With 30 Years of Sheet Metal Experience, the Team at Alpine Sheet Metal Systems has the Knowledge to advise you of the Best materials for your Architectural Drainage or Gutter System. Copper – Steele – Aluminum – Tin – Zinc – and Vinyl are among the many choices. Each Uniquely Designed to meet your Style, Durability, Design, Functionality, and Budget Needs. We have the ability to Replicate Any Architectural Drainage or Gutter Style. (Classic, Contemporary, Transitional or Historical) We do it ALL!
Aluminum is the most popular Architectural Drainage and Gutter material on the market. Aluminum is Cost Effective, Durable, Resistant to Rust, Easy to work with and is available in a Wide Range of Colors and Styles. Aluminum Drainage and Gutter Systems can be rolled out, resulting in a seamless system available in a variety of Forms and Sizes.
Copper is one of the more Aesthetically Pleasing and Durable Architectural Drainage and Gutter materials. Copper Drainage and Gutters are inherently Strong and Resistant to rust. Copper Drainage and Gutter Systems will naturally “Patina” over time. “Patina” or (Oxidation) is the chemical reaction to oxygen, moisture, climate and pollution; Resulting in the Beautiful shades of Green produced over several months and years. This “Aged” look is Highly sought after by Designers, Architects, Artists, Business and Homeowners.
Anti-Oxidant/UV Protectant Coatings can be applied to your Copper Drainage or Gutter System. These Protectants aid in the prevention of browning or Dulling to the Copper. These Systems will need to be cleaned and re-treated over time dependent upon your climate and environment.
Steel Architectural Drainage and Gutter Systems are usually galvanized to prevent rust. Although some Galvanized Steel Systems may eventually rust after 20-25 years; It is a popular Metal due to its Strength and Durability in regions of Extreme, Violent or Unpredictable Weather. (Tornados, Hurricanes, Floods, Fires, Hail and Violent Storms) Steel is slightly more expensive than aluminum, but Equally Cost Effective in the Long Run for some Regions.
There are 12 Gutter Styles suitable for any Drainage and Roofing System. The most common Architectural Gutter Style is the K-Style, which is shaped like the letter “K”. All Gutter Styles come in a variety of Heights and Depths.
Fascia Gutters are typically used on homes where fascia boards have not been installed over the rafter tails. The smooth face of the fascia gutter performs the function of the fascia boards. Thus, hiding the edge of the rafter tails from view.
Half Round Architectural Gutter is a half circle, with the open half facing the roof. Half Round Gutters do not function well. They are about half as deep as the common K-5 Style Gutter. The slightest leveling (Installation) problem or debris will cause an overflow issue. Due to their curved shape and lack of a flat backing, the gutter brackets are installed on the underside of the gutter for support, and therefore exposed. The Half Round Style is more common in older style buildings.
European Architectural Gutter Systems are Fabricated from natural weathering metals Copper and Iron. These metals have been used for centuries to create gutters and downspouts. European Gutter Systems are usually distinguished by a gutter lip turning out of the Gutter versus inside. European Gutters are typically a half round gutter style.
All Gutter Systems come in a variety of Metals, Colors and Sizes depending on the roofing needs.
Gutter Guards are Critical to the Health of Any Structure. They are a system of screens which come in many styles and metals. These Guards are installed on your new or existing Drainage System to prevent leaves, twigs, nuts, pine needles and other debris from Collecting and eventually Clogging your Drainage and Gutter Systems. Clogged Systems will cause a multitude of Destructive Issues to your Home or Business. Alpine Sheet Metal Systems can install all types of Gutter Guards. We will Custom Fabricate a Guard for Any Architectural Drainage and Gutter System as well.
Gutter Guard Facts:
- Prevent Clogs from forming
- Keep Water Flowing Freely
- Prevent Leaks and Water Damage to your Roof, Windows, Doors and Interior.
- Prevent Mold and Rot to Wood Trim and Eves.
- Prevent Foundation Issues to your Slab or Pier & Beams due to Flooding and Ground Swelling.
- Eliminate Mud and Ponding around your Structure.
- Eliminate Damaged or Dead Landscaping due to Flooding.