Gutterman of TN's Blog
Over the last 10 years, the city of Nashville has grown tremendously. We are proud to new residents coming to the Music City. People move here for jobs in healthcare management, automobile production, technology manufacturing, or one of Nashville’s top industries. They also come here to live out their dreams of becoming a musician. With so many folks moving to our beautiful city, housing services are in high demand. For the best gutter installation and repair service for your home in Nashville, there is none other than The Gutterman of Tennessee.
Who is The Gutterman of Tennessee?
A 25-year veteran in the home improvement business, Scott Brasfield has experience with siding, windows, roofing, floor coverings, and gutters. For more than 14 years, Scott has provided the Gutterman services to the Nashville area. These services include standard gutter installation and design along with our specialty of rain gutters and gutter guard systems. Because we are independently owned and operated, you will be dealing with Scott himself whenever you contact our business. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and you can count on Scott working with you until you are 100 percent happy.
What can I expect from my gutter installation appointment?
We pride ourselves on our personalization services. When The Gutterman comes to your home, we will listen to your needs and wants. After we have heard your concerns, we will inspect your existing gutter system, and then we will make a recommendation for what you need to fit your budget. In many cases, we will give you options and let you make your own decision. If we can make repairs to your current gutter system, we will correct the problem so that your home has the ultimate protection.
Why do I need professional gutter services?
Many homeowners take their gutters for granted and do not realize the importance of them. However, your gutter system is essential in protecting your home’s roof, exterior, and foundation from water damage. Without an adequate gutter system, you could have an extensive and expensive home repair in your future. According to Zing! By Quicken Loans, rainwater can overflow onto the foundation of your home if your gutters are clogged or if there is no gutter at all. You should repair the foundation damage, as this could have a price tag of at least $10,000! As you can see, having your gutter system professionally serviced is a very smart investment for your home.
Recently moved to Nashville? Look no further than The Gutterman of Nashville for all of your gutter maintenance, repair, and installation needs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!
Spring’s heavy rains and winds have had gutters hard at work here in Middle TN. To keep homes safe from water damage, homeowners around the area will find themselves climbing ladders to pull out leaves and debris from the disgusting muck of the gutters. Luckily, cleaning gutters by hand isn’t the only way to keep your home safe from water damage. It may be time to consider gutter guards!
Keep your gutters flowing with gutter guards from The Gutterman of TN
Gutter guards can keep water flowing easily through your gutters and safely away from your home without a gutter cleaning. At The Gutterman, we install two different brands of gutter guards: SafeGuard Gutter Guards and ArmorGuard Gutter Guards. These gutter guards rely on the industry’s most reputable gutter guard technology.
The gutter guards are made from ultrafine stainless-steel mesh. The mesh is fitted in a sturdy framing that fits snuggly on gutters. The micromesh allows rainwater to pass easily into the gutters while keeping the majority of debris out. Because the mesh on these gutter guards is so fine, even small particles like roof grit, pine needles, and air-borne seeds can’t find their way into your gutters. That means that they don’t need to be unclogged of debris that collects on top of the gutter or that finds its way in through the gutter guard.
The Gutterman of TN can fit any home with gutter guards
The Gutterman of TN can outfit nearly any gutter with micromesh gutter guards. Our gutter guards can be fitted on existing gutters; gutter guards don’t interfere with the roofline and won’t cancel your home’s warranty. If your home is in need of new gutters, The Gutterman of TN can install your gutter guards with a brand new gutter system. With two types of gutter systems to choose from — SafeGuard and ArmorGuard — The Gutterman can help you choose the gutter guards that will suit your home’s needs and your home-improvement budget. SafeGuard Gutter Guards also come in a variety of colors to fit with the look of your home, and both SafeGuard and ArmorGuard gutter guards feature low profiles that won’t be seen from the ground and that won’t interfere your home’s curb appeal.
Call the Gutterman of TN
If you are tired of cleaning out your gutters after every spring storm, let The Gutterman of TN help! Let us outfit your home with SafeGuard or ArmorGuard gutter guards and keep your home safe from stormwater. Never clean your gutters again! Call to schedule a consultation with The Gutterman today!
How do you keep your gutters in perfect shape? To keep your home safe from water damage from rain, sleet or melting snow or ice, you need gutters that are in good working order and flowing freely. One way you can protect your gutters and protect your home from stormwater damage is with ArmorGuard Gutters.
How ArmorGuard Gutters Work
To safely shuttle water away from your roofline and your home, your gutters need to be unobstructed. For most homeowners, that means climbing a ladder and mucking out the gutters at least twice per year to remove leaves, twigs, animal droppings and other debris that has been left in the gutters. ArmorGuard Gutter Guards protect your gutters from a buildup of debris with the top technology recommended by home-improvement experts and consumer protection websites. ArmorGuard Gutter Guards cover your gutters with micromesh aluminum. The micromesh allows the water from your roofline to enter your gutters, but the holes in the mesh are so fine that the keep out even the smallest debris, preventing your gutters from becoming clogged. And unlike other gutter guards, ArmorGuard Gutter Guards won’t become clogged with debris over time.
How AmorGuard Gutter Guards Protect Your Gutters
Clogged gutters can cause all sorts of damage to your home and your gutter system. Clogged gutters can overflow, washing away landscaping, causing water damage to roofing, siding, doors and window frames, and even flooding basements and damaging foundations. Clogs in gutters cause standing water and ice jams, which can weigh gutters down, causing them to pull away from the house, crack or corrode. ArmorGuard Gutter Guards protect your gutters, and your home, by preventing the clogs that can cause cracking, corroding, sagging and other damage to your gutters.
How You Can Have ArmorGuard Gutters Installed on Your Home
ArmorGuard Gutter Guards are compatible with nearly any gutter system. They are made from anodized aluminum, so they can be installed on existing vinyl gutters, as well as copper and steel gutters. If your existing gutters are in need of replacement, ArmorGuard Gutter Guards can be installed as part of a completely new gutter system. ArmorGuard Gutter Guards are made from sturdy framing and heavy-duty materials, they are guaranteed to last; all ArmorGuard Gutter Guards carry a 20-year transferable warranty.
If you are ready to protect your home with ArmorGuard Gutter Guards, The Gutterman of TN can help! We proudly install AmorGuard Gutter Guards, and we can install them to fit your existing gutters or we can install an entirely new gutter system with ArmorGuard Gutter Guards. If you are ready to protect your home and your gutters from leaves, twigs and other debris, call The Gutterman of TN to schedule a consultation and learn more about ArmorGuard Gutter Guards today!
Do you want gutters that enhance the look of your home and last for decades to come? Whether you’re looking for gutters to accent the traditional appeal of your historic home or gutters that emphasize the sleek lines of your modern home, The Gutterman of TN has the specialty gutters you’re looking for. Here are some of the specialty gutters we offer:
Half-round gutters are known as the “original gutter.” They were among the first types of gutters used, and for that reason, they’re a favorite on many historic homes and on homes built in the Victorian style. As the name suggests, half-round gutters are in a perfect half-pipe shape. They’re often accented by round downspouts for a unique and historic look.
Another favorite for historic home, copper gutters also have become popular for upscale homes looking to add a “wow” factor. When installed, copper gutters have a beautiful orange shine, that weathers to a browner matte finish and eventually a green oxidized copper color. Copper gutters do come with a higher price tag, but they endure the harshest conditions and can last for more than a century.
Galvalume gutters are the perfect alternative for homeowners who are looking for the durability of copper but don’t want the flashy appearance or expensive price tag. Galvalume gutters are constructed from steel and coated with a zinc and aluminum alloy to prevent rust over time. Galvalume gutters come in a matte gray finish that subtly blends into the roofline of your home and that won’t change or rust over time.
Box gutters have long been used on commercial buildings, but they’ve become popular for homeowners who prefer sleek, modern design. Box gutters have a squared appearance so they follow the straighter, harsher lines of a modern home without detracting from its contemporary design. The box gutters installed by The Gutterman are seamless, so you won’t have to worry about your box gutters developing leaks over time.
Our 7-inch gutters are larger than the standard installation. That makes them ideal for portions of the roofline that take on more water that is typical. In those areas, 7-inch gutters can help to prevent gutter overflows that can damage your home, your foundation or your landscaping. Like our other gutters, The Gutterman’s 7-inch gutters are seamless to stave off leaks and require less maintenance over time.
If you’re in the market for specialty gutters, call The Gutterman of TN to schedule a consultation! We can advise you on your gutter options and provide you with pricing for the different types of gutters. Do you know that you want to make a statement with your gutters but aren’t sure which type of specialty gutters are best for your home’s style? The Gutterman’s gutter experts can help you design which specialty gutter type will accent the look of your home while providing you with the functionality you need.
They’re often overlooked, but they play a major role in protecting your home: Gutters. When gutters fail, they leave your home open to all sorts of damage. That damage can be serious and expensive to repair. In many homes, gutters have been improperly installed. Fully protecting your home from water and ice damage means being sure that your gutters are properly installed.
Common Gutter Installation Problems
When inspecting your gutters to determine whether they’re properly installed, you should check for these common elements. Some common gutter installation mistakes include:
- Improperly pitched gutters.
Gutters need to slope toward downspouts to ensure that water will flow in the right direction. Gutters only need to slope one-quarter inch per 10 feet, so it can be difficult to spot proper gutter pitch. If gutters are backed up or have standing water then your gutter’s pitch is inadequate.
- Poor placement of downspouts.
Water needs to be able to exit your gutters effectively, or it will pour over the sides of the gutters in heavy rains. When gutters chronically overflow, ineffective placement of downspouts or an inadequate number of downspouts is often to blame.
- A lack of downspout outlets.
Your downspouts need to be able to direct the water from your gutters to the right spot. If your downspouts terminate too close to your home, without drains or splash pads, your basement will flood, and you will risk foundation damage. French drains or gutter extensions can help to save your home from downspouts that deposit water too close to your home’s foundation.
- Missing or dropping gutters.
Of course, the biggest mistake with gutter installation is to have missing gutters! Without gutters in place, water flows off of your roof and pools directly next to your home.
The Problem with Improper Gutter Installation
When your home doesn’t have a properly installed gutter system, all sorts of problems can result. Water can deposit right next to your home’s foundation. It can flood your basement and degrade your foundation. It can destroy your landscaping and sidewalks. Water can run down the sides of your home, causing mold growth and water rot in your walls, siding, windows, and doors. In short, you can’t afford to have improperly installed gutters on your home. A properly installed gutter system is a relatively minor expense when you consider that it can save your house from major damage that can be extremely expensive to repair.
What to do if Your Gutters aren’t Properly Installed
If you notice the signs that your gutters haven’t been properly installed it’s time to seek out a new gutter system for your home. Look out for:
- water flooding into your basement,
- standing water in the gutters,
- water pouring over the edges of the gutters when it rains or gutters that are pulling away from your home.
If you are in need of a properly installed gutter system, call the Gutterman of TN to schedule an appointment today! We can properly install a gutter system that will keep your home safe from water damage.
When it comes to accessorizing your home, you likely don’t think about the appeal of your gutters. Gutters, after all, are highly utilitarian. You need them to funnel water safely away from your home. In most cases, the goal with gutters is to minimize their appearance so they don’t detract from your roof-line.
However, what if we told you gutters don’t have to be all about function? Gutters can enhance the look of your home. With specialty gutters from The Gutterman, your gutters can do just that!
Get an eye-catching look with copper gutters.
For a historical or high-end look, copper gutters provide a stunning choice. Upon installation, copper gutters have a beautiful russet color. Over time, they develop a patina and their color will keep changing for years to come, always offering a dramatic and beautiful feature along your home’s roof-line. In addition to their beauty, copper gutters also are hailed as one of the most durable gutter options.
Find durability and style with galvalume.
Like copper, galvalume gutters are strong and durable and will hold up for years to come. Galvalume gutters, however, are easier on your home-improvement budget. These gutters feature a zinc and aluminum alloy coating over a stainless steel base. That means the gutters will hold their gunmetal-gray appearance over time with rusting or tarnishing. Galvalume gutters provide a simple, sleek appearance that’s perfect for any modern home.
Hide your gutters with box gutters.
If you prefer a clean roof-line, box gutters can provide the clean, contemporary aesthetic you’re looking for. Box gutters are built into your home’s roof-line, so they blend seamlessly with your home’s eaves. In addition to being a popular choice among homeowners who want a sleek roof-line with nearly invisible gutters, box gutters also are frequently featured on historic homes. At The Gutterman, we also offer 7-inch box gutters to deal with portions of your roof with higher levels of storm-water runoff!
Maintain a historical look with half-round gutters.
We call our 6-inch half-round gutters “classic” for a reason: They are the original gutter, and they are a great choice for homeowners maintaining or trying to recreate a historical aesthetic for their homes. Half-round gutters are particularly common on Victorian homes. At The Gutterman, you will be able to select from a variety of color options to find the right color gutter to complement your home.
If your home is in need of new gutters, or if you are ready to upgrade the look of your roof-line, call The Gutterman of TN to hear more about our specialty gutter options! Remember, when you choose specialty gutters from The Gutterman, you will get gutters that complement the look of your home, in addition to performing their important function of protecting your home from water runoff.