Whether it’s installing gutters to protect your home from water damage and erosion, or harvesting rain water and leaf guards installation, we ensure quality work to our customers and the products to meet your needs.
What We Do:
- 5’’ and 6’’ seamless gutters
- Rain barrels and rain chains
- Leaf protection
- Custom water diversion
Three Reasons Why Your Home Needs Gutters:
- Foundation Problems - The expansion and contraction of the soil that surrounds your home is the number one reason for slab failure. After a period of rainy weather, the soil around the perimeter of your home expands as it becomes saturated with moisture. A dry, hot summer following the rain can cause the soil around your foundation to contract and pull away. As this cycle repeats, support to the foundation can be compromised leading to cracked masonry as well as sticking doors and windows. A property designed and installed gutter system keeps the soil surrounding you home at a consistent moisture level by directing roof runoff safely away from the house.
- Staining of Masonry and Siding - Rainwater cascading off an unguttered roof will hit the ground with enough force to cause a splashback. Within this splashback are dirt, grass, and minerals that end up on the exterior of your home. Over a short period of time, a stain appears that can be difficult to remove or hide.
- Damage to Landscaping - Plants, flowers, mulch and soil located under the drip line of an unguttered roof can suffer from the water runoff of a thunderstorm. Additionally, this runoff can result in an overwatering condition that could permit harmful fungus to develop as well as attract ants, roaches, and termites.
Seamless Gutters are Available in Colors and Styles Designed to Complement Your Home
The Selection Process
Accentuate the architecture of your home by choosing from carious styles and colors of seamless gutters and downspouts. These basic gutter styles are available:
- 5″ K-style / O.G.: Designed for climates with light to moderate rainfall rates and/or roof areas with relatively short ridge-to-eave distances.
- 6″ K-style / O.G.: Designed for climates with moderate to heavy rainfall rates and/or roof areas with longer ridge-to-eave distances.
- 7″ K-style / O.G.: Designed for climates with heavy rainfall rates and/or roof areas with large overhangs such as tile roofs.
- 6″ Half Round: Brings back the class look of yesteryear. Designed for all rainfall rates and ridge-to-eave distances. The round downspouts are also usable with the K-Style / O.G. gutters.
Colors: 27 painted aluminum colors with low-marring tuff coat protection as well as Galvalume Plus and copper will complement the color scheme of your home.
FAQ About Gutters
This question is asked by customers on a daily basis, and it has one simple answer; water. Water damage is the main reason why there needs to be gutters on a home. No matter what age of the house or building, roof water can cause the following problems:
- Backsplash - The water falling from the eaves of the roof hits the ground with so much force that the backsplash that is causes can leave stains on your home. Mold and mildew can also form where the water has stained the home. Repainting or replacement of the siding will not solve your problem; gutters are the only solution to stop the backsplash.
- Washouts and erosion - Where the water hits the ground from the roof, erosion will start to happen. If left unfixed, the ground erosion will become quite deep. Washouts can also occur if there are plants or landscaping under the roof eaves.
- Flooded basements - Whether you have a finished or unfinished basement, the water will find its way in. What happens is when the water pools on the ground from the roof, the water has no place to go but into your basement. It will slowly soak into the ground and eventually into the walls of your basement. Roof water can be as much as six tractor trailer loads, and imagine that falling around your foundation walls. What the gutters will do is take that roof water and direct it away from your basement, preventing pooling around the foundation and essentially preventing a flooded basement.
- The main advantage of gutters is that they will save you thousands of dollars in home repairs. They will prevent backsplash, washouts, erosion and flooded basements. Also, if gutters are installed correctly, they will enhance the curb appeal of your home. Gutters and downspout come in many colors, so there will be a color that matches your home close to perfectly. Gutters are a professional matter, hiring a professional gutter company will save you thousands in costly home and gutter repair.
- No, the truth is we all use the same materials, but the biggest difference is the customer service that we offer and the professionalism of all our employees. Lewis Construction and Seamless Gutter has been in business for over 21 years, and has no plans of stopping. Because we have been serving all of central New York and the surrounding areas for 21 years, customers have a piece of mind that we are here to stay and serve you for many years to come.
- The experience and professionalism of our employees is second-to-none. With over 100 years of combined experience, our contractors, gutter installers and office staff can help customers with any problems that arise.
- We are also the only gutter company in central New York to offer three types of gutter protection systems. What this means to you is that there will be one that will fit your home perfectly.
- Many gutter companies claim to be the best, but Lewis Construction and Seamless Gutter has been serving New York for over 21 years, and the original is always better.
- Hidden hangers are used on our gutters; they are the strongest hangers on the market. How they work is they clip into the front lip of the gutter, and then snap onto the back. The hangers are invisible from the ground, hence the name hidden hanger.
- 5” and 6” K-style gutters are the most frequently installed. Half-round and copper gutter are available on special request; the cost of these will vary depending on the copper market. Although K-style gutters are seamless, half-round gutters are not.
- Separate from the gutters, we offer gutter protection systems. The Leaf Terminator is the most popular of the three systems because it comes with a lifetime warranty, and is the only system, that we carry, that will actually strengthen your gutters.
- Yes, this would be a service call charge. For the latest price, call the office during normal business hours.
- In most cases, we can install gutter protection on existing aluminum seamless gutters. If your existing gutter is not seamless or made out of plastic; gutter protection cannot be installed. Please note, that if you have existing gutters they must be in excellent condition, meaning no sags, bends or leaks in order to install gutter protection.
- The number one reason that gutters overflow is because the gutter is clogged. It may not look clogged from the ground, but in 99 percent of overflowing gutter issues they are clogged. Before calling the office with this problem, please make sure that your gutter is not clogged in anyway; this means check the gutter itself, the downspout and the elbows. If after checking everything there still is a problem, then we will take a look at the problem. But, please be advised that if we come to your home and the gutter is clogged, there will be a service charge applied.
- Always remember, that like a car, gutters require regular maintenance to keep it performing correctly. If cleaning your gutter is a hassle, please look into a gutter protection system.
What Are The Benefits Of Rain Barrels?
Rain barrel provide free irrigation for your garden and reduce harmful runoff into streams, rivers and lakes.
A rain barrel is a container that captures and stores rainwater draining from your roof. Barrel usually range from 50 to 80 gallons and have a spigot for filling watering cans and a connection for a soaker hose. Combining the use of rain barrels with appropriate plant selection and mulching promotes water conservation. Rain barrels benefit your home, garden and community.
- Money Saver
- Healthy Plans and Soil
- Reduction of Runoff
Rain barrels save homeowners money on their water bills. Garden and lawn irrigation accounts for 40 percent of residential water use during the summer, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. By using rain barrels, homeowners can save 1,300 gallons of water during the growing season. The Southwest Florida Water Management District states that half-inch of rain fills a typical 50- to 55-gallon rain barrel. Connecting multiple barrels maximizes rain capture. Rain barrels provide a free water source for irrigation and ease reliance on the city’s water supply.
Tap water contains inorganic ions and fluoride compounds that accumulate in the soil over time and potentially harm plant roots and microorganisms in the soil. Rainwater does not contain the same additives found in tap water. It benefits plants in your garden by cleaning the soil of salt buildup, thereby promoting an environment conducive to root development.
Rain barrels help reduce the flow of storm runoff. When it rains, runoff picks up soil, fertilizer, oil, pesticides and other contaminants from hard surfaces and landscapes. Storm runoff is not treated and flows directly into streams, lakes and other bodies of water nearby. Runoff fertilizers increase algae growth in lakes, and excess soil alters the habitat for fish. Bacteria can even make lakes and oceans dangerous for recreational activities. Rain barrels capture water that would have swept over a paved surface or lawn, thereby minimizing runoff pollutants.
When preparing your rain barrel, keep a few tips in mind. A rain barrel should include a screen to keep out debris. Ensure that your rain barrel has a cover and a tight connection where water enters the barrel to prevent mosquito breeding and algae buildup. If roof contaminants are a concern, Stroud Water Research Center recommends emptying the first collected rain water from the bottom of the barrel. Rain barrels should not be used if your roof contains asbestos. Also, your garden plants may love rainwater, but the water collected in rain barrel is not suitable for human consumption.