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Wooden raingutter repair
Hi, I am looking for a craftsman or company that can
repair/replace the original wooden rain gutters on an
architect-designed 1915 Craftsman house, as well as possibly
replace or augment the standard metal downspouts to make
them more effective at channeling water away from the
foundation (need something less hideous than my green
plastic sleeves from Ace Hardware). I am wondering if I
should look for a creative roofer to do this kind of work?
Or is it a design/build firm? Any suggestions welcome.
Try Grateful Gutters, Brian Onisko, 524-6666
Look no more! Jenks Gutters in Alameda will do exactly what
you need with your original wooden gutters. This gentleman
is great. I have wooden gutters in my Richmond home and
wanted them repaired. That is exactly what he did. He
creatively took a piece of another old gutter and recycled
it to a spot that my house needed to have replaced. I highly
recommend him. www.jenksgutters.com extremely happy with my
I've seen enough bad gutter work by roofers to recommend
against that route, especially for wood. If you decide to go
with metal I can recommend Steven Jenks 510-523-0897
http://www.jenksgutters.com/. For a 1915 home you want
someone with historic sensibility, and someone EPA certified
to work with lead paint. There are a variety of gutter
specialists out there, likely to do a better job than at
least the average roofer. Bryce
Gutters Contractor Needed
I'm looking to redo the gutters on our house. This is an
historic home, so I'm interested in having some options that
will work with the existing architecture - copper perhaps?
A choice of profiles, etc. I want this done right, but I
also don't want to break the bank. Any recommendations? TJR
For standard metal gutters I can recommend E-Z Gutters at
510-548-5304. For copper ones I suggest L. A. Williams
Gutters at 510 525-8149. Both are local companies and do
very good work. I have used them both personally. Roger
Hi! My business uses EZ Rain Gutters (510-527-9300) and we
love them! They do a great job, have a friendly crew and
fast service. I am always impressed by their customer
service, as this is something I value as a small business
owner. They do residential work as well. Lisa
Need new gutters
A friend of mine cleaned my gutters and said they needed
replacing. What might that typically cost and can any one
recommend someone in the east bay? Thanks Ellen
We recently used E-Z rain gutters out of berkeley to replace
our old ones. They were very professional and priced the
lowest. They also did an excellent job of cleaning up after
themselves and hauling away the old gutters.They didn't try
to up sell us like another highly recommended company did.
Give them a call today! (510) 548-5304
I need a gutters company
Any recommendations? I originally contracted with a
company but they did not show up.
Elliot and Elliot replaced all our gutters and forced-air
heating system. Both have worked out just fine...
Reasonable rates, professional and low-key.
We're very happy with the gutters we had installed by RCR
Residential & Commercial Roofing out of Hayward. They offer
a nice selection of colors, good quality material, and they
worked really fast. After getting a few estimates, I was
glad we chose them. Their number is 538-1143.
New gutters look good!
I recommend Pete Reinfranck of Aqueduct Gutters, 510-381-
7165. He's been doing this work for a very long time and is
a skilled sheet metal worker.
Bruce Kang is extremely reliable and does quality work.
His email is firstname.lastname@example.org and his cell phone is 650-
I can highly recommend Jose Angles of Angles' Roofing. He
is fantastic. He replaced my roof (removed 3 layers of old
roofing, put in downspouts and gutters - all very quickly
before the rain!) I have called him back about leaks that
I thought were the roof or gutters. He came out
immediately, took a look and very patiently showed me
exactly were my windows were leaking. On the spot he fixed
them. I got lots of quotes for the roof and gutter work.
He was the least expensive. I am a very happy customer!
Jose's number is (415)235-7192.
We just had Sunshine Gutters out to replace the gutters on
the complicated roofline of our 1907 house and couldn't be
more pleased. Several contractors we initially contacted
said the job was too complex for them. Sunshine wasn't
daunted at all--they are a local and family-owned business,
recommended for years on BPN (how we found them). Nir and
Yanay were honest and direct in giving us options to help us
balance price with aesthetics. They were open to helping us
save money--they encouraged us to do some of the needed
house painting ourselves--and patient in answering our many
questions. Our new gutters look and work great! 510-525-0880
Rain gutters contractor needed
Can anyone recommend a contractor that specializes in custom,
top-quality, galvanized steel rain gutters and downspouts (and
can also do copper systems)? I am looking for someone that
solders seams rather than using caulk. Thank you.
I highly recommend Pete Reinfranck of Aqueduct Gutters. He does very reasonably
priced and quality work. He did our gutters and not only are they working great, but
they look great, and I cannot say that about a lot of the other homes I see. He is a
very experienced sheet metal artist, and that makes all the difference. He can be
reached at 510-381-7165. Lynne
Rain Gutter Installer required
I had a company installing me gutters and that was a nightmare.
My gutters are unleveled and its flooding my foundation.
I need a recommendation for a GOOD and PROFESSIONAL company to
correct the damages
What a coincidence: My mum just had a fantastic experience having
her gutters repaired and improved. The neighbors saw his work and
hired him too; he's working on their house now.
Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter
Terence is a lovely man. My mum met him from seeing him
repeatedly at Costco - he works there as well.
We originally did our gutters ourselves and were in need of some
serious help. We worked with Nir of Sunshine Gutters
(510-776-9689). He was quick, *extremely* responsive (he almost
always answers the phone, even on a Sunday), reasonably priced,
and professional. We had our estimate within a few days, and new
gutters within a week. They look professional (they are
seemless) and do the job. dora
Check out Sunshine Gutters 510-5250880, we were pleasantly
surprised and deeply appreciative of the experience we had with
this company. The owner's name is Nirko. He is extremely
professional, experienced and pleasant to work with. He responded
to our inquiry almost immediately - came out, provided us with a
quote and was able to start the work in a very timely manner. He
answered all our questions with an in-
depth understanding of the work that needed to be done and
addressed all our concerns regarding materials and cost. His staff
is equally professional and efficient. We had a number of
unpleasant experiences in our search to have this work done and
realized that finding someone experienced and honest to work with
was not so easy. We found it with Nirko and Sunshine Gutters
We just had Sunshine Gutter do repair, replacement and cleaning
work on our gutters and downspouts. They did a great job. We
had a bad run of gutter that was causing water to come in under
our back door. Several contractors in the past had told me it
would be so complicated to fix that they couldn't even give me
an estimate but would only do the work on a time a materials
basis. Nir of Sunshine Gutters told me exacly how he would fix
it and exactly how much is would cost (not that much) and I can
confidently say after all this recent rain that it is definitely
fixed. He also recommended repair rather then replacement of
another problem gutter and that repair is successful, too. Nir
and his crew were easy to work with and very reliable. I would
definitely hire them again.
If your still looking for a Gutter Company I would
recommend,''Gorilla Gutters''. They have recieved every award
imaginable, yet and still you will find there prices very
competitive. I had all new gutters put up several months ago
and they look beautiful! there # is 510.524.1111 Good luck,
Some one to do some gutter work?
Any recommendations for a good person to do some gutter work?
(And after that, annual cleaning?) THx.
Jondy Smith (649-9867 & cell 418-1879) has helped with my
gutters. Full disclosure: he's also a friend, so it's not
exclusively a business relationship. But he does seem to do
pretty thorough work. He really went out of his way not to
just clean my gutters, but also to make sure leaves and
branches were off my roof as well.
We recently bought a new house and needed all the gutters
replaced. We looked on BPN and went with Sunshine gutters (510-
525-0880). The owner is very nice and he gave us a fair
price. He and his crew showed up on time and completed the job
when he said he would. They even cleaned up nicely afterwards.
I was very impressed. I would definitely recommend him to
anyone needing gutter work done.
I have a excellent gutter cleaning company I'd like to recommend.
I've used their company for over 10 years and they are reliable,
affordable and guarantee their work which no one else will do.
The name of the company is Sunset Raingutters and it is operated
by a man named James. They can be reached at 510-601-6393.
I am looking for a company to install new gutters at my home in
Berkeley. Any recommendations? I originally contracted with
Acker & Guerrero to perform the work, but they did not show up
as scheduled. Thank you.
We finished our remodel and found that our old gutters could
not be salvaged. Are there any recommendations for someont to
install seamless gutters and downspouts?
We have used Gorilla Gutters,(510)524-1111, for the past couple
years for all our gutter work,installs and cleans, and we are
so happy to have found them! They usually suggest to have
installs done before or after the rainy season because they get
very busy with maintenance calls, but it's worth calling for an
estimate. They couldn't be nicer people!! We have a 2500 sq.ft
house and installed seamless aluminum gutters, which have held
up great and look GORGEOUS-they even gave us a book of colors
to choose from! HAPPY HUNTING!
I just wanted to recommend Sunshine Gutters. We used them
after having a really difficult experience with a roofing
company who had said that they could replace our gutters but
more than once made gross errors when hanging/installing them.
We called Sunshine Gutters(this October) and they did a very
nice job. We worked with a gentleman named Nir (sp?) who was
friendly, trustworthy and helpful. He advised us well and his
workers were professional. I really recommend these guys. They
can be reached at: 510-776-9689
I suggest you call Byron at Grateful Gutters, 510.524.6666. They
are very competent and fairly priced.
I used Sunshine Gutters a few times in 2 of the different houses I have owned. They
installation of all different kinds of gutters (a neighbor had them install those
copper gutters) and they also do regular cleaning. My house has a lot of different
levels and it has foundation issues so they had to figure out new ways for my gutters
to be installed and for the rainwater to be diverted. They are very reliable and
have excellent and creative workmanship and have reasonable rates. You can call Nir,
the owner, at (510) 525-0880.
I have a somewhat complicated house (gutterly speaking) and they
didn't blink an eyelash at what it would take to clean and/or repair the gutters.
my foundation had gotten very saturated and they worked quickly to divert the
rainwater which seems to have helped to make the foundation considerably drier. I
recently saw something written here about them saying that they hadn't returned a
phonecall but I wanted to say that has never been my experience with them the
several times I've used them. They do get busy in the fall when the rain starts so
sometimes it takes a little longer than usual but I have found them incredibly
punctual and thorough. Ownership changed a few years back and the new owner,
Nir, is very nice to work with. Their number is 510-525-0880.
I have been using Sunshine gutters (510-525-0880) for a few
years. They have done installation and repair to my gutters and
rain spouts, also yearly cleaning. Aside from their skill, work
and ability to answer my questions, I appreciate their
communication skills and customer service. They are a ''mom &
pop'' business run by Nir and some employees. Nor is a U.S.
citizen, has a charming accent and interesting life story - I
have appreciated his engaging personality and attention to
details. Last time he came to clean, at his own choice he
worked on his day off to accommodate my time frame. I hope this
review is helpful because I want to do my best to support small
businesses like this one.
We noticed a leak into our basement when it was raining. Can
anyone recommend the services of someone that can help? Also,
we may need our gutters replaced. Are there any
recommendations for this too? Thanks so much!
Preparing for rain
After the first rain of the year I too had water coming into
the basement of my house. A friend recommended I call, ''Gorilla
Gutters''. They were very prompt and polite and I can happily
say that there is no longer water coming through my basement or
living room walls! They get my 4 star rating. You can call
there office at (510)524-1111.
We are looking for someone to replace our old gutters. Has
anyone had this type of work done recently? Any
recommendations or advice? I found a few old postings on this
topic, but most were quite old. Thanks!
I recentley had new gutters installed by a wonderful company
called,''Gorilla Gutters''. When I called a wonderful women by
the name of Christina answered the phone and answered all my
questions. Christina arranged for someone to come by and give
me a free estimate the same day. When it came time to do the
job, the crew was prompt, polite and professional. They were so
nice I didnt want them to leave! The new gutters couldn't look
better! The design works well and enhances the appearance of
our home. Gorilla Gutters has a website,www.GorillaGutters.com
or you can reach them directly at (510)524-1111. I hope this
I recentley had new seamless gutters installed on my home by a
company called, ''Gorilla Gutters''. I could not be more pleased.
I heard of them through a very reputable book called, ''The
Good Service Guide'', and then my neighbor referred me to them
as well. They are extremeley prompt,professional and polite.
You will love them!
Having recently research on the BPN in vain for recent
recommendation for gutter installers, I wanted to share a
positive experience with Sunshine Gutters (510-525-0880). We
had them replace all of the gutters on our house. They gave me
a fair price and ended up working very hard to do the job
right. Our gutters were not a standard job in that they
required a special accommodation for sloped facia boards. The
installers were very diligent in doing the job right and worked
well to coordinate installation with our house painter.
Go Bears/Giants berkeley mom
I have become enamored with a house on my street that recently
had copper gutters installed. They look fantastic and I've
been daydreaming about having them installed on my home. I've
tried researching their usefulness on the internet, but haven't
come up with much. Can anyone tell me -- pros/cons of having
copper gutters, how much more they cost compared to typical
gutter installation, and who in the area has experience
installing them? Thanks!
Turning copper with envy.
I, too, love the look of copper gutters and recently (last week!) got a quote. They are
much more expensive than aluminum. For instance, the price quoted to me for
aluminum gutters on my small Berkeley hills home was about $1,600. For copper:
Over $6,000. There was an article in last Sunday's Chronicle discussing the rising price
of copper -- I guess they were right.
love those copper gutters too!
Copper gutters are about $17/foot versus $6/foot for regular.
They don't rust, but neither does aluminimum. Main difference is
just the looks. You could try Yorkshire Guttering out of Livermore.
I had copper gutters installed by a company called,''Gorilla
Gutters''. One of copper gutters biggest benefits [pro] are that
they last forver!They are also extremley beautiful. The main
con is the price. If I remember right, copper gutters cost 5-6
times more then aluminum.
I heard about Gorilla Gutters from a friend and then found
them in a highly reputable book called,''The Good Service
Guide''. Their phone # is 510-524-1111. I hope this helps.
We recently had Adrian Gomez replace all of our gutters and downspouts. He was
excellent, taking the time to explain what needed to be done and why. His bid was not
inflated. He also was very professional throughout. He and his helper worked
extremely hard, and they did a thorough cleanup after the gutters were in place. They
even cleaned up our leaves, not part of the job. While we didn't have him do our
I'm sure he would be just as competent in that area as well. He's a real artisan who
takes pride in his work and in satisfying his customers.
We're looking for some recommendations for gutter
installation. We don't need the whole house redone, but we
do have a couple of areas that are missing gutters. I'd
interested in hearing from folks who have recently had work
done and were pleased with the service.
Thanks for any advice!
For gutter installation, we used Russ Elliot, 510 763 1300.
They replaced all of our gutters and downspouts. Overall I
was pleased with the outcome, although we had one problem
along the way - during the first heavy rain, we noticed
that one section was not draining as well as it could. They came back without fuss and repitched it so that it
would be more steeply angled and everything works great now.
We're looking for someone to repair/replace part of an old
redwood gutter on our house. Any suggestions?
Thanks so much,
All postings seem dated for people who are recommended for replacing
gutters. Any new ideas?
I know a great gutter replacement, installation and cleaning
company. It's called Sunshine Gutters and their number is
Can anyone recommend a trustworthy person/company who can repair
replace it at reasonable cost?
One part of our rain gutter (about 8 feet long) came off from joints. We
talked with couple of people (a contructer and one company) but both
recommended me to replace a whole rain gutter which can cost
thousands. I would like to talk to others to see what my options are
(whether I should really replace the whole thing or I can repair just the
damaged section.) Mika
I just had my rain gutters repaired and I think the person I used
was really fair and gave really good prices. He's very honest too,
my neighbors wanted to install new rain gutters but he advised
them to wait until they got the roof repairs done.
His company is called Sunshine Gutters and his number is
510-525-0880. Ask for Sagi. He's really good.
Call Sagi Erez at Sunshine Gutters for help with your
gutters. His cell phone is 525-0880. If there is a cheaper
solution than replacing the whole length of gutter he will
find it. I highly recommend him.
We need someone to power wash and seal the redwood on our deck (it's looking
green these days). And we also need to have gutters installed on one side of
our house. Any
recommendations for either job?
I am a general contractor I do small carpenter,
painting and repair jobs. Decks, doors, interior painting,
some tile, and flooring. License # 333-913 References upon
request. I do excellent work. I show up and I get the
project done in a timely manner and within budget.
Call for a consultation, leave name and # and best time to
To the person who wanted gutters installed, we used Russ
Elliot Inc and were very pleased with the whole process and
the final result. I found them professional to deal with
and am happy with my new gutters - we replaced all of our
old, leaking gutters. Their number is 510 763 1300.
I have used Sunset Raingutters (James is the owner) for several years now on
my complicated, three story house. He has done a great job for me each time
for a reasonable charge, and has even come back during the season to unclog a
clogged gutter free of charge. I'd highly recommend him. Rscarmen
March 2005 Editor note: phone number is (510) 601-6393
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