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Audubon Gutters Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need gutters?

  • Gutters add value to your home
  • Gutters give the home an appearance of distinction and sophistication
  • Gutters control roof runoff, protecting your home’s foundation from erosion damage
  • Gutters prevent water damage to exterior walls and basements

How often should I check my gutters?

  • You should check your gutters every Spring and Fall for:               
    • Clogs
    • Leaks
    • Gutter pulling away from the house.

What are seamless gutters?

  • Gutters formed at the jobsite from a continuous piece of metal, cut to the required length
  • They aren’t soldered

What is “K” Style?

  • Most common gutter profile, also called “Ogee”
  • Half round profile is also available

Can I Mix metals (aluminum, steel, and copper) in my gutter systems?

  • Mixing metals can cause a “galvanic reaction” between the metals, leading to corrosion and premature component failure; so it’s not recommended.

How much pitch is required for gutter runs?

  • Minimum slope of ¼” for every 10’ of gutters

How many downspouts do I need?

  • Recommend one downspout per 20’ of gutters. Larger roof areas, pitch of the roof and/or heavy rainfall areas may require more downspouts

What is the difference between A and B elbows?

  • A (front) elbows direct water forward or back from the gutter outlet
  • B (side) elbows direct water left or right from the gutter outlet

How do I keep my gutters clean?

  • See Audubon’s LeafGuard Gutters…A true one-piece debris shedding solution

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