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9931 Roosevelt AveSan Antonio, TX 78214
From Business: Jimmy’s Roofing LLC is a licensed, insured and certified roofing company. We’ve become masters of metal roofing by specializing in metal roof installations for over 25 years. This level of experience is only possible with a high level of professionalism and quality workmanship. We pride ourselves in handling all types of r…
6735 Low Bid LnSan Antonio, TX 78250
I had a 35'x24' Carport installed. Mark was my sales representative who showed up for my estimate at the appointed time. Provided me with a quote on the spot on 5/16/2017. I accepted the quote by email and the process was underway.It took Homer, Darryl and son two days to complete the project wh…
3132 Rock Creek Run StSan Antonio, TX 78230
From Business: We are a San Antonio, TX based metal roofing company with more than 25 years of metal roofing experience. Our installers have been trained on metal roof systems and pay close attention to every detail to make sure that your metal roof will last.
10207 Sommers DrSan Antonio, TX 78217
From Business: Gutters & Downspouts, Gutter & Downspout Cleaning, 30 Colors Available, Copper & Galvanized, Residential & Commercial, Gutter Cleaning & Repairs, Free Estimates, Competitive Rates, 5 inch Seamless, 6 inch seemless, 6 inch old world 1/2 inch round seemless
19615 Encino Knoll StSan Antonio, TX 78259
From Business: We are a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity and treats your home or business as if it were our own. We are experts in all aspects of roofing projects and our services are customized to each individual project. We specialize in both installations and replacements. We pride ourselves on the …
11222 Mystery DrSan Antonio, TX 78216
From Business: We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumers needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we tak…
3700 Fredericksburg RdSan Antonio, TX 78201
By far one of the best companies I've ever had the opportunity to work with, they did great work, and kept everything clean, left no trash behind, and there workers are very nice, knowledgeable, and polite!
9200 Broadway StSan Antonio, TX 78217
I needed a new roof due to hail damage and making the decision to go with Durizon was the best decision I could make. Not only did they come next day they got my roof done within a week. They were able to explain everything that from insurance paperwork to what the next steps were going to be an…
14726 Bulverde RdSan Antonio, TX 78247
From Business: We specialize in handling insurance-covered events such as hail damage, wind damage, rain water damage, condensation & inadequate ventilation damage, rain gutters installation, tree limb damage & siding installation. We use only the highest-quality, affordable roofing materials available and employ only highly skilled roof…
513 Ubry Ranch LaneSeguin, TX 78155
From Business: Professionally designed and installed gutter systems * Gutters are custom made, on-site, to fit your home. We bring the factory to your house and make the gutters specifically to fit your house * Trained workers perform installation, Free Estimates, Assorted colors, Competitive Pricing, No leaks - gutters are seamless so t…
5 Upper Cibolo Creek RdBoerne, TX 78006
From Business: If you are in need of a new gutter system, gutter installation or gutter repair, call Quality Gutter Systems. We will take care of your gutter needs from big to small! Our team serves Boerne, the Hill Country and San Antonio areas, offering free estimates. Half Round Gutters, 5 Year Workmanship Warranty, Gutter Cleaning an…
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
Beth was extremely knowledgable and friendly in answering my gutter questions when I first called them. Craig then followed up with a thorough home visit and free consultation and estimate. You can see his years of experience in the quality of work he does. I highly recommend Gutters Unlimited. …
Serving the San Antonio Area.
From Business: FREE Estimates! At All American Concrete, Rain Gutters & Patio Covers we offer commercial and residential services at affordable rates. No job is too small or big…
9547 Valley Dale StSan Antonio, TX 78250
Excellent customer service and I really thought prices were fair. I have not had any problems with my new roof and if looks great!!! I definitely recommend Texas Premier Roofing.
1535 Brady Blvd Ste 3San Antonio, TX 78237
They were on time for the estimate and the work days, The men were clean and professional, The schedule provided was kept, The gutters and downspouts were perfect! I would highly refer Just Gutters to all my family and friends.Thank you!
603 Wishing StarSan Antonio, TX 78258
Got gutters in Dec. 2014 from CSG, based on the quote and information on the paperwork (lifetime labor guarantee, 50 year material guarantee, 5" alcoa aluminum gutter, eliminate foundation, garden and roof run-off damage, gutters will not leak, if you are unsatisfied for any reason, we have so m…
1951 NW Loop 410San Antonio, TX 78213
Long story short -- about $1000 worth of stuff went missing from my garage within a 4 hour window of this company working here. I opened the garage door to let them in, and lowered it after them when they left. I don't have video tape of a theft, but if the timing of all my stuff going missing d…
8000 W Interstate 10 Ste 600San Antonio, TX 78230
From Business: Welcome to JS Construction Consultants LLC., where our superior customer service matches our high-quality of materials used. Following the industry's highest standards, we provide premier insurance claim restoration for both homeowners and commercial needs. We are a socially responsible company that uses superior materials…
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Very satisfied with finished product. Installation crew was on time and very courteous. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Lessard's is a first class company to work with. What they say they are going to do is exactly what you get. Very professional installation and super followup. They did all the work when we built our house and added additional gutters when we needed more. Couldn't ask for better.
TOP NOTCH!!! This company loves there customers and you can see it there work is amazing and they even do flashing this a one stop shop you will be amazed with the service and the price very happy!!
Installed new gutters and matched my 8 year old gutters perfectly. Opted for the flashing and 5 new splash blocks and still less than expected. They did all of the work unattended, no mess when I came home and looks amazing. Great Job!
Don’t waste your money on those home improvement stores. Get a quote from Lessard’s Gutter and compare the prices. There are NO hidden costs from Lessard’s. What is quoted is what you pay. They also give you options on the different types of leaf guards they install and the different colors they offer. From my first contact to having my gutters installed took only 3 Days. I cannot say enough about how easy it was to do business with Lessard’s Gutters.
An excellent company that did an incredible work for us! I contacted them via telephone and they were very courteous and professional. Chaz came over, took his time shooting pictures and explaining the entire quote and installation process to me (to include matching colors, warranty, prices, etc.). The installation crew arrived on time and left no debris on my property. I certainly recommend this company to anyone interested in getting professional work at a great price.
Lessard's was a pleasure to work with!. Erin and Randy were very friendly and very professional. The installation crew came out and completed the job quickly and left my property debris free. If you are looking for a great gutter at a great price installed by a high quality company stop looking and call Randy at Lessard's
Erin and her crew were very professional and our house looks great with the new gutters and down spouts!
The office girls and the workers that did installation were all professional from start to finish and our gutters and down spouts look great on our house!
I am a fairly new homeowner who moved into my home about 6 months ago. During the first big rain storm in the house, I noticed that water was pouring off of my roof in big sheets instead of through my gutter. After the storm, I went to inspect what was going on, and realized that my gutters were so clogged and broken that they were unable to function. So, I figured I'd look into getting new gutters. I asked my next door neighbor if they knew of anyone in town, and they told me they had gotten their gutters installed by Custom Seamless Gutters some years back. I looked them up online and called the owner, Phil to ask for an estimate. He told me to go outside and take some pictures of the exterior of my house and to send them to him. I thought this was kind of weird at first because I figured he'd come in person to check it out. As it turns out, he's been doing gutters for so long, that he can tell just from a picture how much material he'll need. I actually appreciated this service because it saved me the hassle of having to clear time in my schedule for an appointment. I called around to a couple of other gutter companies, and ended up going with Custom Seamless Gutters because he offered the best deal... He told me that he'll beat any like bid by 7%. A week later, his crew came out to my house and removed my old gutters and replaced them with the new ones—in a color that much better suited my house, I might add! It's been a few months with the new gutters and I am very pleased. Water no longer floods my yard whenever it rains, and instead it's nicely funneled into a drainage ditch. Thank you very much!
Gutters aren't the prettiest part of a home's exterior, but they are incredibly important. Without gutters, rain can pose a serious threat to your roof and foundation.
Gutters act like funnels that are ready to catch the rain when it falls and redirect it away from your home. The downspout or leader is the part of the gutter system that allows the water to flow down and away from the foundation.
Without the gutter in place surrounding a roof, rainwater pours onto a home's siding and can cause damage over time, including discoloration, weakened siding, or mold. Water standing on a roof can also get under shingles and cause similar damage. If the shingles or siding become extremely deteriorated, the water damage could infiltrate the interior of a home and lead to additional, and more costly, issues.
Continuous rain pouring down from the roof can also cause the soil around a home to erode. As the soil washes away, water can begin to collect directly adjacent to the home's foundation and eventually make its way into a basement.
A gutter and downspout system mitigates these problems by collecting rainwater and making sure it is released at a safe distance from the home.
There are several different styles of gutters from which homeowners can choose.
K-style gutters, also known as Ogee or formed gutters, have a flat bottom and back. The outward-facing wall of the gutter is usually flared outward with a decorative shape that often mimics crown molding. These typically hold about twice as much water than half-round gutters and cost more as well.
Half-round gutters, also simply called round gutters, are typically found on older homes. They are U-shaped and hold significantly less water than a K-style gutter.
Square or box gutters have flat bottoms, backs, and fronts.
Round downspouts connect to round gutters.
Square downspouts connect to either square gutters or K-style gutters. They are usually rectangular in shape, with dimensions of either 2 inches by 3 inches or 3 inches by 4 inches.
Spiral or otherwise decorative downspouts are also available, though they are typically more expensive than round or square downspouts.
Guards are sometimes added to protect gutters from excessive wear and tear that the changing seasons may bring. Leaf guards keep leaves and debris from building up inside the gutter, while snow guards protect gutters during harsh winters.
Just as gutters come in several shapes, they can also be crafted out of various materials. Each has its pros and cons. The most common size and shape is the 6-inch K-style gutter, and the pricing information that follows refers to this combination.
The most popular material is aluminum, which is lightweight, doesn't rust, and is easy to install. They can also come in various colors and be painted to match a home's siding. About 70 percent of gutters are seamless, which means they are installed right onto the home from a long spool of aluminum shaped and cut to size.
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The only gutter material less expensive than aluminum is vinyl, which comes with several downsides. Vinyl gutters don't hold up well in cold weather, the color will easily fade in the sun, and they don't support ladders leaned against them. On the plus side, they are easily installed and aren't heavy.
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Steel is strong and will resist rust for about 5 to 10 years. It can also come in a variety of colors and easily be painted to match a home. However, it is heavy and difficult to install.
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Many copper gutters are the half-round shape and found on older or historic homes. Their better qualities include their exceptional beauty compared to other gutter material options and their resistance to rust, even after many years. In time, though, the copper will develop a patina, or layer of oxidation, which many homeowners prefer. However, they require a professional installation, unlike the other metals that can be installed by an adventurous or knowledgeable homeowner. Copper is also one of the more expensive materials.
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Zinc gutters will last a very long time and are typically used in historic renovations and high-end homes. There is no need to paint them, and, like copper gutters, they will develop a patina after a few years. Also like their copper cousins, zinc gutters must be installed by a professional. Zinc gutters are only available in the half-round shape and are usually 6 inches across.
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Many homes built before the 1960s had wooden half-round gutters installed. Some homeowners like the traditional or natural look of wooden gutters. However, they require special maintenance. Wooden gutters should be oiled regularly to prevent drying, cracking or deterioration. They are also heavy compared to metal versions.
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Just like any other important home feature, there will come a time when you will have a problem with your gutters. Luckily, there is usually a quick fix for most gutter issues.
Most homeowners have had to address clogged gutters at some point or another. This is typically an autumn-related issue, as falling leaves land in the gutters. Cleaning them out should be an annual or semi-annual chore, depending on how many leaves and other debris commonly build up in your gutters. The chore can be tedious, time-consuming, and dirty but is easily done by anyone who isn't afraid of heights and owns a ladder. However, if this doesn't sound appealing to you, it's not hard to find a professional who will do it for between $50 and $250, depending on how large your home is.
Downspouts That Drain Too Close to the Home
The purpose of the downspout is to direct rainwater a safe distance away from a foundation to mitigate water damage. To that end, downspouts should drain at least four to five feet away from the home. If a downspout is draining too close to a foundation, an extension can easily be added, usually for the same per-linear-foot price as the material of the gutter.
A leak or hole in a gutter system completely undermines the purpose of the gutter. It's important to get this issue fixed before the next rainstorm to prevent residual damage. If the leak is located at a joint or seam, caulking is usually a good fix and is easy to find at any hardware store for about $5. The remedy for holes elsewhere in the gutter depends on the size. Smaller holes can be addressed with gutter sealant. Bigger holes might require a patch or some metal flashing, also sold at most hardware stores.
Gutters with the Wrong Pitch
For the rainwater to be guided to the downspout and away from the home, gutters need to be slanted so the water can easily slide down toward the opening. If the gutters are too level, standing water can become heavy and cause damage. Mold can build up and, eventually, the gutters can overflow and cause water damage to your home or foundation.
The ideal pitch is angled one-quarter of an inch down for every 10 feet across. If your gutters were installed professionally and you notice standing water, call the company and request that they come address the issue. If you installed your gutters yourself, you may need to rehang the gutter.
Sagging or Pulling Gutters
Gutters that are sagging or pulling away from the house generally don't have enough support for how much they weigh. Installing a few more hangers in problem areas can usually alleviate the issue.
While it's not unusual to experience one or more of the aforementioned problems during your time living in a home with gutters, there are some measures you can take to prevent these issues. Clogged gutters can be avoided by cleaning them before buildup becomes a problem. When doing so, be sure to pay close attention to the downspout, and see that all water can flow smoothly through the whole system.
Leaf guards could help in heavily wooded areas where leaf buildup is a common problem. Also, snow guards can help prevent snow and ice from building up during the winter, which could put undue stress on the gutters.
Wood gutters should be oiled to help them last longer and remain effective. Shingle oil is a good product that will protect against weathering and allow the wood to breathe.
Though gutters will typically last many years, there may come a time when replacement is inevitable. If you have patched aging gutters for several years, it might be time to replace the whole system. To do this, you'll have to decide whether you want to take on the project yourself or hire a professional.
A professional is required for:
A professional is recommended for:
A professional will make replacement easier, but isn't always necessary for:
If it's time to replace or repair your gutters, hiring a professional is often the best way to go, especially if you are inexperienced with this type of home repair. Professionals will be able to spot a small problem before it becomes a big one, and they know how to safely work with the tools required for the job.
Before hiring a professional, make sure they have workers' compensation insurance and liability insurance.
Additionally, it's important to recognize that a gutter installation or repair can affect the roof. Before you agree to any work being done on your gutters, be sure that your roof warranty won't be affected. Your roof is one of the most important features of a home, and should you run into an issue with it, you'll want your warranty to be valid.
Before hiring anyone, get as much detail about the job as possible. Ask about:
Getting references before hiring a professional of any kind will give you a good idea of what their customer service is like as well as whether they do quality work. Talk to friends and family who have hired the gutter installer before making your decision. If you don't know anyone who has worked with this company before, go online to find reviews, or simply ask the company for references.