Vancouver Gutter Shutter Installation Service

Gutter Shutter Install

Though commonly referred to as ‘the other Vancouver,’ Vancouver, WA is a captivating city all on its own. One area where similarities may be drawn is precipitation—the city gets just as much rain as its more northerly twin. As a Vancouver resident, you’re well aware of how important waterproof jackets, umbrellas and rain boots are for living in this wet climate. Likewise, regular gutter inspection and cleaning are likely a large part of your life, as without them, you may very well find yourself with water-damaged fascia boards and siding, or even basement flooding. We can’t prevent rain showers, but with the help of our Vancouver Gutter Shutter installation service, you can eliminate the need for gutter cleaning altogether.

As an experienced Vancouver gutter company, we know gutters and have tried and tested all types of guards available today. We’re committed to providing our customers with the best and nothing less, which is why we only install one product—the Gutter Shutter. To inquire about this system, give us a call at 503-782-5446 or continue reading to find out more about how this system can benefit you and your Vancouver, WA home!

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Our Vancouver Gutter Shutter Installation Service

Why Regular Gutters And Gutter Guards Don’t Cut It In Vancouver, WA

Unless you’ve recently moved to Vancouver, WA from one of the driest US states like Phoenix or Nevada, you’re likely well aware of how important a functioning gutter is in wet climates, as well as how crucial it is that you clean out your troughs on a regular basis. One of many residents’ favorite things about Vancouver is how lush and green it is, but the trade-off of having such a wild and natural landscape on your doorstep is that tons of leafy debris ends up in your gutters, requiring frequent gutter cleaning to prevent clogs.

Clogged gutters are not only a breeding ground for mosquitoes but also a high risk for incurring water damage. When water is unable to flow through your troughs towards the downspout, it will spill over the side and onto your wooden fascia boards before pooling on the ground beneath your roof’s edge. During heavy rainfall, spilled water can even flood your basement, resulting in costly damage. If enough debris accumulates, the combined weight of the clog and rainwater can result in heavy loads that bend your traditional gutters out of shape, requiring you to invest in gutter repair.

This can all be avoided by keeping your troughs clean, of course. Whether you get up on a ladder yourself or arrange for a professional gutter cleaning service at least twice annually, relieving your standard gutters of fragments of tree branches, leaves, and other debris is key to keeping not just your gutters, but your entire home, in great condition. However, for one reason or another, you may not be keen about cleaning your gutters so often. Maybe you’re no longer comfortable getting up on a ladder or maybe you’re simply short on free time. Though you can pay a professional to clean your troughs and downspouts for you, this can be an expense you’d rather not pay for.

As a way of providing gutter protection and getting around frequent gutter cleaning, some Vancouver homeowners install gutter guards or gutter covers on their property. Though most of these do not prevent needing to clean altogether, they can increase the time between cleanings.

Traditional Gutter Guards

There are several different types of gutter covers available at a wide range of price points. As a Vancouver resident, it’s very possible that you’ve tried one or more of the types below before:

  • Screen covers: A gutter screen has a perforated cover that prevents large debris from entering your troughs. Over time, debris will collect on the guard’s surface and prevent water from entering your system. Regularly brushing these off is therefore necessary.
  • Micro-mesh covers: These function in the same way as screens but have a much tighter grid to prevent even the smallest debris from getting through.
  • Foam gutter guards: Foam blocks are designed to sit within troughs. Water seeps through the foam, but debris collects on top.
  • Brush gutter guards: Similar to foam guards but composed of a bristled brush that allows water to enter the trough while keeping out large leafy debris.

As you can see, all of these guards prevent clogs but fail to prevent the need for gutter cleaning. Screen and micro-mesh types can also void your roof warranty or shingle warranty, as you must either lift up your roof shingles to install them or staple them directly to your roof.

There’s an additional type of guard that performs better than the four types above—reverse-curve guards. At first glance, these covers look like a flat lid placed over the troughs. This certainly keeps debris out, but how does the water get in? These covers use principles of surface tension. Water makes contact with the top of the guard, slides down toward the edge, and then around the curved edge where it falls into the gutter.

There are a few problems associated with reverse-curve covers. If installed incorrectly, they aren’t able to handle heavy rainfalls. While some water will enter the gutters, much will slide right off the edge and onto the ground below simply due to the high velocity. To avoid this, they have to be installed quite high up on some roofs, making them stand out and detracting from your curb appeal. Many also do not prevent debris from collecting altogether. Fine debris can still make its way in, and over time this can cause clogs.

The Gutter Shutter is an all-in-one gutter and reverse-curve gutter guard system, but unlike standard reverse-curve guards, it can handle heavy rainfall, will add to your curb appeal and will never clog.

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Alt: A diagram of a Gutter Shutter system in Vancouver, WA with an internal view and depictions of leaves sliding over the top.

Our Vancouver Gutter Shutter Installation Service

At Pacific Gutter, we’re the number one provider and installer of the Gutter Shutter in Vancouver, WA. As “the world’s strongest all-in-one gutter guard system,” we’re proud to be able to provide this product to Vancouver homeowners through our gutter guard installation services.

Some of the main factors that make this system superior to the rest include:

  • Comes in a wide range of colors: Your rainwater drainage system shouldn’t detract from your home’s curb appeal but should add to it. Troughs are designed to mimic the appearance of crown molding, and by offering 8 different color options, we’re sure you’ll find the right color to allow it to blend in with your home.
  • Works with all roof types: The Gutter Shutter system is designed to work with both shallow roofs and homes with a steep roof.
  • Seamless design: As a seamless gutter, we’ll have it cut according to the dimensions of your home. The only seams will be at the corners, making it less prone to leaks and damage.
  • Heavy gauge aluminum: Standard aluminum covers and troughs are resistant to rust, but can bend and dent easily. Using .032-gauge aluminum makes these troughs extremely durable and strong.
  • Guaranteed clog-free: Yes, you read that right—installing the clog-free Gutter Shutter means you won’t have to worry about keeping your Gutter Shutter clean. If they do clog, take advantage of the lifetime warranty!
  • Guaranteed pull-free: You also won’t have to worry about these troughs sagging and pulling over time.
  • Made in the USA: Need we say more?
  • Larger trough size: Most troughs have a diameter of 5-inches, but the Gutter Shutter in Vancouver, WA can carry 20 percent more water thanks to its 6-inch design. This means you won’t have to worry about the structural integrity of your home being compromised during heavy rainfalls.

If you’re interested in this revolutionary rainwater system, contact our professional installers by phone at 503-782-5446 to get started on your Gutter Shutter installation today!

Vancouver Gutter Shutter FAQs

How Much Does It Cost To Install The Gutter Shutter in Vancouver, WA?

The cost of this system will depend largely on the size of your home, the color options you choose and whether your roof or fascia boards require repair in advance of installation. We calculate cost by the foot for materials, as well as labor costs. As this system is made in the USA and requires professional installation, it costs more than your standard gutter systems. That being said, you don’t have to worry about incurring costly water damage or replacing your troughs for decades with this system, making the higher upfront cost a long-term investment.

We want all Vancouver residents to be able to access this system, which is why we offer financing options. Contact us directly for more information on cost estimates and financing.

What Are The Gutter Shutter’s Maintenance Requirements?

In addition to upfront cost, maintenance costs are an important consideration with any rainwater drainage system. If you’re looking to avoid gutter cleaning, maintenance frequency is also worth noting. Fortunately, there is no maintenance required for the Gutter Shutter in Vancouver, WA. Yes, really!

If you really can’t stand the thought of not doing any maintenance work, you can run hose water through the troughs a couple of times each year, but this isn’t strictly necessary.

Will The Vancouver Gutter Shutter Increase My Home’s Value?

As there are no studies on this to date, we can only speculate. Expert house appraisers tend to agree that not having gutters, or having a system that has fallen into disrepair, will decrease your home’s value. Having a new drainage system and guards tends to attract buyers, but won’t necessarily increase the value of your home since they don’t add to your curb appeal.

Vancouver Gutter Shutter installation is an exception to this, as it may increase the aesthetic appeal of your home. While the jury’s still out on whether this product will boost your property value, it certainly will not detract from it and may even be a selling point.

Does The Gutter Shutter System Work During Heavy Rains?

Absolutely! The troughs are designed to withstand even the heaviest of rainfalls at up to a whopping 32 inches of rain per hour. If math isn’t your thing, consider this: Vancouver, WA gets about 42 inches of rain per year on average. Your troughs aren’t likely to experience a load anywhere near capacity.

How Long Does The Gutter Shutter Installation Process Take?

The length of service appointments for the Gutter Shutter varies from customer to customer, but unless you live in a very large home, it likely won’t take longer than a day to install your new troughs and downspouts.

After inspecting your home in person, we’ll provide you with both a cost estimate and an estimate for the amount of time your service will take.

Book Your Gutter Shutter Installation Appointment Today And Never Clean Your Gutters Again!

At Pacific Gutter, we’re committed to providing homeowners in Vancouver, WA with the best rainwater drainage system available on the market today. As a full-service gutter guard company, we have the expertise and experience to take you through every step of the process. Whether you live in Vancouver, WA, or one of the surrounding areas, such as Portland, Beaverton, Gresham or Oregon City, we’re ready and willing to help you achieve the right rainwater drainage solution for you.

What sets us apart from other installation companies is our unwavering commitment to our customers’ experience. Installing the Gutter Shutter is a big investment and one we don’t take lightly. Whether you’re a business owner or a homeowner, we want you to feel confident in our ability to efficiently and properly install your new system so that you can save more money down the road. Your peace of mind is our top priority, and we strive to achieve this by being transparent, communicative and flexible throughout the entire process.

Because this is a big investment, we’re happy to offer a complimentary project estimate on request. To schedule an appointment for a free consultation and quote, you can give us a call at 503-782-5446 or fill out our online quote request form. Likewise, if you have any questions or concerns and aren’t ready to commit to this service yet, we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Our customer service representatives are friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to help.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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