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What Gutter Installation Is Best In Vancouver, B.C.?

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Metro Vancouver Seamless Gutter Installations 4, 5 or 6?

A common question I get quite a bit – What is the difference between 4, 5, and 6 inch gutter, and what gutter should I install on my house wherever it may be in Metro Vancouver?

4 inch gutter installations were mainly installed pre and post World War II.  In the 1970’s – the standard became 5 inch.  However, obviously 5 inch guttering was not adopted by every contractor, or gutter company, because there are lots of post war homes with 4 inch guttters on them.  Most companies phased out the 4 inch, and went to 5 inch by the late 70’s and into the 80’s.  5 inch colonial or “K” style gutter is prominent on I would think 75 percent of the homes in Metro Vancouver from Squamish to Chilliwack.  You can see the differences in the sizes of  gutter on our profile download here: https://www.northshorehomeservices.com/service/gutter-downpipe-installations/

There is some thought in the last decade to moving to a 6 inch gutter.  I’m not completely sold on it as it is a big gutter.  I think it works when needed and looks estetically pleasing on a house.  I think you need at least 2×10 inch fascia board to fit it and make it look good.  A time I have felt it really works is when you have a Cape Code or Tudor style house with a steep pitch roof.  Another type roofing system where a 6 inch gutter is good is when there is a tile roof present onthe home.  In both these applications, you might find the tile roof sits high and the rain overshoots the 5 inch gutters.  6 inch seamless gutter gives a wide mouth and better catches water off  a steep or thick roof like tile.

On most roof applications – I still prefer the 5 inch gutter.  However, todays gutters come in many colors – not just brown and white like they did 30 years ago.  Black and dark slate grey are the most popular colors.  And of course gutter profiles have changed.  You can see our eavestrough proiles and colors on the same gutter and downpipe installation page as above.

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Had a job in a sketchy part of town, for a dirty and difficult clean. The people at North Shore were very helpful, the technician did a great job, and we are very happy with the way it all turned out. Everything was handled professionally and skillfully. I'm thrilled with the result. Will happily recommend them to anyone
Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones
19:55 14 Aug 18
Quick response, easy to deal with and quality work. I highly recommend them. They did a great job!
James Palmer
James Palmer
15:05 14 Sep 18
They did a great job for the downpipes replacement, it looks awesome and professional. There were a small issues for one of the downpipes, they came back the next day and changed a new one for me after I called them. The price is reasonable and the material is a great quality, the installers are their own guys, not subcontract. I am happy about my experience.
Mingwei Liu
Mingwei Liu
06:18 09 Jun 18
North Shore has taken care of a great deal of our maintenance and they always do a great job. Service is fantastic and there have never been any issues with them returning if we needed a touch up after a service. Pricing is always fair and scheduling always on point.
Jooles Dub
Jooles Dub
00:42 04 Jul 18
I have been using this service on behalf of our townhouse complex in Burnaby for the past 3 years. Roof cleaning, gutter repair, and other roofline repairs and maintenance have all been done promptly, quickly and carefully. It was worth it to search for this company and this result, as we have been treated poorly by other more local companies. Prices are reasonable despite the extra travel they do to get here. Invoices and responses to requests are always reliable.
Eric Mulholland
Eric Mulholland
16:27 20 Sep 18
I have switched to North Shore Home Services because of the over the top customer service. Everyone from the men who came to do the repairs to the man in charge of customer service was as professional and understanding as is possible. Best of all, they fixed the leak!! I will recommend these people and call them whenever is necessary.
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suzetteccc
22:02 27 Dec 18

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