Frequently Asked Questions about Gutters

We’re your local Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon gutter installation and repair service. Our expertise and knowledge makes it possible for us to answer all your questions about gutter products, process and service.

Why should I replace my gutters?

Needing to replace your gutters can happen for a variety of reasons. Leaky gutters or gutters that hold water can be an issue. Gutters that look or or worn out can make your house look less appealing. Old gutters may not drain properly or may be tearing away from the home. Some old gutters are bent and cannot be repaired, causing clogs and other draining issues. You may desire a new set of gutters to match a style or house color you’re looking for.

How often should I clean my gutters?

The amount of times per year you should clean your gutters depends on what kind of trees are in your area. If the trees shed while hanging over your gutters you can expect to clean your gutters up to 4 times per year. Pine trees are often the biggest culprits in causing regular gutter cleaning. If you have few trees around your property, cleaning twice a year is sufficient.

Which gutters are right for me?

The size of your home, the amount of rain your property receives per year, the trees around your home, the materials needed for great performance, the gutter style and gutter color are all factors when choosing which gutter product to use. Myers Gutter Services can help determine which gutters you should install, and estimates are always free.

What are Seamless Gutters?

Seamless Gutters have fewer seams and joints in the gutters and downspouts, which leads to less chance of leaking. The product is stronger than a standard gutter system because it’s not made of multiple parts. This allows it to withstand heavy loads and strong winds.

What are the benefits of Seamless Gutters?

Seamless Gutters reduce the amount of leaks, are custom fit to your home, can withstand heavy winds and reduce the chance of blockages. Aesthetically, they come in a variety of colors and look great!

What are K-Style Gutters?

K-Style Gutters have a double curved design that looks very similar to crown molding. These gutters come in a variety of sizes, and can be build in a seamless way if desired. The shape of these gutters allows for an increased volume of water flow. They are strong and the shape protects them from dents. The majority of buildings use this style of gutter on the edge of their roofs due to affordability and ease of installation.

What are Fascia Gutters?

Fascia Gutters are a combination of both the gutter and the fascia itself. This results in a seamless protection around the edge of the roof. These gutters appear to be a core part of the house rather than a finish trim on the edge.

Why do I need downspouts?

Rain gutters without downspouts will not move water away from the roof or foundation of a building properly. A downspout is attached to the corners of a building and used to transfer the water from the gutter to the street or other drainage location. The directional curve can be unique to each installation, but the downspouts are required to create a tight fitting system with no leaks.

How long does installing gutters take?

Gutter installation takes less than one day in most circumstances, but depending on the size and configuration of your building, it can take up to a couple of days.

Can I install gutters myself?

It is highly recommended to hire professionals to install your rain gutters. Without that level of expertise, there is no guarantee the job will be done correctly and that issues won’t appear later on. It’s important that gutters are installed correctly to prevent water damage to your building, roof, and landscaping.

Guaranteed Quality Gutters & Downspouts

One of the most common problems for many homes is water damage. It can affect the structure and your comfort inside. Besides proper seals and quality roofing materials, new gutters & downspouts provide protection most efficiently by moving water away from other parts of the structure. If the system is compromised due to age, fallen branches, storm damage or wind, gutter and downspout repair or replacement is recommended. Myers Gutter Services takes pride in providing the best quality product at a competitive price.

When downspouts are damaged or plugged they can cause huge problems in the Willamette Valley rain. At Myers Gutter Services, we install downspouts, fitting your buildings configuration perfectly.

It’s a priority to keep your foundation and basement dry and free of mold and other toxic substances. Myers Gutter Services are drainage experts and offer many different underground drainage systems.

Fascia gutters are custom rolled and installed on site by our technicians, and are commonly used in commercial or heavy residential applications, seamlessly fixed directly to a fascia board.

K Style gutters are given this name because of the bent appearance of the front facing, which resembles the letter K. This shape helps move water off the roof and down to the ground effectively.

With seamless gutters, gutter leaks are eliminated and Myers Gutter Services guarantees years of worry-free performance with these rolled and built on site gutters, custom fit to match your home.

Find the most commonly asked questions about selecting, replacing and installing gutters in the Albany, Lebanon, Corvallis and Willamette Valley area. Myers Gutter Services is here for you.

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At Myers Gutter Services, we want you to be as informed as possible when making your buying decisions. We’re here to answer your questions, provide information about our services and products and are available to provide free estimates.