See How We Solved a Water Issue for this Algonquin Business Owner Along with Making an Important Aesthetics Improvement
Gutter Install Algonquin – the problems…
This recently purchased commercial building had a serious water issue and a few needed cosmetic repairs that needed to be made.
As you can see from the above picture the gutter that was installed on the back of this building was not cutting it. The existing gutter was a 5″ residentual aluminum gutter that was obviously too small to handle the amount of water it was receiving. That one 25 foot gutter was receiving water from a 25′ X 85′ flat roof. Even in a moderate ran it was overflowing. Over time the water had overflowed the rear of the gutter, weakening the fascia board it was attached to. Eventually the gutter pulled away from the building. Water was also running down the wall causing the siding to buckle.
Some of the Aluminum fascia and trim covering had been blow off by wind over the years and left bare wood exposed to the elements… eventually it would rot to nothing.
Here we see that the aluminum siding was installed directly over brick and the corner post had been damaged and removed at some point and need to be repaired for primarily cosmetic reasons.
This home is also owned by our client and is located right next to the commercial building in the pictures above. This gutter over the back entrance is obviously pitching the wrong way, away from the drain pipe. The water was simply overflowing the endcap, staining the gutter and causing erosion damage to the cement pad below it.
Algonquin Commercial Gutter Installation – The Solutions…
For this building owner we suggested the following:
The repair work was obvious, re-cover the exposed wood with aluminum trim and cap the missing aluminum siding corner post.
For the house next to the building, we decided to remove the 5″ gutter that was pitching the wrong way and replace it with a properly installed 6″ gutter. This gutter will have more capacity to catch all of the water plus will be installed correctly so all of the water flows to the downspout and into the underground drainage system.
For the gutter on the commercial building, we decided to replace the grossly under-sized 5″ residential gutter with a 8″ commercial sized k-style gutter. As you can see from the pictures below of the gutter being installed, this gutter is huge and has a significantly larger capacity. We also decided to replaced the one 3″X4″ downspout with two commercial sized 4″X5″ downspouts to clear the water down to the ground faster. The building owner also asked us to remove the light fixture and repair the aluminum siding that had buckled from the building.
And below you will find some before and after shots of the work we did on this commercial gutter installation in Algonquin Il.
Befor & After – (Roll Over Pictures to See Transformation)
This building owner in Algonquin has some cosmetic issues and a pretty major gutter overflow problem we were able to fix with a commercial sized gutter and downspouts and some repair work. Now it’s your turn! Let us quote you on new gutters, downspouts, fascia and soffit, trim work, siding, windows, roofing and more…