Homeowners know they should keep their gutters clean, but it often gets pushed to the bottom of their priority list. The longer it is ignored, the more likely it is that your siding, attic, fascia boards, and basement could accrue severe water damage. You may think there are only two options before you: regular, time-consuming maintenance or accepting a high risk of damage. At Pacific Gutter, we’re excited to tell you that there’s another option that is the best of both worlds—the Gutter Shutter System.
Ask anyone outside of Oregon what they think of when they think of Portland, and one of the most common answers will probably be heavy rain. This reputation isn’t fully deserved, as Portland actually has an average of almost 150 sunny days each year—considerably more than both Seattle and Vancouver. However, Portland does get a similar number of rainy days as Seattle and a few more inches.
Though all this rain is great for your garden, it’s not as beneficial for your gutters. Consistent rainfall during our winter months especially means that your gutters are consistently doing a lot of lifting. It also means more opportunities for clogs that prevent water flow. Unless you’re getting up on that ladder and checking your system once a month, your water runoff could be impacted by clogged channels.
To eliminate gutter damage for good, our experienced and reliable team of Portland gutter technicians can install the Gutter Shutter system on your home. With a lifetime clog-free and pull-free warranty, Gutter Shutter is truly the ultimate solution.
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Gutter installation may seem simple, but it requires a significant amount of professional knowledge to pull off properly. There are a couple of factors that make installation challenging. First, troughs must be installed at a specific angle to allow maximum water flow to efficiently run through the channels and into your downspout. Getting this angle wrong can defeat your entire purpose of having rain gutters.
Second, because all homes are different dimensions, they need to be measured and cut to fit the home. Corners and irregularly shaped areas can make an already challenging job that much harder. Corner pieces must be cut at a perfect 90-degree angle, and this product isn’t cheap, so you don’t want to have to reorder more because you made a mistake on the cut.
Our repair and installation specialists have significant training and experience to properly install Portland Gutter Shutter systems. We have all the tools and equipment to measure, cut, and mount your new system. Our Portland Gutter Shutter service includes:
The Portland Gutter Shutter system is the strongest and most reliable system on the market today. All other systems are not immune to getting clogged, and clogs are the main cause of structural and water damage to your home.
During heavy rains, consistent rains, and moderate to severe wind storms, the troughs on your roof’s edge can become inundated with pine needles, leaves, sticks, bark, and other debris. Animals can sometimes make their home within channels as well, adding to the blockage. Over time, these clogs prevent rainwater and snowmelt from making it to your downspout, causing water runoff along the sides of the channels. Heavy loads of debris can even weigh down your gutter system, causing them to pull away from the side of your home. Once damaged, they’re not so easily repaired.
If you’re wondering what the big deal is with a little water runoff, it’s actually a lot more serious than you might think. Several roof components work together as your exterior drainage system protects your attic and basement from water. These components include:
Fascia boards act as a barrier between your roof’s edge and gutters, while the soffits bridge the horizontal gap between your siding and fascia boards. Gutters are designed to carry water from the roof’s edge (and nearby attic) to the downspouts, which releases rainwater at a safe distance away from your house. When clogged and left unaddressed, two things happen:
Fixing water damage done to the basement and attic is an incredibly costly endeavor. The simplest way to avoid this is by getting on a ladder once a month and inspecting your system. However, if you’re not comfortable standing on a ladder, lack the mobility to do so, or simply feel it’s a waste of your time, you’ll have to hire a professional to come clean them out for you.
Alternatively, you can install other types of guards, but bear in mind that they will only reduce the amount of time you need to spend on maintenance. Unless you get the Gutter Shutter, Portland OR homeowners’ current system will never be maintenance-free.
There are five main categories of guards available today:
The Portland Gutter Shutter system is a reverse curve guard and unique in design. There are other brands within this category, but none are completely clog-free, like the Portland Gutter Shutter system. Additionally, some guards require you to attach them to your roof. What many homeowners don’t realize is that doing so can actually void roof warranties. The Gutter Shutter attaches directly to your fascia boards, thereby keeping your warranty intact.
Top Benefits of the Portland Gutter Shutter
Time and time again, nothing beats other guards and systems in the state like our Gutter Shutter. Portland OR property owners can trust the multiple measures, such as durability, aesthetics, longevity, efficiency and customizability. Portland Gutter Shutter comes out on top and some of the ways in which it compares to other systems include:
At Pacific Gutter, our installation professionals are highly experienced and trained to provide you with an installation of the Gutter Shutter in Portland, OR. We’re deeply dedicated to not just providing our customers with a fantastic product and quality installation service but also by offering the best customer service experience possible.
We believe excellent customer service is achieved through great communication, courtesy and respect for your time, not to mention budget and property. We don’t just strive to meet your expectations but to exceed them every step of the way. Portland Gutter Shutter systems are our passion, and we can’t wait to make them your passion, too.
The cost of any gutter installation is difficult to estimate without having seen your property first. Portland Gutter Shutter is even more complicated to give a ballpark estimate for, as there are several different customization options available.
To schedule an appointment for a free, no-obligation in-person estimation, give us a call at 503-782-5446, and we’ll be happy to come take a look.
Many other types of guards cost less than the Portland Gutter Shutter, but they also don’t work as well or last as long. If you’re currently spending money on a professional gutter cleaning service, you could end up saving money in the long run by installing our zero-maintenance, lifetime clog-free guarantee Gutter Shutter. Portland OR homes have never been better protected from stormy weather conditions!
The Portland Gutter Shutter is for everyone! However, if you’re a busy homeowner, commercial property owner or a senior citizen who isn’t comfortable getting on a ladder anymore, our system is suited for every property in Portland.