• Frequently Asked Questions
  • What are seamless gutters?

    Seamless rain gutters are just that – seamless. There are no breaks in the gutter trough.

  • How do seamless gutters differ from sectional gutters?

    Since there is no seam, there are less points to leak. This is why they are the most popular type of gutter today. The only seams are at inside and outside corners. Advantage seamless gutters are siliconed, screwed and warranted for five years not to leak.

    Seamless gutters are usually made from aluminum, but they can be made from copper or galvalume. They are roll formed on site with a machine that is brought to your home by us. Each individual gutter is customized to fit your home ensuring the perfect fit.

    With a conventional sectional gutter system there are numerous sections of guttering all pieced together by snap-in-place connectors. Over time these sections form leaks in the seams and can cause wood rot behind the gutter or even worse damage to your foundation.

  • What are the main benefits of seamless gutters?
    • Greatly reduces the possibility of leaks
    • Eliminates unsightly seams
    • Baked on enamel finish never needs painting
    • Formed on the job for exact measurements
    • Most jobs completed in one day
    • Protects and Compliments the beauty of your home
    • Many colors to choose from to match or accent your brick and trim
  • When is it necessary to replace gutters?

    If the exterior of your house has mold or peeling paint, it could be a sign that your gutters need fixing or replacing. Snow and ice can build up within the gutters,  causing damage or leaks to the home. (It is a myth that gutters cause ice buildup – instead it is caused by heat escaping too quickly from your home.)

    Clogged downspouts and debris in gutters can cause them to pull away or sag from the home. They may not be pitched correctly, leaving standing water that attracts insects and mold.

    When it comes to keeping leaves out of your gutters and downspouts, there is no reason to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars to solve this common problem.  There are many new and expensive gimmicks on the market today. Advantage Seamless Guttering can solve these problems without spending all your hard earned money!

    Other signs that the gutters may not be working correctly are cracks in the foundation of the house or water in the basement. Clogged gutters can cause water buildup, forcing it to overflow and causing water buildup around the foundation.

    In any of these situations, getting a gutter professional such as Advantage to assess the problem is the best step you can take to correcting your problem.

  • Do gutters cause ice build-up?

    Ice that continually freezes in gutters can be a pain in the neck for homeowners. Once ice has clogged the gutter or the drainpipe, thawing causes water to overflow the gutter, and subsequent freezing can lead to roof damage and dangerous ice patches on the ground. Understanding what causes ice build up is the first step in solving the problem.

    The main cause of ice build up on the roof has to do with poor attic insulation. Heat escaping through the roof of the house melts the bottom of the snow that is on the roof. This melted snow trickles down until it reaches the edge of the roof. When it reaches the gutter, it is no longer warmed by the heat from the house and it freezes into ice. This process can eventually build up large amounts of ice on and around the gutter.

    Other reasons for ice build-up are blocked drainpipes or improperly placed gutters.

  • Are colors available?

    Yes. We offers wide variety of colors are available for standard aluminum gutters, copper or galvalume. The high quality baked enamel finish never needs painting.

    Advantage Seamless Guttering takes pride in the small details such as matching colors for gutters and downspouts, and making sure the screws are painted to blend in on the downspouts.

  • How are they installed?

    When we arrive at your home with our machine, each gutter is measured and cut to specific measurements, then we attach the gutters to your home using hidden hangers.

    One of the most important aspects of installation is a proper pitch to the gutter so fine debris and water flow and drain properly.

    Advantage carefully assesses your situation to find the best location to direct runoff away from your house.

    Advantage uses hidden hangers which interlock into the gutter for a cleaner look.  We also space the hangers closely and attach a roof strap to offer more strength and durability against the weight of snow or ice.

    At our company, aesthetics is one of the important parts of installation.

  • Why should I use Advantage Seamless Guttering?

    Advantage Seamless Guttering has an established reputation for honesty, and believes in not spending the customer’s money when it is not necessary. Some contractors believe in quantity not quality. We believe that gutters should be functional and accentuate your home. We can work with you to choose a color that either blends into the design of your home or highlights archetectual features.

    We have been in the gutter installation business for many years.

  • Are your gutters guaranteed?

    Yes. We warranty our materials for 20 years, and workmanship for 5 years.
    We promise to meet or exceed customer expectations in every job we do. Satisfaction is guaranteed with Advantage.

    Our colors are under warranty for 20 years against chipping, peeling or blistering.

  • Will you dispose of my old gutters?

    Yes.  If there are existing gutters, they will be taken down and taken away for little or no charge when new gutters are installed.