LeafGuard Gutters of South Dakota Case Studies: Replacing Rotted out Soffit & Fascia and LeafGuard Gutter Installation
Customer had contacted LeafGuard of South Dakota after seeing our TV advertisement showing the amazing features that LeafGuard has to offer. We set an appointment for our expert Jeff Knopf to come assess the home and give a free quote. After measuring and evaluating the home, he discovered the wood soffit and fascia on the home was rotted out; and needed to be replaced before gutters could be installed.
Wood fascia is very common on older homes. With small (debris clogged) 4″ k style gutters and 2×3 downspouts, water would overfiow onto the s&f which contributed to the eventual rotting and deterioration.
LeafGuard Gutters are attached to the fascia board. Installing gutters to rotted fascia would not help the homeowner in any way; the system would eventually fall off. It could also potentially lead to further water damage.
Jeff Knopf went over the issues with the homeowner and came up with a proposal that the homeowners were comfortable with.
Our lead technicians, Jason & Travis, removed and disposed the wood soffit & fascia around the home. Before they installed the aluminum soffit & fascia, J channel needed to be added to support the new fascia board and conceal the edges where the fascia and soffit meet.
They installed 6″ aluminum soffit and fascia around the entire home.
LeafGuard Gutters were then attached to the fascia with high density plastic brackets. Plastic brackets are better than commonly used galvanized steel brackets, as they do eventually corrode and deteriorate from constant moisture exposure.
The end result is a completely watertight gutter system that blends right into the home. The homeowners are very satisfied with the end result and knowing they are covered for life with the LeafGuard warranty and guarantees!
Call Representative: Sabrina Pincombe
Estimator: Jeff Knopf
Install Technician: Travis Borresch
Install Technician: Jason Borresch
Product: J Channel
Product: Aluminum Soffit & Fascia
Product: LeafGuard Gutters
Before picture of the rotting wood soffit & fascia. Wood fascia is commonly found on older homes. Rotting occurs when the boards have been exposed to moisture from rain, snow and/or ice dams on a roof. Before LeafGuard was installed, the homeowner had 4″ K Style gutters with small 2×3 downspouts that were clogged, causing gutters to overflow and contributed to the rotting of their soffit & fascia.
LeafGuard Gutters are attached to the Fascia board on the home. Without a stable foundation for gutters to be secured to, the gutters would inevitably fall off.
After picture of LeafGuard Gutters installed on home with new aluminum soffit & fascia.
After photo of the fully completed installation of aluminum soffit & fascia along with the new LeafGuard Gutter System.