How We Do Gutters

Sudbury Seamless Gutters prides itself in providing the highest quality, superior service, and 'satisfaction-guaranteed' installations. We appreciate your business and will do whatever is necessary to ensure your satisfaction for the life of your installation.

Gutter Removal

After carefully removing old gutters, we will make sure the fascia is in good condition. If fascia replacement is needed we do it. The position of the new gutters may need to be different fom the original. You may have to do some minor paint touch-up of your fascia boards. Next we clean the entire work area and properly remove and dispose of the old gutters

Gutter Installation

  • We offer 5'' and 6'' aluminum and copper.
  • We only use commercial grade aluminum seamless gutter material (.032 inch thick)! (see color chart)

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  • What makes Sudbury Seamless Gutter installations unique:
  • Gutter pitch is set with a LASER level.
  • All roof rafter ends are located and marked.
  • Heavy duty hidden bar hangers are positioned over each rafter end.
  • The gutter is secured using 2 1/2 inch hot-dipped galvanized screw shank nails OR the Raytec Hangfast hanger.

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  • Our entire installation method is designed to withstand the ice and snow build-up typical of New England winters.

Downspouts and Elbows

We use heavy-duty aluminum (.025 inch thick) 2x3 downspouts and our downspout outlets are 2 3/4". The standard size is 2 3/8"! All downspouts are screwed together using stainless steel, non-rusting hex-head screws. We then secure downspouts to the house using a hidden cleat. We do not use unsightly straps over the front of the downspouts. This type of installation prevents joints from coming apart in the years to come.

Fascia Replacement

If fascia replacement is needed we offer pre-primed pine or PVC. We paint the new fascia to match your existing.

 

Half Round Gutter Design

Half-round gutters were the traditional gutter style on homes built before 1950 and remain a popular choice in historic renovation projects, traditional renovations, and new upscale custom housing.

The simple lines of half-round gutters compliment heavily textured materials such as slate, shakes, and tiles.

 

Gutter Cleaning

Gutters should be cleaned at least once a year. For those of you who have trees located close to your house or pine trees on your property you should consider cleaning twice a year (spring and fall). Even though our outlets are 60% larger than the standard, the proper operation of the gutter system requires a yearly cleaning.

Please visit our sister company, Marlboro Gutter Cleaning for more information.


 

Rot Prevention

Fascia Rot! Don't let this ruin your investment!

Installation of Drip Edge Modification (DEM) may be required to elimiate a pre-existing condition of water tension. This condition causes water to cling to the existing drip edge, running across the underside of your roof lip and down the fascia board behind the gutter. Sometimes a new DEM must be installed even when an existing drip edge already exists, if it is not compatible with your gutter systems.


 

Ice & Snow Damage Prevention

Gutters themselves do not cause ice dams and the resulting water back-up. Rather, ice dams occur when snow builds up and remains on the roof during a cold snap. The snow under the pile melts, travels down the roof a ways, then re-freezes, forming an acumulative wall of ice. Later, when more snow melts, the water running down the roof is stopped by the ice and backs up under the shingles. This can cause leaking into the attic and utlimately through the ceilings and walls.

If the attic, vaulted ceiling, or knee-walls are properly insulated and ventilated then this problem should not occur. If you do experience water problems it is important you have as much ice and snow as possible removed from this area. In extreme cases heating cables may be installed on your roof. Sudbury Seamless Gutters provides both snow and ice removal services as well as installation of the cables.*

*Ice dam prevention cables may need to be hardwired by a licensed electrician.


 

Gutter Covers

Contact us today about our gutter covers.