Seamless Gutters & Downspouts

Gutter Services

Improperly installed gutters and leaders cause serious drainage problems such as cracking foundations, leaking basements and broken driveways. Poor gutters also cause ice-damming and storm damage. Rid yourself of dented downspouts, visible corrosion and sagging gutters with products installed by our professionals. Let us help protect your home’s roof, foundation, basement, driveway and landscaping with a functional, attractive, cost-effective gutter system.

Benefit and Specifications of our Gutters

5″ and 6" Gutters and 2x3 or 3x4 Downspouts: Benefits & Specs
Good choice for the average size home
Made of heavy .027 or choose .032 gauge aluminum,
Baked-on enamel finish adds a lifetime of protection to your system
Available in a wide variety of colors to beautify your home
Matching downspouts are custom strapped to your home.

There are three basic types of seamless gutter systems in the greater northwest area of Oregon and Washington.  Among those are the traditional 5K gutters, Fascia style gutters, and finally the 6K gutters.  Each of these seamless systems have their pros and cons. We are here to educate you on all of them so that you can make the best educated decision on what style of gutters you are looking for. Know what you are looking for before you call out the estimator who might be representing a company that has only one or two of these machines to offer. One thing to note is that all of these types of profiles can be produced on site in either copper, steel or aluminum.  As we all know steel can and will rust, there is just very little we can do to avoid this and this process is potentially escalated if poor quality material is used.  It is best to be sure your installer is using high grade material from a trusted source such as
  Lansing Building Products  or ABC Supply that uses consistent gauge material and a 30 year baked on enamel paint. 


​Fascia Gutters
This style of gutter is formed from a 15" coil and typically produces a profile of a 5 1/2" back with a 2 3/8" bottom and a 5 1/2 face granting a 4 1/2" opening for rain and debris collection. There is a 1/2" lip at the back of the gutter designed to slide under the roofing and the remaining material forms the front lip for rigidity and for securing hanger brackets. The purpose for this style of gutter was design specifically to hide the exposed rafter tails and eliminate the need for fascia boards and flashing.  As a contractor or builder these are all great points because when installed with a steel coil as most fascia gutter is, it saves the contractor a great deal of money.  This posses as a disadvantage to the home owner in the long run as this particular style is difficult to manipulate for flow from one side of the house to the other.  This is due to the 1/2" lip that slides under the roofing.  If the left side of your home is the lowest point but your downspout is located on the right side of the house there is little that can be done to correct this short of adding another downspout to a location that likely does not have a drain tile.  Additionally this gutter has such a narrow bottom that only a 2" outlet can be used for drainage.  Corrugated downspouts come in 2"x3" or 3"x4" and neither of these sizes are conducive to the smaller base of this gutter.
5K Gutters
This is your most typical style gutter and most commonly installed replacement gutter. This style is formed from an 11 7/8" coil and typically produces a profile of 3.62" back with a 3 1/4" bottom and 3 1/2" face granting a 5" opening for rain and debris collection.  This gutter does not have a lip on the back and therefore sits behind flashing to insure there is not wick-back from the rain falling into the gutter.  The advantage to K style gutter is that it can be manipulated very easily in order to direct the flow of water to the downspout.  With the wider opening and much wider bottom this gutter is most commonly installed with a 3" outlet and the 2"x3" downspout. This wider profile means will spend less time cleaning your outlets, the gutters are easier to clean when you can fit both hands in the gutter, and they simply function better.  The drawback to the gutter however is that it does not always cover the rafter tails and this can be aesthetically displeasing to some homeowners. In a perfect world or at least on a perfect house the rafter tails would have exactly the same reveal. 

6K Gutters
This is the most common "oversized" gutter in the Northwest region it is very popular with larger homes and serves as a perfect replacement to the facia style gutter.  This style is formed from an 15" coil and typically produces a profile of 5 1/4" back with a 4" bottom and 4 1/2" face granting a 6" opening for rain and debris collection.  This gutter does not have a lip on the back and therefore sits behind flashing to insure there is not wick-back from the rain falling into the gutter.  The advantage to K style gutter is that it can be manipulated very easily in order to direct the flow of water to the downspout.  With the wider opening and much wider bottom this gutter is most commonly installed with a 3"x4"outlet and the 3"x4" corrugated downspout. This wider profile means will spend less time cleaning your outlets, the gutters are easier to clean when you can fit both hands in the gutter, and they simply function better.  The unique feature about this style of gutter is that it can fully accommodates any style of downspout.  3"x4" corrugated downspout is sometimes an up sale for for the 5K gutter but can only be installed one direction.  There are no limitations with the 6K gutter due to its 4" bottom.
Aluminum is the most commonly used metal used for gutters. It stands at a low cost, easily maintained solution for today's homes. It will not rust and has a lasting expectancy of approximately 30 years. Aluminum is the highest product of choice for residential.
Due to our long-standing reputation as an innovator in the construction industry, Solar Tech Illumination  has worked with a variety of leading brands, including Gutterma's Supply, ABC Supply, and Lancing Building supply.
Solar Tech Illumination's cast aluminum gutters are just as perfect to use on traditional buildings for a direct replacement of cast iron installations, just as they are in contemporary fast-track builds and is processed using modern casting techniques to guarantee a durable factory finish with every product.
We provide a wide range of gutter profiles which are wet-sealed and bolted to secure a high quality and long-lasting installation, in addition to an extensive selection of fixing and color options to meet any of our client’s requirements.