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The Purpose of a Guttering Systems

The purpose of guttering systems is to collect water (rain) from the roofing area and disperse the water away from your home. Properly configured downspouts (leaders, drain pipes) are very essential.


A faulty guttering system can contribute to damage to Soffit & Fascia, Shingles, Building Foundations, Driveways, Walkways, Landscaping.











Guttering systems require maintenance to ensure protection for your home. Make sure your gutters are free from debris, leaves, granules from shingles, birds nest. The extreme exposure to nature can also cause sealant failures. (We always recommend a professional for maintaining your Guttering System).


For the average house, the installation will be done in one day. Shew’s Top Quality Roofing and Guttering personnel will arrive with a truck-mounted seamless gutter machine with the color you’ve selected.


Seamless Gutterling

Continuous Rain Guttering, Also known as Seamless Guttering “Seamless Gutters” is nationally recognized as the most popular form of guttering. Seventy-five percent of all guttering installed throughout the nation is continuous. Its popularity is easily understood because…

  • Continuous Rain Guttering, Seamless Guttering, eliminates unsightly seams

  • Reduces the possibility of leaks

  • Baked on enamel finish never needs painting

  • Protects the beauty of your home and landscaping

  • Formed on the job site for exact measurements

  • Most jobs are completed in one day

  • Many colors from which to choose from

The term seamless gutters can be confusing because there are seams in the system. The seams are only at the corners and downspout outlets. These joints are fastened more securely and sealed for stability and leak resistance. The Seamless Gutter itself is continuous which makes them both strong and visually more appealing.


Custom Gutter Installations

Shews also has a wealth of experience in custom and architecture appealing guttering systems.  Call us so we can develop a system to meet your needs.


Gutter Installation

A guttering system is no better than its installation.

  • For the cleanest appearance, we use hidden hangers to install your new gutters instead of unsightly spikes through the face.

  • Each hanger is secured using galvanized screws that hold strong and dependablely, not nails that back out over time.

  • Hanger straps support the front of the gutter and are secured to the roof under the shingles – this prevents sagging and maximizes durability.

  • All visible fasteners are color-matching screws vs rivets, that are virtually invisible and never rust.

  • Downspouts are secured to the house using wall anchors and galvanized screws used to install the gutter.


For the average house, the installation will be done in one day. Shew’s Top Quality Roofing and Guttering personnel will arrive with a truck-mounted seamless gutter machine with the color you’ve selected.


Helpful Seamless Gutter Terms

Here are some terms & subjects you should be aware of when reading an estimate from a contractor when making decisions.
Gauge – The thickness or the gauge of the gutter is very important. Primary aluminum is the thickest and most consistent available. The gauges range from .027-in, to .032in, the most used thickness is .027 in. for 5” gutters and .032 for 6” gutters.

Run Length – A straight section of gutter mounted against the fascia board. It is measured in linear feet.

• A Gabled Roof has 2 runs, front and rear.
• A Hip Roof has 4 runs.
• Fascia Board – The flat horizontal surface right below the edge of a roof
• Linear feet (often called Lineal feet) – A linear foot is the same as regular feet. It is a one-foot length of any long, narrow object. No conversion is necessary. If something is 6 linear feet tall, it is 6 feet tall. That just means when measuring linear feet, contractors are not taking the width into account. If you bought 100 linear feet of gutter, laying them down end to end would stretch for 100 feet, it wouldn’t matter how wide the gutters were.


Run Height – The height (in stories) at which each gutter run will be located (1st story, 2nd story etc.). This is used to determine the length of downspout needed.


Downspout – A pipe that carries rainwater from a roof gutter down to a drain or to the ground.


Fascia Angle – If there is any fascia board that is angled to follow the roof rafters, there is usually an extra charge.


Fascia Replacement – New gutters need a solid fascia surface upon which to be mounted. The rotted boards need to be replaced. Fascia boards narrower than 3” in width must be built out to provide proper support for hanging your new gutters.


Colors – Choose colors that will blend with your house. The gutters and downspouts are available in a number of different colors. The price can vary depending on the color you choose.

How to Determine Gutters & Downspouts

  • The most commonly used is the 5″ Seamless Gutter

  • (1) 3” x 4” downspout for every 1200 square ft. of roofing area.

  • For example: If your roof is 40ft. long and 16ft. to the peak.

  • 40 x 16 = 640 square ft. area Requires (1) 3” x 4” downspout

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