Seamless Gutter Installation in Tulsa

Seamless Gutter INstallation Services in TUlsa

What are seamless gutters? They are rain gutters that we create on-site with a gutter machine mounted to a service truck. The simple answer to the question, is they have no seams. They get custom measurements and the installation on-site in one continuous run. The Gutters OK that just does Gutters offers seamless rain gutter installation in various materials including copper, aluminum, and galvalume. We also offer them in both half-round and k-style.

Seamless Gutter Qualifications

Basic 5- inch Qualifications:

  • All gutter lengths under 40’ with at least 1 downspout
  • Gutters over 40’ in length should have 2 downspouts
  • Gutters do not overflow on regular or normal rains
  • No upper roofs gutters should be draining into lower 5″ gutters

Basic 6-inch Qualifications

  • Gutter lengths over 40’ that cannot have 2 downspouts
  • Lower gutters that have upper gutters draining into them
  • Long runs over 60’
  • Rooflines with tremendous amounts of water concentrate on a small portion of the gutter.
  • Inside valleys where the water is flowing at great speed, and typically overflows during heavy rains.

 

Professional Seamless Gutter Installation vs DIY

When we refer to DIY gutters, we are talking about sectional gutters. To manufacture a seamless gutter, you need a professional-grade gutter machine. DIY gutters (sectional) differ from seamless because sectional gutters are installed in pieces and have seams. Whereas, seamless gutters are exactly what they sound like, seamless.

When comparing seamless gutters vs. DIY gutters, there are some big differences between the two in these four major categories:

  • Installation
  • Security And Strength
  • Repair Ability
  • Cost

Installation

Each Gutters OK rain gutter installation begins with a thorough inspection of eaves, facia boards, and soffit boards. This is done so there are no surprises during the installation process. In addition, we inspect exterior walls to be sure our downspouts are held securely in place. Most gutter installs are completed in just one day with some custom jobs taking 2 days. All gutters are custom extruded to the exact length required, on-site, at your location to ensure perfection. Gutters are available in copper or any color in aluminum.

Security and Strengths

Seamless gutters are typically stronger simply because they do not have miters joining pieces together. The more seams a gutter system has, the higher the potential is for leaks. Sectional gutters are also less sturdy due to the materials used, making them more susceptible to damage.

Gutter Repairability

Repairing a seamless system is more difficult since the entire system will typically be in need of a replacement. This tends to happen in the process of repair. However, in the event the gutter system comes off the house, a repair can address this issue.

Cost Comparison

You may assume that sectional gutters are less expensive than the cost of seamless gutter installation. But, the cost is actually nearly identical because of all the extra pieces, caulking, and tools needed to complete a sectional gutter install. Also, because sectional gutters may be less sturdy and are often a DIY installation, they are not likely to last as long as a seamless rain gutter installation. This may mean more costs in the future.

5'' Seamless Gutter Installation

A 5-inch seamless aluminum gutter is widely used in some areas of the country however, 6-inch gutters gutters are becoming increasingly popular. Seamless aluminum gutters also come in even larger sizes, which are typically industrial or commercial-style gutters.

The differences between 5-inch or 6-inch gutters are their size, and the capacity of water they can hold. In cases where you often experience heavy rainfall and/or rainwater continually overshooting your gutter system, a 6” gutter″ gutter system may be the best for your home.

In addition to climate; the roofline, surface area, and pitch of your roof are important factors in determining if you should install a 5-inch or 6-inch gutter system. Interchanging two different sizes of gutter within the same gutter system can also be a cost-effective solution for areas of your home needing higher capacity.

5 INCH SEAMLESS GUTTER
Do you have existing gutters in need of replacement? Or, do you have a new home and are looking for gutters? There really is no ‘standard size’ for residential seamless gutters.

A 5-inch gutter system is typically sufficient depending on the region of the country along with the size and style of your home. We offer gutters in many sizes and materials and they are available in 24 different colors. In addition, we can often match colors outside of our regular swatches if necessary.

We can assist you in designing a color combination for your gutters and downspouts. Together we can find one that works best with your siding and roof colors.
5 INCH SEAMLESS GUTTER FUNCTIONALITY
There is quite a lot to consider when determining what gutter system is right for your home. Gutter sizes and styles of a gutter system can vary. As well as, the number of downspouts necessary for a successful gutter installation.

We have to consider the house type, style, roof pitch, grade of the land, types of nearby trees, and many other factors. As these can all have a direct influence on the design and size of the seamless gutter system you choose. Therefore, it is not uncommon for us to install a combination of a seamless 5-inch gutter and a seamless “oversized” 6-inch gutter in the same home.

Another factor that we take into consideration when designing your gutter system is how much rain your area receives. The amount of rainfall your gutters need to handle will impact the size of gutters we recommend. Many homes with unique situations like this require a custom solution for their home’s gutter needs.

6'' Seamless Gutter Installation

Sometimes gutters that are 6-inches and larger are called ‘oversized gutters’. There really are no ‘standard size’ or ‘oversize’ gutters for residential seamless gutters. Typical installations vary depending on the region of the country along with the size and style of your home. When installing gutter systems on large office buildings, commercial buildings, and residential homes with large volumes of water, a 6-inch gutter is the best solution. There is often great value in using a combination of the two. Most importantly, 6-inch gutters can handle approximately 40% more volume than a 5″ seamless gutter system. When installing 6″ gutters, we use 3×4″ oversized downspouts as well, allowing more water and debris to flow freely through the system.

We have seen an incredible increase in our number of 6” seamless gutter installs over the past few years. We have even encountered many straight ranches, cape, and colonial homeowners interested in the larger-sized 6″ gutters. Since the pitch of a roof varies so greatly in each home, designing a system custom for your roof is essential. Pitch greatly affects how the rain will flow down into the gutters. Many homeowners have found that their smaller 5″ seamless gutters seem to overflow with heavy rain easier. When choosing between a 5-inch gutter or a 6-inch gutter for your residential housing consider the following.

UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES DO YOU CONSIDER A 6-INCH GUTTER:
  • Gutter lengths over 40’ that cannot have 2 downspouts
  • Lower gutters that have upper gutters draining into them
  • Long runs over 60’
  • Rooflines with tremendous amounts of water concentrating to a small portion of gutter
  • Inside valleys where the water is flowing at great speed, and typically overflows during heavy rains

COMMON GUTTER PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS

I LIVE IN A HOME WITH A LOT OF TREES AND HAVE WASTED MY MONEY ON SEVERAL DIFFERENT EXPENSIVE GUTTER GUARDS. HOW DO I KNOW THAT A MICRO-MESH GUARD WILL WORK?

Since 2005, we have sold millions upon millions of feet of mesh gutter guards. Mesh guards take large volumes of water yet prevent anything as small as a piece of sand from entering. We also stand by our product with a simple 20-year guarantee. If your gutters are ever to clog when protected by our premiere mesh guard, we will refund your purchase price.

WHAT ARE SIGNS THAT MY GUTTERS ARE CLOGGED AND SHOULD BE CLEANED? HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN THEM?

Overflowing water after a storm is the biggest sign that your gutters may have a clog. There may also be visible and overflowing debris. It is recommended that you get your gutters cleaned at least twice a year, specifically once in the spring and once in the fall.

IS A MICRO-MESH GUTTER GUARD A MAINTENANCE-FREE PRODUCT?

There is no such thing as a maintenance-free gutter or leaf guard. If a representative from any gutter guard company in the world makes such a claim, RUN FAST. Your gutters are the defense against extensive water damage. Our job is to protect your home from having clogged gutters and to prevent you from having to clean the muck from the interior. Mostly, the product will self shed with the wind, but in some homes, the debris might have to be easily removed from the surface.

DO YOU CLEAN UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE?

Your home’s main gutter system gathers rainwater from the roofline and controls its path down the house to the ground. Underground gutter drains can be helpful for moving the water away from the foundation even further by attaching to the downspouts on your home and draining underground. Cleaning them is similar to a process used to clear debris from the side gutter pipes on your house. Some of our divisions provide this service but not all.

MY GUTTERS ARE OVERFLOWING. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, AND HOW DO I FIX IT?

This means that your gutters are most likely clogged. The build-up of leaves and debris can cause this. When there is a substantial amount of rain and your gutters are backed up, the water will begin to overflow. Your downspouts can also get clogged. If the water cannot flow out of the downspout, it will back up and overflow from your gutter. Clogged or leaky gutters are one of the biggest causes of basement leaks, mold, and other foundation problems. A gutter cleaning can solve flooding. Cleaning them at least twice a year is highly recommended.

HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY GUTTERS IN WINTER?

A gutter in the winter will collect snow and ice. The more snow we have, the more snow in the gutter. As the sun comes out and melts the snow, the gutter will begin draining water. In some instances, homeowners may get icicles as a result of freezing and thawing. Some houses will even get ice damming. Ice damming is when ice travels under your shingles and as it melts it can get into your home causing major damage. Ice damming occurs mostly in homes that do not have a vented soffit or ridge vent on their roof. In the fall when preparing for winter, be sure to clean the gutters of debris, inspect seams and anchors, check for structural damage, and check your downspouts. Having a proper cleaning right before winter will help with this winter build-up.

WHY DO I NEED RAIN GUTTERS?

Good rain guttering is an integral part of a home’s exterior. Old, damaged, or defective rain gutters can cause a lot of damage. When a gutter clogs, the water is not diverted properly and overflows into either the house or foundation. This can cause wood rot, foundation problems, and landscaping erosion. In addition to the damage to your home, a rain gutter clogged with soggy leaves and debris is the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew, as well as mosquitoes and other pests. People often think that rain gutters have to be on their homes but are never sure why. Rain rolling off of your roof especially a second-story roof can really punish the ground below. If there are several rounds of steady rains, this rainwater can carve a small trench on the sides of your home. Rain gutters divert this water away and release it slowly in designated areas of your yard so that this water can be properly drained away. Without rain gutters, yards can flood, erode very quickly from the massive amounts of runoff, and other things if you didn’t have gutters.