Be aware that broken shingles, short shingles, loose gutters and excessive space between the top of the gutter and the edge of the shingle can also lead to water getting behind the gutter and rotting the fascia. Alpha Gutters can custom fit aluminum flashing to extend from under the shingles down into your gutters, existing gutters or new ones.
Example of rotted fascia after old gutters are removed, prior to a new gutter system. The old gutter system was not properly flashed thus leading to the water damage on the eve fascia of the home.
Examples of flashing that extends down over the back of the gutter to protect the fascia from getting water on it.
A Note About Flashing and Drip Edge:
Some roofs have no drip edge, some have drip edge only on the gables, while some have drip edge over all gable and eve fascias. If there is existing drip edge at the eve fascia (which is where the gutters are installed), the Alpha Team will install the new gutter under the drip edge to prevent water from getting behind the gutter and onto the fascia. If there is fascia exposed in the area above the gutter and below the shingle, and there is no drip edge or flashing, WATER can get behind the gutter, rotting the fascia. This is an easily overlooked problem for homeowners but our experts will ensure that your system will be properly installed with any problems addressed during your free estimate.
Solid Bull Nosed Systems (which are like a helmet):
Filter Style Systems:
If you already have gutters and desire to keep them debris-free, consider purchasing a leaf protection system. Alpha Gutters will ensure that your current gutters are in good condition, properly sloped and are prepped and ready to work congruently and effectively with your new leaf protection system.
Providing and installing a wide variety of leaf protection products, we work with each home's unique characteristics such as the roof line and style, the landscaping around the structure, the aesthetics of each leaf protection system, and of course the cost of the various choices. Our experts will help you choose the best system to keep your gutters free and clear of debris, thus ensuring your gutter system works effectively.
There are two types of leaf protection systems:
These styles require that a gutter system is properly sloped and utilizes the larger 3 x 4 downspouts - all which the Alpha Team will complete prior to installation.
Hand-cut corners attractively handle the complicated roof line of this custom home
No roof is too complicated for our gutters!