1. Why do I need a gutter system?
Gutters are a great investment for all homes, and are designed to save the homeowner time and money in the future. Gutters are designed to control the flow of excess rain and ensure that the water flows away from your home. Without gutters, rain water can flow freely around your house, causing serious issues like mold, fascia board rot, peeling paint, washed out landscaping, and perhaps the most serious problem, a damaged foundation. These issues can be expensive to repair, and may have been avoided with a simple gutter installation.
2. What kind of gutters should I put on my home?
There are many factors that go into selecting what type of rain gutters to install on your home. We've listed some of the most important things to consider when purchasing a new gutter system.
Brand: Gutters are made by a wide variety of manufacturers, and just like any other consumer product, will range from cheaply made to high-end. The main issue to address here is how long your gutters will last, because cheaply made gutter systems tend to develop problems more quickly and may require regular repair, or even replacement. Higher quality gutters will be made of stronger materials and are designed to last indefinitely, and will often come with a lifetime warranty. *Green Energy of SA works only with the highest quality products and offers lifetime warranties on all gutter installations.
Traditional vs. Seamless : Traditional gutters are installed by drilling or nailing hundreds of holes through the side of the gutter in order to secure it onto the home. Because there are holes through the gutter walls, water can leak out and cause a variety of problems. In a seamless gutter system, the gutters are instead "snapped" onto the home, which means no holes are drilled through the gutter wall. Seamless gutters eliminate the potential for water leaking through the installation holes, and causing rot, mold, and water damage.
Installation: The first step in gutter installation is to have a service technician come out to your home to assess your particular needs. In order for the technician be able to put together a price quote for you, he/she will do an inspection which considers: home size, number of floors, whether or not an old gutter system needs to be removed, roofing style, and more. The technician will then give a quote for materials and service, then schedule the installation. It is always good to consider the qualifications and experience of the company and installer to ensure that you get the best service possible.
Guards: Many homeowners choose to install a guard system with their rain gutters. Leaf guards, or gutter guards as they are also known, cover the top of the gutter creating a closed system that stops leaves, dirt, and debris, from getting in. Gutter guards can save the homeowner from having to clean or pay a company to company to clean their gutter system. Gutter guards are highly recommended especially if your home is near trees that will drop leaves and debris onto your home throughout the year.
Color: Homeowners like for their new gutter system to match the paint color and style of their home. Good installation companies will offer gutters in various colors, and will be able to match your new installation to fit with the paint color of your home.
3. How long will my gutters last?
Here is the best part…both Leaf Lock Gutter Systems and Snap Lock Seamless gutters are backed by an unprecedented lifetime transferable warranty, so you won’t have to worry about another purchase any time soon!
4. Why choose us for gutter installations in San Antonio, TX?
Green Energy of San Antonio is the premier provider of Snap Lock Gutters and Leaf Lock Gutter Systems. We will help you choose the perfect system for your home, schedule a quote, and install your gutters, all with the utmost care for you and your home. Get in touch today by giving us a call, or by filling out the contact page so we can contact you! We look forward to helping you with all of your gutter needs!