Lincoln Gutters offers gutters in many colors ans textures.
Here is a color chart for you to look over and pick out what works best for your project.Download Color Chart
Lincoln Gutters offers 5” and 6” K-Line style gutter, a proven residential or commercial gutter system. The design is attractive and the wide 5-inch to 6” opening makes maintenance relatively easy.
Should a section get damaged replacement is easy, as 99% of all gutter contractors carry 5-inch K-line. You won't find yourself hostage to an obscure gutter design.
We can get most styles and sizes if you need a certain type or look.
Downspouts primarily come in two shapes and sizes: rectangular and round. Rectangular is the most popular and common. It allows for a larger hole in the bottom of the gutter (called an outlet), maximizing drainage speed. We recommend 2x3-inch rectangular downspouts for residential applications and 3x4 downspouts for commercial applications.
We primarily use aluminum, as does the entire industry.
Copper - Lincoln Gutters has worked on 100 year-old copper gutters at the Veteran's Hospital on American Lake in Tacoma, WA. and they are still in good shape. However, the drawback is cost. A copper system costs about 10 times that of an aluminum system. But if you want the best, choose copper.
Aluminum - We primarily use aluminum, as does the entire industry. Aluminum is relatively low in cost and has a long life span, typically 20 to 30 years if properly maintained.
Steel - Steel is also available. We don't use steel as it has one fatal flaw-it rusts! Aluminum and copper never will because of their chemical make-up. To be fair, if a steel system is regularly cleaned. not allowing wet debris to stay in it for long periods of time, it can last as long as an aluminum system. Our experience is that a disciplined approach to gutter maintenance is rare, so rusted, failing steel gutters are common.
Plastic - Plastic is not considered a good material to use for a long-term gutter system. Even if installed exactly to manufacturer's specifications, a plastic system will sag in the sun on a hot day, leak at the seams, and fail to do its job in less than a year!
There are two primary ways gutters are attached to your home:
This type of attachment is a metal hanger that attaches to the front and back of the gutter and is then secured to the fascia board with a screw driven through it. We like this system a lot because it uses screws, not spikes, to hold the gutter on the house. Over time screws hold better than spikes. Unlike the spike and ferrule method of attachment nail heads are not visible on the front of the gutter, giving a smooth finished look. This is our preferred method of attachment, and we will use hidden hangers on your job if we can.
Spike & Ferrule
A spike is a fancy name for a "big nail". A ferrule is a metal tube that acts as a spacer between the front and back of the gutter. This is a good system in certain situations. The type of spike we use is called a "ring-shank" spike, and it is vastly superior to the spikes used in years past. These spikes have a barbed type end. When they go in, they stay in, similar to a fishhook in wood.
We hand cut all our corners for a single seam and a superior finished look.
When a gutter needs to change directions, a corner is needed.
Not all companies hand cut the corners. Some use pre-fabricated "box-mitres" or “strip-mitres”. These corners do not look as nice, and because there are three seams per comer there is three times the likelihood that leaks will develop in the future.