24 Gauge Pre-Weathered Galvalume Fascia Gutter and Matching box-style downspout
Colorado Seamless Gutters can fabricate a wide range of custom Sheet metal Projects. Custom Work generally refers to items that are made from raw stock, and are made all by hand, as opposed to products that come in a box from a factory pre-fabricated. Custom Work typically requires a much higher level of skill and technical proficiency in order to produce acceptable results.
Pre-Weathered Galvalume 24 G Fascia Gutter installed on a radiussed (curved) deck roofline in small sections
Customers who request Custom Work are usually more discerning and can appreciate the difference between mass-produced standard materials and installations and distinctive, unique and artistic installations, that require considerable skill to execute. They understand that artisan products require a much higher level of craftsmanship and proficiency, and custom projects take much longer to complete than ordinary jobs.
Beautiful 5″ Copper Half-round Gutter, installed with roof-attached hangers, and a Hand-cut custom mitred endcap. Downspout sports a beautiful one-piece French curved swan neck offset, solid brass cast mounting brackets and a scalloped lamb’s tongue bottom elbow.
Close-up of hand-cut Mitred endcap, soldered in place. All of our copper installations are soldered in true “Old-World Craftsman” tradition. Materials show the rich patina of 15 years.
True Custom Work: Beautiful Hand-made Copper Collector Box, Copper Gutter with mitred endcaps, Swan-Neck downspout offsets and rich, cast downspout mounting brackets. All materials in our copper installations are Solid Copper, Brass or Bronze or Stainless Steel, to eliminate the possibility of electrolysis. Estimated longevity of the system? 100 years.
Custom fabrications and installations are one-offs. They take longer to design, layout and construct, and often require incredible patience and attention to detail to install.
Cut to Fit. Sheet metal craftsman painstakingly measuring, cutting and assembling a box downspout in the shop. As opposed to the pre-fab 2″ x 3″ downspouts and elbows common on most houses, each box downspout must be measured, cut, and bent to size on the sheet metal brake, then painstakingly fitted, mitre by mitre into the proper configuration.
Finshed Custom 3″ x 4″ oversized Box-Style downspout offset, ready to touch up and head to the jobsite for installation
10′ Sections of Custom-Made box style gutter and downspout on the truck ready to go.
Installing 10′ Sections of Custom-sized Matte Black Heavy-Duty 24 Gauge Box-Style Gutter. Many Architects and homeowners desire the crisp appearance of custom-profiled Box-style gutters and downspouts, especially for Modern and Contemporary homes. Custom Gutters installed in sections require substantially more time to fabricate and install that a standard k-style system, which can be installed in seamless sections as long as the building itself.
Standard work, such as 5″ and 6″ K-style gutters and the matching fluted rectangular downspouts that go with them, can be performed by all of our competent installers. However, Custom work requires a much higher skill set, with more thought, time, and experience that go into the finished product, along with a little trial and error!
Custom-Color Champagne 24 Gauge Fascia-Style gutter, with a Custom-made matching sheet metal wedge, or cant strip to compensate for the slanted fascia, Metal roof with Matching colored Snow stops
Custom-Made Extra Long Collector-Box, fabricated to match the appearance of the Fascia-Style gutter on other rooflines of the house. This large collector recieves water from the main and overflwo scuppers from the flat roof above, and serves to hide the large portholes in the parapet wall. Matching custom 3″ x 4″ Box-style downspuot and elbow, All in 24 Gauge Champagne
Custom-Profile Collector, Positioned and sealed to catch runoff from the main and overflow drains, as well as hide them from view on the “show side” of the house.
Custom, Specially-sized internal Collector box and Open-faced Box-style downspout on a Public Building. Downspout and collector must be water tight to prevent water from leaking into the building wall.
Custom-Made and Fitted 24 Gauge Surrey Beige Sheet metal Capping for a commercial parapet wall. Each section must be carefully measured, cut and set into place and the seams, mitres and joints must be meticulously fastened, sealed and then touched up. This, in addition to the inital steps required to measure, layout and bend the 10′ blanks in our sheet metal shop.
Custom Cut Compound Rake Mitres on Pre-Painted White 26 Gauge Steel Half-Round gutters. Most mitred corners on gutter systems are standard 45 or 90 degrees. THese mitres run up the Rake roofline, changing angle and plane to create a “Compound” or custom mitre. These types of mitred corners require plenty of time to fit precisely, and, unlike wood trim, they can’t be sanded and painted to come out perfect, and they have to be watertight. Architectural plumbing!
Custom-Color 24 Gauge Mansard Brown 6″ K-style gutter, paired with Custom Hand-Made Collector Heads, designed by the builder, with Custom 3″ x 4″ Box-style downspout.
Custom-Made Multi-sectioned Rake and Fascia wrap, with separate Rake Flashing incorporated into the roof, and “cut-to-fit” radiussed soffit box endcap. All in 24 Gauge Medium Bronze
Custom Mitred Endcap on a 6″ K-Style Pre-Painted White Steel Gutter. A mitred endcap takes many times longer to layout, cut, fit, assemble, tin, seal and touch up than a standard blunt endcap, which comes from the factory pre-made, and takes less than a minute to install and seal. However, this mitred endcap looks much nicer.
Custom Fabricated Metal Ridge-cap, Cupola and finial in 24 gauge Bronze. Designed by the contractor, this architectural metal work dresses up the top of an otherwise bland, shingled bay window roof, which is very visible from a walkout master deck.
At a certain point, custom sheet metal work transcends the technical proficiency necessary to achieve great results. The skill and atention to detail that yields beautiful, funtional, long-lasting sheet metal projects borders on the artistic. Or, as has been said: If you use your hands, your a laborer, if you use your head, you’re a craftsman, if you use your heart, you’re an artist.
We hope that when others look at our work in the future, they’ll appreciate our skill, and wonder at our artistry, although they’ll never know our name…