is needed when your downspouts pool in one area. This water will return to the pattern of its flow, which is generally into your foundation. If you notice foundation damage, rotting wood, or if you are dealing with flooded basement and garages, you must likely need to upgrade your underground gutter drainage. The point of underground gutter drainage is to divert the water far away from your home.
If you have already installed an underground gutter drainage system, but are still noticing areas of your yard with standing pools of water, that is an indication of a clogged drain. Another sign is if your gutters are overflowing, but you have just had them cleaned. While oftentimes a clog can be seen from a drain opening, sometimes you will need to call professional help. They will be able to diagnose what kind of problem you have. Often times, it is a clog from debris coming down from the homes main gutters-, which is another reason to invest in gutter guards. Oftentimes the problem comes from something underground, such as invading tree roots. A professional gutter contractor can determine the problem, using a camera they slide through the pipes. It is recommended that you clean out your underground gutter drainage every 3-5 years.
If you live in an area with a high water table, or just have bad run-off from your gutters, you might want to invest in a French drain. A French drain can be installed near your underground gutter drainage to help move that water even further from your home. However, if should never be attached to your downspouts. A French drain is installed by digging a trench, and installing a pipe. Under and around the pipe gravel is placed, to help drain the water.