Are you looking for a quality Raleigh Gutter company you can trust? Most Raleigh homeowners choose Rain-Go Exterios over other companies because:
- We have been in business since 1998 and are fully insured
- We are a NC Licensed General Contracting Firm
- Our warranties are the best in the industry with a 10 year workmanship warranty
- We only use quality materials, and all our employees are full time
- We have over 280 reviews on Angie’s List!
Raleigh NC Gutter Installation & Repair Services
Our Raleigh gutter team provides the best quality gutter installation services. Our staff is fully qualified, with years of experience in gutter installation.
Raleigh Gutter Guard Services
Gutter guards are a great option if you want to save time cleaning your gutters and prevent them from clogging. There are many different types of gutter guards to choose from, and not all of them work well. Our team has extensive experience installing gutter guards in Raleigh, and we know which gutter guards work best. There are three main gutter guard systems that people use:
- Reverse Curve Gutter Guard Systems
- Gutter Guard Filter Systems
- Perforated Gutter Guard Systems
Our gutter covers or leaf guard cover installation will help eliminate leaves and other organic material from collecting in your homes gutter system. This gutter protection will reduce the number of clogs that can be found on a typical Raleigh home. By eliminating the collection of organic waste material, you are protecting your home from water damage caused by gutters not properly diverting water away from the walls and foundation.
Custom Seamless Gutters and Hiring the Right Contractor
At Rain-Go, we like to get straight to the point in order to not waste your time or money! In our industry many consumers have the mind set that “Gutters are just gutters” and “Really, it does not matter who installs them as long as the price is cheap!” But, there are a lot of gutter choices available, and selecting the right style and function for your home can make big difference in how effective they are for water diversion and visual appeal.
- You can not install gutters onto rotten wood/fascia/soffit as the gutters will not have the correct pitch nor slope and will eventually fall off of your home. This can be a more costly installation but if not properly addressed, more problems will surface, causing even more money to be spent. A knowledgeable contractor will explain that you need to replace those rotten areas before installing the gutter system, and make clear the cost that will be due for the task.
- Gutters must have the correct pitch and slope in order to drain water where you need it to go, which is away from your home. It is crucial to have the gutters pitched/sloped in a manner to drain the water away from the exterior of your home. This is just as an important function as making sure the gutters look great. The water sitting in your gutters and back draining is going to rot everything it touches, not to mention washing away your home’s foundation from the water draining behind and over your gutter system.
- Gutters are useless if your shingles do not extend at least an inch and quarter over the fascia board. This is an often overlooked, but extremely important part of a quality installation process. This problem means that water will not funnel of the roof, into the gutter system. When the water drains down the roof, it becomes trapped under the shingles at the edge rather than running off into the gutters. This is solved by what we call “flashing” which means bending metal.
Hire the Right Contractor the First Time!
We perform a great deal of work for customers who have extensive wood damage and rot due to poor quality craftsmanship from other contractors.
Unfortunately, when they call us for an estimate, it is often due to the poor installation and failure of their current gutter system from a prior contractor who is either out of business or will not service their warranty. It is important to hire a quality gutter company from the start to ensure your project is completed to perfection and you are not left with a home that is crumbling from wood rot.
What Other Contractors Do Wrong
Shall we start with a common phrase that we hear often in our industry, “Gutters Are Just Gutters” and “How Complicated Can It Be?”
Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words but in our industry a picture is worth thousands of dollars!
Here are some common issues that we solve for our clients:
The Short Shingle Issue
This customer could not view nor was made aware by the contractor of what we call the “Short Shingle Issue.” The contractor may have not been experienced enough to be aware of this or did not want to increase his price, in order to be hired for the job. The end result is the fascia surrounding the entire home is now rotted from water running behind the gutter due to the contractor not adding “flashing.”
This damage is very costly and now the homeowner is going to pay again for the gutter and now for the rotted fascia replacement. From here, the true extent of damage can not be measured until the fascia is removed and the sub-fascia, including the soffit can be examined.
Problems with Pitch and Slope
This customer chose an inexperienced gutter installation company with a very costly outcome. The pitch and slope of the gutter when it was installed caused water to flow over the top of the gutter and into the fascia and sub-fascia which resulted in extensive carpentry repair/replacement.
At Rain-Go Exteriors, we are acutely aware that “Gutters Are Not Just Gutters” as we listen and work with homeowners on a daily basis who unfortunately hired the wrong gutter company for the their home. We do not want you to make the same mistake and end up in our used gutter pile!
Be Aware of these Contractor Issues
A dishonest contractor will tell you that he is going to replace rotten areas and install the gutter system at a cheap price. To keep costs low, he paints over the rotten areas and fastens the gutters into areas that have less rot, hoping the homeowners won’t notice. The damage from this contractor is very costly as the rot continues into the roof/rafters and siding of the home as the gutters are not draining the water away from the exterior of the home.
Gutter installers who aren’t educated in correct pitch and slope needed for a job. Ask any engineer and he will tell you it is crucial to have the gutters pitched/sloped in a manner to drain the water away from the exterior of your home to prevent erosion of your home’s foundation.
Roofing contractors and gutter contractors that are oblivious to the need of shingles extending past the edge of the roof and how to solve the problem. This problem is solved by adding “flashing.” This metal is installed under both courses of shingles and extends into the gutter to prevent water from running behind your gutters.
What Makes Rain-Go Exteriors Gutter Installation Different?
At Rain-Go we are acutely aware that “Gutters Are Not Just Gutters” as we listen and work with homeowners on a daily basis who unfortunately hired the wrong gutter company for the their home. We do not want you to make the same mistake and end up paying double for a job that should be completed right the first time!
We know our team is the best in our industry and so do our customers. Here is why Rain-Go Exteriors is the leading gutter company in the Triangle!
- We are a Licensed General Contracting Company: which means we can do it all!
Our customers enjoy the benefits of working with one contractor for all of their home exterior projects. Can you imagine having one great and highly skilled team of craftsmen that can replace or repair anything on the exterior of your home? Yes! We are that Good! Check out our photo gallery and read our reviews on Google.
- We only use Stainless Steel Screws to complete our projects.
A lot of contractors use Zinc Coated Screws which are made for indoor usage only and will rust leaving your home looking like a red polka dotted house in The Wizard of OZ! These screws will snap off into the gutter compromising the longevity of your gutter system.
We use Stainless Steel Screws that are more expensive but will not rust leaving your home as you desire. Stainless Steel Screws are made to be outside and can withstand the severe changes in climate. Our screws will not snap off into your gutter system promoting the longevity of your gutter system.
- We caulk/paint fascia prior to all of our gutter installations.
- We hand cut our corners with a 45 degree 1 seam Miter vs. 3 Seam Prefabricated Square Box Miters. Our team has the skill and patience to take the 2 adjoining gutters and create only a 1 seam sealed system.
The benefit to 1 seam is that it reduces any potential leakage that could cause rot to your exterior compared to 3 seams. The visual difference is striking in that our 1 seam corners appear as exterior molding on your home. Take a look through our photo gallery and pay attention to the presentation of our 1 seam corners.
The other gutter installers take the 2 adjoining gutters but leave both ends square on both sides of the corners and a prefabricated 90 degree cover is slid over both square ends of the gutter. The ends are then both screwed to the cover. Now, this is important because you now have 2 seams but there is also a 3rd seam from the factory installed cover. These 3 seams will leak because aluminum will expand and contract with thermal changes. The sealant will eventually break down due to the contraction and expansion at the 3 seam sites allowing the water to seep into your exterior and slowly rot away your most valuable investment.
Choose Rain-Go Exteriors for Your Next Home Project!
You can only achieve quality with skilled craftsmen who are accountable for their work ethics and with quality materials that will withstand time. Our skilled craftsmen perform works of art on a daily basis with the best quality materials and with the best warranties in the business, so get a price from us by completing the contact form or calling 919-875-0700 and you will find that yes you can have: quality craftsmen work with quality materials and warranties for a reasonable price!
Frequently Asked Gutter Questions
What are seamless gutters?
Our seamless gutters are one piece gutters manufactured at your home. They are custom fit to your home. They are far superior than sectional gutters bought at your local home improvement stores. Our seamless gutters do not have in-line seams, which always fail, causing leaks. Our seamless gutters are made of a non-corrosive aluminum or copper and will last for many years.
How are your gutters supported?
Our seamless gutters are hung and supported by two key components. The first component is the hanger. For our seamless systems we use the RaytecTM floating hidden hanger that is recognized as the strongest gutter bracket on the market! It has been tested to withstand 297 pounds of pull pressure each! Don’t be fooled by the others who claim they have the strongest. Research it for yourself. This hanger is snapped into our seamless gutter and is used to support the weight of the gutter and the flowing water. The second component is the fastener. While a lot of companies use nails to hang their gutters (and claim this is the strongest), Rain-Go Exteriors uses only stainless steel inch and one half hex head screws to attach the gutters suspension system to your home! A screw is stronger than any nail, any day, and Rain-Go’s screws will not rust!
Do you use high quality materials?
Absolutely! We use only the best materials. We want this to be the last gutter system you will need. Premium aluminum and copper coil stock is used for the gutters and only the strongest hardware is used to hang the gutters.
Can I choose different colors for the gutters?
We have a variety of colors to match the color scheme of your home or business. In addition to copper gutters, some of the colors available are: White, Linen, Cameo, Almond, Wicker, Classic Cream, Sand Tone, Pebble Stone Clay, Dark Bronze, Terra Bronze, Black, Grey, Royal Brown, Musket Brown, and Evergreen. We can provide samples to show you when we meet with you to discuss your project.
What type of warranty is given on workmanship?
Rain-Go Exteriors Inc., is proud to offer a 10 year limited warranty. Please read the warranty details here.
Does your gutter installation and service area cover my town?
Rain-Go Exteriors Inc. provides custom seamless gutter design, installation, and services to most of the Triangle and surrounding area. See our Locations page for more information on our wide area of service coverage. Chances are, you are in our service area!
Customer Reviews for our Gutter Installation Services
“Rain-Go installed gutters and down spouts on my newly constructed home. We called Rain-Go a few months back, and Tim came out and gave us a quote. We got a 2nd quote from a well known national hardware retailer that shall remain nameless. The 2nd quote was a few hundred dollars more, and used materials of lesser quality. To make things even better for Rain-Go, the 2nd quote came with a 1 year warranty on parts and labor, while Rain-Go offers a 10 year warranty on workmanship and a 20 year warranty on materials.
Why do they even bother?
Anyway, the written quote then found a nice comfy spot on a shelf and stayed there awhile. When we called Rain-Go again a few months later, Susan didn’t mind that the original quote was only good for 30 days, she said they would be more than happy to honor it nonetheless. So then after a few rain delays and scheduling conflicts, we were able to get things done.
On the morning of the installation day, I saw a truck pulling an enclosed trailer behind it, emblazoned with “Rain-Go” on the sides, and two men came to the door. Our installers were Steve and Jeremy, and once proper introductions were in place, they went right to work. The two of them worked in tandem, in an impressively efficient manner. If they ever took a break, you’d have hardly known it. They did a very good job, the quality of their work was evident in not just the finished product, but was also displayed in the way they did the work.
I will recommend this company to anyone needing gutter installation or servicing.”
– T.W. (Fuquay Varina, NC – 9/3/2013)