Gutter Solutions was called to advise on a dangerous situation at these Belgrade apartments.
The gutters were mysteriously dripping on the stairs and walk ways, causing dangerous ice conditions in the winter, and water damage to the exterior of the building when ever it rained.
At first glance everything seemed to look fine on this four year old building. But on closer examination it was found that the gutters were literally tore in half, for no apparent reason. (Take a look at the close up picture)
Upon further investigation it was found that due to the long lenghts of the gutter runs, and the tempature caused expansion and contraction of the aluminum gutters, the pressure had tore the gutters in half.
This could have easily and way less expensively been remedied by using our reveloutionary Snaplock attachment system. Snaplock gives home owners a life time guarantee, because it is a free floating attachment system, allowing gutter to expand and contract freely with out interfering with the gutter attachment system.
Wise investors use Snaplock!
Josh Skattum and Dave Skattum – Business Partners
Office (406) 222-0846 - firstname.lastname@example.org
2138 East River Road, Livingston, MT 59047
PO Box 833 Livingston, MT 59047
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1. How can I get an estimate for my project?
There are two ways to get an estimate: 1) Call us at 1-406-222-0846 or 1-406-861-8831; or 2) Click here and an email request can be sent. Remember, estimates are free!
2. What makes Gutter Solutions different from the other gutter companies in southwest Montana?
After years of working in the construction industry, Gutter Solutions began to notice some common problems associated with seamless gutters. Namely, they expand and contract with temperature change (weakening the attachment system) and they easily get full of leaves and debris. We have found solutions to these problems and give them a Lifetime Guarantee!
With over half of our customers being repeat and referral-based, we strive to be a company of exceptional customer service. The Gutter Solutions product page offers full explanation of what sets us apart.
3. Are you limited to projects and installations only in the Gallatin Valley and Park County area?
No. Gutter Solutions has installed gutter systems throughout the state of Montana, and we are not limited to just the Livingston and Bozeman area. We have completed work in White Fish, Kalispel, Deer Lodge, Helena, White Sulfur Springs, West Yellowstone, Ennis, Billings, Laurel, Red Lodge and more. We welcome the opportunity to work on your project, no matter where it might be located.
4. How long does a typical gutter system installation take?
Gutter installations take between a half and a full day for most projects. A more accurate time can be determined when your free estimate takes place.
5. What is a “heated gutter”?
A heated gutter is a heat system in the gutter, down spout and hood that eliminates frozen gutters. We recommend it on north facing gutters or any gutter or downspout location known to have a freezing problem (i.e. icicles or other collecting ice). Without a heated gutter system, downspouts and gutters may fill with ice, rendering the gutter system nonfunctional and possibly causing damage to the gutters, downspouts or to your roof.
6. What kind of gutter protection do you offer?
GUTTER HELMET – The First and the Best. Gutter Helmet has a life time guaranteed for plugging and performance. See a more complete description on the Gutter Helmet product page.
7. What material is your gutter made of and what colors does it come in?
The most common gutter system Gutter Solutions installs is an aluminum gutter system, which is available in over 60 standard colors. We have other premium colors available by special order. Custom color-matching is also available.
Gutter Solutions also installs copper, acrylume and rusted cold-rolled steelgutter systems. Acrylume is a product similar to galvanized steel. Our rusted steel gutter system is installed with a beautiful spectrum of rust on the outside.
8. Other companies offer copper gutters” as an option. Why should I choose Gutter Solutions for my copper gutter installation?
Copper should be left to trained and experienced professionals. Inexperienced or incautious workers may leave unsightly finger prints which will tarnish the copper and cannot be removed. Poor installation and dissimilar metals not only detract from the installation itself but can actually damage your investment.
9. What exactly does “seamless gutter” mean?
Seamless gutter means the gutter is continuous with no seaming or joints which prevents leaks, increases strength and ensures the best “look” possible for your home. Gutter Solutions will bring a roll-forming machine to your site and form the gutter in custom lengths according to your project specifications.
Note: Do-It-Yourself purchases from home improvement stores will be in 10′ lengths, requiring several seams along a length of gutter causing potential for leaks, reduction of the integral strength of the gutter pieces and highly increases the chance that your gutter will not be straight. This gives an improper pitch along the gutter which obstructs the most efficient flow of water through the system and is aesthetically unpleasing.
Seamless Gutter Systems installed by Gutter Solutions will be seamed only at the corners giving your home the best quality and protection possible.
10. What profiles do you offer?
Gutter Solutions’ seamless gutters are the standard K-style seen on most homes in the area. For referral, check out these pictures on this site to see how this profile compliments most architecture and fascia styles.
In addition, we install half-round gutter systems. Our half-round installations are installed seamlessly in lengths of up to 20 feet. Lenghts over 20 feet will be seamed, sealed, and glued, with seams hidden by the half-round hanger. We also offer custom-designed profiles to compliment any style or design for your project.
11. What downspouts do you offer?
Our seamless gutters are available with a variety of downspout options including a standard 2×3-inch, or a 3-inch round, 3×4-inch (for commercial applications) or even custom-designed downspouts to best fit your application.
12. What is Gutter Helmet®?
Gutter Helmet is a patented gutter-protection system that installs right over your existing gutters. It blocks leaves, pine needles and other debris from gathering in your gutters while allowing rainwater to flow into the gutter freely. This revolutionary system protects your home from the harmful effects of clogged gutters, build-up of rainwater and insect infestation.
Backed by a lifetime warranty, Gutter Helmet is the superior gutter protection system on the market and is engineered to last a lifetime.
Gutter Helmet guarantees you will
never have to clean your gutters again. Also, you will never
have to worry about getting on that ladder again. In fact, more homes are protected by Gutter Helmet than by any other gutter protection product!
12. What is Snaplock?
Snaplock is a gutter attachment system which allows the gutter to expand and contract with environmental temperature-change without interfering with the attachment system. It is seven-times stronger and free-floating. For a more information, refer to our products page.
13. Do spike and ferrel and hidden hanger installation really cause water damage resulting in rot, mold and falling gutters?
Yes, and this can lead to expensive repairs! But, don’t just take our word for it. Pick any state and look
in the Yellow Pages under “gutters” to see how many “gutter contractors” advertise they will replace rotted fascia boards! Also, ask these contractors
why they guarantee the material for 30 years but the installation and labor for only 1, 2 and 3 years?
14. Why does my house need gutters?
It will save you money and your home from unnecessary damage! It costs less to prevent problems than to repair them.
Your home needs gutters…
By making this investment with a cost equaling less than 1% of the cost of your home, you can rest assured that your property will reap the benefits of a high-quality rain and water control system. This wise investment now will save you thousands of dollars over the long term!
15. Why do I need to clean my gutters?
With proper care and maintenance, your gutter system will maintain its beauty and performance for many years. Premature failure of gutter systems is most often caused by the accumulation of debris in the gutter trough. Many leaves and particles accumulate, causing poor or no water flow to the downspouts. Hence, the weight of the debris and water leads to failure, sag and overflow of the system. Many times objects such as tennis balls, cola cans or newspapers will block the downspout. If you have trees you may want to install gutter protection such as Gutter Helmet
16. Why do I have stripes on my gutters? And, how can I get rid of the stripes?
Climatic conditions vary considerably from one locality to the next. In some locales, mildew and mold may be a problem. It appears as black spots or streaks occurring on the surface.
And, how can I get rid of the discoloration?
For surface soil, stains, streaks or striping resulting from air pollution, acid rain, industrial fallout, tree sap, insecticides or chimney fumes, it is recommended to use ordinary, non-abrasive household detergent. Apply detergent to the soiled surface using a soft rag, sponge or soft bristle brush with a gentle rubbing action. Do not rub vigorously resulting in glossy areas over the satin finish of your gutter or accessory products. Soft bristle brushes equipped with long extension handles may be used to reach some of the higher areas. It is important that immediately following all washing operations, the entire surface be thoroughly rinsed with fresh water from a garden hose. Ask us about “Clean Edge” for a permanent solution.
17. How much do you charge for gutter and gutter covers by the foot?
Because every home is unique, it is impossible to give an accurate price for a gutter system without a professional assessment of the property. Professional proposals and designs on site are free and the correct system for the home or property will be determined.
18. What other options and accessories do you offer?