Gutters FAQ

Why do I need gutters?

House gutters prevent water from destroying many components of your home. If left unchecked, dripping water can cause cracks in foundations & walkways. These cracks can lead to costly repairs.

In addition, roof runoff can also ruin window sills and rot your deck. This wet, rotting wood could attract termites & carpenter ants, which need damp conditions to reproduce and thrive. Rain gutters also protect entrances from becoming wet and slippery or even icy in winter. They can also prevent drowning and rutting of your flower and shrubbery beds.

 

How much are gutters per foot?

Part of providing you a price quote for our gutter service is performing an evaluation of your home and taking into account your concerns. We evaluate factors like the total roof area, amount of downspouts needed for adequate water flow, length, color and whether or not you need leaf protection to name a few. We then base the price by the job not the foot.

 

Do gutters cause ice dams?

Ice Dam graphicIce dams are primarily caused by heat loss through your attic area reaching the snow pack on the roof. This heat loss can melt snow on the roof causing water to run down and refreeze at the colder eaves. You could be losing heat due to poor attic ventilation which in turn causes ice dams with or without the presence of a gutter.

 

What can I do if I am concerned about ice dams on my home?

The most important thing to do is to reduce the heat loss and increase attic ventilation to be sure your roof deck is kept cold thus reducing melting of the snow on your roof.

 

Why are RainPro Gutters different?

RainPro is an aluminum gutter made from heavier gauge materials to hold more water which is especially beneficial in heavier rain storms. This above-standard material allows more rainwater to be moved away from your home and needs less downspouts installed than competitive products. They can also withstand the heavy snow and ice created by Maine winters. In addition, RainPro Seamless Rain Gutters have the Good Housekeeping Seal of approval to give you piece of mind.

 

What kind of warranty do they have?

People now a days say a warranty is only good if the company stays in business. Englert is the manufacturer of RainPro Gutters. They have been in business since 1966. Enough said.

All RainPro gutter installations feature the HomeExperts of Maine Five-Year Workmanship warranty. In addition, the exclusive ScratchGuard finish is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty by Englert. In addition, RainPro has earned The “Good Housekeeping Seal”. To this day, RainPro is the only stand-alone gutter system to have achieved this distinction.