Seamless Home Gutter Systems
Many homeowners do not realize the importance of installing new gutter systems. By collecting and carrying water safely away from the home, properly installed gutters protect the home in many ways.
Problem gutters can dump gallons of water directly onto the ground next to the foundation of a house. This water can cause or complicate existing foundation settlement problems.
Few things are more frustrating than watching the beautiful landscaping that you spent hundreds or thousands of dollars installing, get washed away because of poor rain drainage.
Undermined driveways, patios, and walkways
Excess water draining or accumulating near the house can erode the soil underneath driveways, patios, and walkways. As this underlying soil is washed away, so is the support provided for the driveway, patio, or walkway. The end result can range anywhere from settling or cracking to a complete collapse.
Damaged fascia, soffit, or outside wall
Non-existent, leaky, or poorly installed gutters can damage a house’s structural integrity by allowing water to penetrate and damage the fascia, soffit, or the actual framing of the house – causing thousands of dollars in damage.
Because termites need water to reproduce and thrive, gutters that dump excess water near the house encourage termite infestation.
Cleaning the gutters has got to be one of the most unpleasant and put-off jobs around any home. It is dirty. It is wet. It is just no fun. But worse than all this, it can be deadly. There are over 500,000 reported ladder falls and injuries each and every year; without a doubt, a good portion of these occurred while cleaning a gutter system.
Don’t become a statistic! Let the professionals at Jancewicz & Son install a leaf protection system on your home today. Not only will you save yourself the headaches of a very unpleasant job – you may save your life.
But don’t forget the economic benefit from a leaf protection system – how it will increase the value of your home. Because whoever purchases your home in the future surely dreads cleaning gutters as much as you do.
Snow & Ice Protection
Just as leaf protection prolongs the life of your gutters by preventing leaf and debris buildup, snow & ice protection safeguards your gutter investment against buildup of snow and ice. Snow and ice are much heavier than people realize and can do considerable damage if left unchecked. Don’t let your gutter investment come crashing to the ground under the weight of snow and ice – let Jancewicz & Son install protection for you before winter hits.
Leaf & Snow Protection Options
How Gutter Cap Works
Gutter Cap’s patented design incorporates the principle of water surface tension in which rainwater adheres to the dome of the cap while leaves and debris fall off the roof. The existing gutters become a free-flowing roof drainage system, eliminating the hassle and danger of cleaning gutters, and preventing thousands of dollars in damage each year.
The Gutter Cap Advantage
The Gutter Cap design is a more effective solution than traditional screens and vinyl caps. Screens quickly clog with small twigs and leaves and are prone to caving in from ice and snow. Screens commonly fall out of the gutter system.
Vinyl covers warp, crack, and clog in the vertical channels. Squirrels can easily chew through the vinyl to create a home in the gutter system.
Gutter Cap is made from an X-10 metal alloy with no vertical openings to clog, and has an edge over other metal systems by its patented no-clog channeling system.
Gutter Cap can be installed on most roofs including flat, metal, slate, cedar shake, and under proper conditions half barrel ceramic tiles. Gutter Cap does not fasten with clips or brackets and can be installed over existing gutters. It can even be re-installed if you need a new roof.
Gutter protection should be almost invisible on your home. Gutter Cap achieves this objective by its low profile mount, the available 12 colors to match the roof, and its no-fade, no-chalk finish. Many other systems will look two-tone on your home within 2-5 years depending on the climate, while Gutter Cap will maintain proper aesthetics year after year.
Gutter Cap has one of the most comprehensive warranties available. We guarantee that our product is maintenance free. In contrast to many other available products, you will not be required to brush or hose off the system to satisfy the conditions of the warranty.
With Gutter Cap you won’t be purchasing a gutter fixture, but a true no-maintenance system that will look great for years to come!
Homeowners today have many more options for gutters than ever before. Jancewicz & Son is proud to install only the best in seamless aluminum and copper gutters, and leaf protection systems from the major manufacturers in the industry – Englert, Gutter Cap, and Gutter Roof.
Seamless Aluminum: Lower cost, but still a high value addition to any home
All homes need rain gutters, so make sure that the system you are using is both the best designed and the best engineered system on the market – but also make sure that it represents the best value for money. Aluminum gutter systems can do just that.
- Aluminum gutters have many advantages over other gutter systems;
- Aluminum is a very durable material that will not rust or corrode under normal use;
- Aluminum can be painted in a range of colors that allows for color coordination with roofs other design requirements;
- Aluminum gutters are very light and therefore require no special support structures;
- Aluminum gutters are very friendly on the homeowner’s budget.
So what exactly is a “seamless” gutter – and why are they better? Well as the name implies, seamless gutters eliminate the seams commonly found in sectional gutter systems. In a traditional, sectional gutter system (i.e., installed using pre-formed lengths of aluminum gutter) if the length of gutter needed exceeds the length of a pre-formed gutter section (which it usually does), multiple sections need to be hooked together until the full length is reached. Every time 2 sections are connected, a seam is created – which also creates another opportunity for leaks to form.
In a seamless gutter system, this does not happen. Sure, there are still some joints, even in a seamless system (at each end for example), but by eliminating the seams within the length of the gutter run, the opportunities for leaks are also eliminated.
5″ K-Style gutters are the industry standard for residential installations. Able to handle all but the largest roofs, 5″ K-Style gutters can be seen on the vast majority of homes in the United States.
The professionals at Jancewicz & Son can custom-form your seamless 5″ aluminum gutters on-site to give you a flawless gutter system with a custom-crafted look, but at the budget-friendly cost that aluminum guttering is known for.
Copper gutters remove gutter systems from the realm of utility and transform them into architectural features that are meant to be noticed. Copper gutters make a real statement as to how you think about your home and how you measure value. With each passing year, copper ages gracefully, developing a beautiful patina, yet it still retain its complete structural integrity so that it may outlast many of the homes on which it is fitted. In Europe there are many homes that still have copper guttering systems that were first fitted hundreds of years ago.
The great thing about copper gutters is that they will never rust or rot. Copper is a metal that forms a natural renewable corrosion barrier, and it has the all the natural strength of metal to stand up to the elements better than any other material. Copper gutters may be more expensive initially but if you intend to build your home to last and if you or children will still be in the home in 10, 20 or 50 years then copper becomes a very smart investment. Once in place it will never need replacing. And don’t forget about the added value to your house on a resale basis and you will see that, as with many decisions made on the basis of quality, the long term benefits far outweigh the initial slightly higher cost.
Copper gutters, however, require very specialized skills and tools to install. It would be a big mistake to entrust such an important investment in your home to just anyone. If you want to make a statement by adding copper gutters to your home, make sure that you trust the professionals at Jancewicz & Son to do the job correctly.
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