Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes. Rain gutters prevent water from destroying many components of your home. Dripping rainwater can cause cracks in foundations and walkways. These cracks lead to costly repairs. The rainwater rots all the lower wood components on your home. This wet, rotting wood attracts termites and carpenter ants which need damp conditions to reproduce and thrive. Rain gutters also protect entrances from becoming wet and slippery.

Seamless gutters are custom fitted, one-piece gutters manufactured at your home. They are far more superior than sectional plastic or aluminum gutters found at home improvement stores. Gutters with in-line seams are not durable and will eventually cause leaks. We only install seamless gutters.

No, seamless gutters do not cause ice dams. Lots of money has been spent trying to solve the ice dam problem. All the current data indicates that ice dams are caused by heat loss and weather patterns. Many homes without gutters encounter ice dam problems worse than homes with gutters.

Yes. They direct all the rainwater from the roof away from your foundation, reducing the amount of water that may collect around and penetrate the foundation.

Gutters are supported by two key components, the screw and hanger. This combination makes up the most important component that insures the longevity of your gutter system. Because they’re a blind item to the buyer most overlook its importance. A lot of gutter companies will cut costs by using the cheapest screws and hangers they can find. NEGK uses only the Raytec Hangtite™ Hidden Hangers and Wood Grip™ Screws, the strongest in the industry. This combination is the secret to our warranty.

We guarantee all aspects of our workmanship for 5 years and materials for 20 year (see manufactures warranty card for details).

Yes we carry full Workman’s Compensation and Liability insurance polices and are a licensed Home Improvement Contractor (registration number 130987).

Yes, we are. We are also members of the North East Builders Association, the American Association of Rain Carrying System Installation Specialist, and National Rain Gutter Contractors Association (two nationally recognized organization that set the standards for the rain gutter industry).

The only maintenance required is cleaning. Rain gutters need to be properly cleaned and flushed regularly (twice per year for most homes). This cleaning maintenance allows the rain gutters to flow properly without obstruction. The only way to mitigate this maintenance is to cover the gutters.

If efficiency and longevity are your primary concerns, gutter protections such as a gutter guard is excellent for your gutter system. Gutter guards withstand heavy downpours, and its reverse-curve design helps the guards remain durable against large debris such as tree branches.