Gutter Installation in Pittsburgh, PA


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Expert Gutter Installer Services for Seamless Solutions

Mastic Gutters

As any homeowner knows, gutters are vital in the movement of water from the roof to the ground. They must be installed correctly, ensuring proper drainage of the water. Prescott Roofing and Remodeling is a top gutter installer in Pittsburgh of Mastic gutters and accessories. Prescotts gutter installers make sure that the gutters and components are properly fabricated, fastened in place, riveted, sealed and sloped towards the downspouts.

Prescotts reputation as a gutter installer in Pittsburgh is unmatched. While there are gutter installers in Pittsburgh that install them quickly and cheaply, Prescott Roofing and Remodeling takes pride in being a proper gutter installer of Mastic gutter products. For a free estimate call our office or send us an email today.

Do you need Box Gutters?

Box gutters are basically a built-in rain removal system found on older homes and historical buildings. They have wood framing with a sheet metal lining, such as tin or copper. Some are lined with an adhered rubber membrane. Copper -lined box gutters are ideal due to the lifespan of the copper (minimum 50 years) and very little maintenance required. Tin box gutters require painting every 3-5 years and need monitored for signs of rust and corrosion; also, tin is no longer manufactured and thus no longer an option for a lining material. Re-lining a box gutter with rubber membrane is a viable option cost wise versus copper, but has nowhere near the longevity.

The key danger to box gutters is when they are not properly maintained and fall into disrepair. A leaking box gutter affects the wood structure (bed board, soffit, fascia, rafters) of the gutter as well as providing an entryway for water to enter the living space itself. Sometimes repairs can be performed using rubber flashings or silicone sealants. When the wood structure is compromised through leaking, then significant repair is warranted.

Box Gutters Repair: Expert Solutions for Reliable Restoration

Some contractors, usually inexperienced, will suggest cutting off the box gutters and installing a less-expensive aluminum K Gutter system. There are several reasons this is not recommended. 1) The overhang of the box gutters protects the walls from moisture penetrations. 2) The overhang helps keep water away from the foundation of the home. 3) Removing the eaves will allow greater exposure to sunlight on the walls of the house, making the house hotter in the summer. 4) Removal of the eaves will detract from the original design of the house.

Other contractors may recommend "jumping" or bridging the box gutters with plywood, then installing an aluminum K gutter. This is also not recommended for these reasons. 1) In covering over the box gutters, any issues with the box gutter structure are not addressed, which could result in catastrophic failure of the overhang. 2) The approximate 2 span the plywood covers, if not properly supported with rafters, will sink and fall in with the weight of heavy snow; also, the low-slope profile creates an ideal shelf for the rapid formation of ice dams, creating further problems.

The ideal solution is a comprehensive rebuild/re-lining of the box gutter system. Ensuring the wood structure is strong, stable and providing proper slope to the drain locations is vital to the rebuild process. In re-lining the box gutter, we highly recommend copper, due to the long-life span of the product. While initially an expensive proposition, copper provides many years or worry-free water removal. A more economical alternative is re-lining with .060 mil EPDM rubber membranes adhered to the insides of the box gutter. While less expensive, rubber has nowhere near the life span of copper and is more prone to incidental leaks and punctures from roofing materials, trees, branches, etc.


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Long Rolls:
  • 16" Center ID
  • 11-3/4"
  • 11-7/8"
Short Rolls:
  • 11-3/4" Wide
  • 11-7/8" Wide
  • 13" Wide
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Two-Side Finish Coat
Long Rolls:
  • 16" Center ID
  • 11-3/4"
  • 11-7/8"
    13"
Short Rolls:
  • 11-3/4" Wide
  • 11-7/8" Wide
  • 13" Wide
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One-Side Finish Coat
Long Rolls:
  • 16" Center ID
  • 15" Wide
Short Rolls:
  • 15" Wide
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Two-Side Finish Coat
Long Rolls:
  • 16" Center ID
  • 15" Wide
Short Rolls:
  • 15" Wide
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2" x 3" Rectangular Corrugated Downspout
Performance Metal's patented rain removal systems deliver long lasting protection along with outstanding curb appeal.
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A shallow channel of metal set below and along the (fascia) eaves of a house to catch and carry off rainwater from the roof.
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