Frequently asked questions.
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Seamless gutters are custom cut-to-fit on-site with a special gutter machine. This machine takes a heavy roll of flat aluminum and folds it into the shape of a gutter.
The installation crew takes careful measurements, and then create gutters in a length to cover as much of a straight line as needed – even over 100 feet! There are no seams in the length – even at the downspouts. A fitting is punched into the gutter, in a way that any leakage is into the downspout. This results in a leak-proof gutter.
Most importantly: No seams = no leaks!
You can buy sections of gutters at home improvement stores, but you’ll likely end up with leaks over time. This is such a common problem, that you’ll find sealants and other goo sold to help homeowners patch the leak.
Remember that the rainwater has been on your roof, where it picks up tar, dirt, animal droppings, plant residue, etc. When you have a leak, these materials will gather and deposit on your home, on your eaves, fascia, or wall. It looks awful over time and adds to the maintenance costs of your home.
Your eaves and gutters are designed to direct water away from key parts of your house. These leaks can put dirty rainwater in paths down your windows, screens, possibly increasing water damage, and onto flat surfaces where deposits may be visible.
Seamless gutters are also more attractive. Since our eyes are drawn to discontinuities, people notice the seams or the transition joints. Once leaks form, there are often discolorations on the gutter and the fascia or wall below.
Lower-cost or inferior gutter systems look like an after-thought. A seamless gutter can blend into the chosen look for your home – functional and not a distraction. Good designers sometimes choose gutters to blend in, and sometimes to stand out! Either way, they can enhance the curb appeal of your home.
Seamless gutters withstand the effects of our crazy Texas weather, where heat and cold lead to expansion and contraction, which causes seams and transitions to leak. The occasional freezing temps that break down seams don’t create leaks – since there aren’t seams!
Seamless gutters direct rainwater where you choose, not where leaks develop. This keeps water away from your home’s foundation, or basement. It also protects your landscaping, by maintaining your mulch and soil in place.
Steel gutters are sometimes used where there are high-capacity and weight needs. For example, where heavy rains are frequent, or where snow and ice are a way of life. They are commonly used for commercial buildings. Steel Gutters are more expensive than aluminum gutters and are not as resistant to rust or corrosion.
We use seamless aluminum gutters to serve our Texas clients.
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We use aluminum gutters.
They are rust-free and corrosion-free. Aluminum doesn’t rust or corrode; it’s a no-maintenance material.
They have durable, factory-applied color. Aluminum gutters come with a factory-applied finish that is available in a wide variety of colors to match your home and/or roof. The finish won’t wear off or require maintenance unless you have to touch up scratched areas.
Affordability. Seamless aluminum gutters cost less than other types of gutters.
One-day installation. BDSG trained installers complete a seamless gutter installation on most homes in a single day, assuming that the fascia boards along the eaves are in good condition. This includes removal of existing gutters.
We use different local Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex - vendors, with dozens of color options. Builders often use standard colors, so that they know they will have a match with the most common and asked-for gutter colors. Our representative can help you choose.
We can also make a special order, but it takes time, so please give us lots of heads up to arrange that!
BDSG clients enjoy years of worry-free protection. After installation, we hope you never have to think about gutters again! (That’s our job…)
BDSG uses industry-leading materials from Sennox- Spectra - ABC -Denver Southwest. This material carries a 25 year warranty. The installation by BDSG carries a two-year warranty.
If you’d like to learn more about other gutter options available for your home, please let us know. We enjoy educating our customers about the products we install and will gladly answer any questions you may have about our seamless rain gutters.
Nope - although we would enjoy meeting you and answering any questions you might have. Provided we have access to the exterior of your home, we can measure and provide a quote without your presence.
Some of our repeat clients have never met our estimators or even our installation teams!
We accept all the major credit cards available.
Leaf Guards are installed to keep leaves from gathering in gutters and clogging the gutter or downspouts. In Texas, many homes don’t need leaf guards. However, once your trees grow in and exceed the height of your eaves, or overhang the house, leaf guards are recommended.
Another reason for leaf guards is to keep animals out, especially nesting birds. Birds don’t generally nest in the open, but will gravitate to corners or where the shape of the building provides cover.
There are many options that we can recommend specific to your needs - so give us a call for a free consultation and estimate.