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Old 07-15-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a roofer/gutter specialist? We moved into our house a few months ago knowing that we would have to do something about the gutters. We are looking for someone to check the fascia board and then install gutter guards to help keep the debris out of the gutter (replacing parts of the fascia board if necessary) Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. We live in Cape St. Claire so obviously the person would have to service the Annapolis area. Also if anyone has a specific gutter guard product they recommend it would be appreciated. If it can be purchased at Home Depot and easily installed I can take care of it. Or I can purchase it and have someone else install it. Any personal experiences relating to the matter or suggestions of any kind are greatly appreciated. I have about 80ft. of gutter on my house already to give you an idea of length. Thanks!
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a roofer/gutter specialist? We moved into our house a few months ago knowing that we would have to do something about the gutters. We are looking for someone to check the fascia board and then install gutter guards to help keep the debris out of the gutter (replacing parts of the fascia board if necessary) Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. We live in Cape St. Claire so obviously the person would have to service the Annapolis area. Also if anyone has a specific gutter guard product they recommend it would be appreciated. If it can be purchased at Home Depot and easily installed I can take care of it. Or I can purchase it and have someone else install it. Any personal experiences relating to the matter or suggestions of any kind are greatly appreciated. I have about 80ft. of gutter on my house already to give you an idea of length. Thanks!
Why not wrap the facia board?

I had my gutters done years ago, but the name of the company slips me. I'll post it if I remember....
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:42 PM
 
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I would prefer to wrap the new fascia board sections and the good old ones but wrapping rotted wood is not too helpful. I would like one person to get it all taken care of in one shot.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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I would prefer to wrap the new fascia board sections and the good old ones but wrapping rotted wood is not too helpful. I would like one person to get it all taken care of in one shot.
ok, I'll get you the name and number of the asian guy that did work for me a few years back. He did an awesome job on my siding (don't have alot as most of the house is brick) and was very reasonable.
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:21 AM
 
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Sent you a DM.....
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:08 AM
 
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Thanks. Now if anyone has recommendation on a type of gutter guard (gutter helmet, etc.) it would also be helpful.
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Old 08-01-2009, 09:46 AM
 
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Gutter Helmet and LeafGuard designs are based on a "nose-forward" principle. Water "clings" and flows over the nose, directly into the gutter below. The debris is safely washed to the ground below. In theory, this works well on broad leaves. Pine straw is a different "beast", however.

As long as the "nose" of the gutter guard is kept clean with no build-up accumulating on it, everything works fine. As soon as there is some build-up, you will see the rain water falling to the ground, rendering the gutter useless.

Ask the contractor if they will come back on an annual basis to check the gutter guard system and clean the nose as needed.
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