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Home & Family Exterior Specialists Trusted Home Services in NoVA, MD & DC Since 1986 NEWS • www.GuttermanServices.com • 571.297.6699 Late Summer, 2013 Late Summer 2013 Hello Friends, Wow, how time does fly! We hope you had an enjoyable, relaxing summer. It’s hard to believe Halloween and cooler temperatures are right around the corner. The Gutterman team stayed very busy this summer cleaning lots of gutters after the heavy June rains, and installing several detailed roofing projects, including a beautiful metal roof in Arlington for the Lamson family. (Please see the article and photos on page 3 of this newsletter.) Gutterman will be kicking off our Fall season by participating in the Special Olympics Plane Pull at Dulles Airport. This will be the 5th year we form a 25 person team to pull a FED EX cargo jet. We appreciate all of the support you've given us over the years and ask for your help again this year to help us raise money for a great cause. Any donation made to our team will be doubled in value in the form of a coupon that can be used off your next project with Gutterman. Anyone interested in participating in the pull should contact Ann in the office for more details. Last but not least, we are excited to share the news that we have launched another division of our company, DECK REDO. If your deck is looking a little tired and in need of some TLC or a complete makeover, now you can REDO rather than rebuild. The DECKREDO.COM web site is almost complete and will showcase before and after photos, options for new rail systems, cool screening options and the latest options of epoxy and stains available. So if you are considering rebuilding your deck this winter, call Gutterman to discuss your project. Chris, Ann & Sara Gutterman Services, Inc. Referral Rewards! We trust that after hiring Gutterman for your home, you now know the benefits of hiring a reputable company that you can trust. 55% of our completed projects are direct referrals from past customers. We are very proud of our reputation and are asking your help in spreading the good word. If you have a friend, relative, co-worker or neighbor that may need our services please tell them to give us a call. If they elect to work with us, as a token of our appreciation we will deduct $50 from your next job. You may also cut out this area and offer your friend $100 off their purchase of $1500 or more. $50 Coupon I Referred a Friend! My Name Phone Friend’s Name Phone Referral Coupon your purchase of $1500 or more *$100 referral offer must be presented at time of estimate. Not valid with any other offers. Prior sales excluded. $100 OFF * Exterior Specialists 45888 Woodland Road Sterling, Virginia 20166 Phone: 571.297.6699 Fax: 703.430.0485 email@example.com INSURED • Class A license #2705021208A Meet Our Staff Chris Pauly President Exterior Specialists General Manager Ann McGavin Larry Bowersox Caps Fanatic! Sales Manager firstname.lastname@example.org JC Howke Family Man! email@example.com We are growing and need your help! Do you know a bright and accomplished individual looking for a career change? Rookies or Veterans, we are looking for talented individuals to grow with our company. 703-906-5913 Director of Risk Mgmt 571-243-3843 Sara Megonigal Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Operations Manager Terry Thornton Paul Johanson California Dreamer! email@example.com Director of Marketing Ken Killmeyer Navy Man! firstname.lastname@example.org Krystal Catino 571-437-1555 571-220-2809 $25 OFF Gutter Cleaning Not valid on existing contracts Service Includes: Gutters cleaned and flushed; Re-secured to fascia; Check slope, corners and seams. Jessica Corbin Sales Assistant Expires 10/31/2013 Jaime Nevarez Lead KG Gutter Installer Jorge Rodriguez-Sawao Service Manager Walter Galdamez Lead Gutter Installer 14 Years 11 Years $50 OFF Power Washing Roofing / Gutters / Siding Deck / Fence / Walkways Concrete / Brick / Vinyl Not valid on existing contracts Accounts Payable. Kim Baird Expires 10/31/2013 Amilcar Romero Lead Installer/ Metal Rod Mechanic Accounting Manager Javier Gamez Installer Tina Bhullar 8 Years 8 Years $150 OFF K-Guard Gutter Minimum 100â€™ Not valid on existing estimates or contracts Mahoganey Fleming Customer Care End gutter cleaning forever with Kguard covered gutter. Expires 10/31/2013 Raul Rea Amanda Velerio Customer Care Tony Riggs Roofing Foreman Lead Carpenter 4 Years 1.5 Years Clogged gutters? Schedule Your Gutter Service Now! Overflowing gutter Gutters are one thing on your home that many times gets little to no maintenance. Whether your home is directly surrounded by trees or in a new development, you need to maintain your gutters at least one time per year. The obvious is that tall trees will create clogged gutters and therefore chances for water to overflow over the gutters and get inside your home. Clogged gutter But even if you don't have trees, periodically your gutters need to be re-secured to the house, properly sloped and checked for leaks in seams and corners. In the winter months, gutters have snow and ice accumulation and the additional weight can cause the gutters to pull away from the fascia board they are hung on. This is why cleaning and re-tightening is so critical both before winter and then again in the spring to prepare your home for the onslaught of heavy rain storms. Routine maintenance on your home can greatly reduce any unexpected costly repairs or replacements. We recommend a minimum of twice yearly gutter cleaning for standard open gutter. To make cleaning your gutters easier we offer a yearly service contract for 2-4 cleanings a year depending on your needs. H! OUCi s Th e b can ed! id avo Call today to inquire about gutter cleaning and annual maintenance. Exterior Specialists 571.297.6699 Without routine maintenance over time bad gutters will cause more damage! Swarmageddon! Metal Roof and Magicicada Energy Retro-Fits make HUGE Sense This summer we met the Lamson family originally from Iowa. They really know how to renovate for optimal energy efficiency. The family loves their 1950 split level ranch home and decided that every improvement they make to the home must be done with a strong sense of energy efficiency. So when it came time to replace the roof they knew who to call. We worked with Brian Lamson to design a new retro fitted roof deck that allows for maximum ventilation and incorporates an aluminum barrier that minimizes the suns heat penetration into the home. The new roof system is 20x1" double locked standing seam metal in a Champagne color from Peterson Aluminum. The roof is a "cool color" reducing heat transmission by up to 30%. Tech-deck Low E aluminum coated OSB sheathing was selected for the retro fit roof deck as it provides 1" of clear air flow from the vented drip edge and soffit area up to the roofs peak ridge vent. The aluminum underside of the sheathing doesn't let the heat of the sun penetrate into the homeâ€™s vaulted ceiling living spaces. Lamson also removed the drop ceiling in the home, upgraded to spray foam insulation and installed new vaulted ceilings for a much more usable open space. The new roofing system and insulation upgrades keep the home very cool even in the 100+ days in July while we were out there working on the job. These are the types of projects we enjoy collaborating with the homeowners on to provide optimal performance and long term cost saving solutions. Have a look for your self at: guttermanservices.com/roofing/metal-roofing September & October Have the Very Best Weather for Power Washing & Handyman Services With Fall right around the corner now is a great time to prepare your home for outdoor activities like BBQ's and graduation parties. Take a good look at your home...is the siding dull and dingy? Is your roof covered in black streaks? Is your brickwork slick with mildew? Let our skilled professionals power wash your home. Services include power washing of vinyl siding and trim coverings, gutters and all flat surfaces including brick work. We also can clean your roof! Call today to inquire about our reasonable rates. Average house rate is $400. YELP us out!! Today’s social networking pages like Facebook, Twitter and Angie’s List are a popular forum for consumers to submit their impressions on products and services. “Gutterman cleaned my gutters last summer and they noticed the ugly streaking on my roof. They offered to power wash & install zinc strips to prevent it from happening again. I couldn't believe how clean they got my roof, and so far no more streaking.” Bill P. Manassas, VA Gutterman has a great reputation and presence on Angie’s List…. So for those of you that Yelp – we need your help!! Of course we always enjoy receiving your personalized thank you cards, letters and phone calls….but why not spread the word to the community at large. It helps to Yelp! $50 OFF ANY $250 POWER WASHING JOB! * Not valid with any other offer. Prior sales excluded. Must be presented at time of estimate. * What Our Customers Say We love hearing from our clients- and who doesn't like a compliment? Below are just a few customer testimonials from recent jobs this winter. We would love to hear from you – email us at email@example.com. We used a Specialicious coupon for a gutter cleaning of our home. The coupon was for houses up to 3,000 square feet, for which we more or less qualified. We have old screens on the gutters and many trees and the gutters had not been cleaned in about a year. In recent months during downpours, we had noticed water flowing over the gutter that runs along the back of the house -- not a good sign. We were able to schedule the cleaning within a week of calling. Mauricio and Bayron arrived on time and were professional and thorough. Because of the screens, the work required extensive flushing of the gutters and clearing near the downspouts. All the refuse was taken away. This morning, during a constant rain, I heard a nice sound -- the metallic gurgling of water in the gutters. We hadn't heard this in a while. It was a sure sign that the cleaning had been done properly and conscientiously. Margo S, Manassas VA The workers were very professional and did a great job. They noticed that the gutters were incorrectly installed on the front fascia, because the drainage slope did not allow the water to flow to the outlets. In a short time, they flushed all of my gutters and sealed the corners that were leaking. The customer support was extremely courteous and provided the scheduling information and estimates. The price was reasonable for the amount of work performed. I’d highly recommend this provider to anyone needing gutter service. John W, Aldie VA I am very pleased with their service. They are always on top of when the gutters need to be cleaned and they always communicate ahead of time when they are coming. They are very organized. I am very pleased with how they run their business and do their job; I have never had any problems. Lynne D, Fairfax VA Roofing by Gutterman Services Michael Munley Is Heading to the Big Tracks! Some of you may know Michael Munley from past newsletters. We have been a sponsor of his for a few years now in the Bandelero car races. Not only does he excel in school (his Odyssey of the mind team went to the world finals) but Mike is skilled and most importantly FAST on the race track! Over the last 20 or so years Mike’s parents Bill and Judy Munley have been our clients, renovating several homes with us along the way. This is our 3rd year of sponsoring Mike’s efforts and who knows, perhaps someday we may be watching him race the Gutterman #1 car at the Daytona 500! We are all cheering for him at Gutterman and wish him the best with his end of season races. Go Mike Go! We’ve got you covered! We LOVE roofs and can tackle simple repairs to full home replacements. No roofing job is too big or too small for our skilled staff. Our largest project to date is the Sterling Clocktower Plaza metal roof renovation. This spring we became Carlisle® SynTec™ single-ply systems certified for all aspects of flat roofing. We’re proud of our CertainTeed® ShingleMaster™ designation, which very few NoVA roofing companies can claim. Exterior Specialists Call now for a free consultation & estimate! 571.297 .6699 Gutterman Services, Inc. 45888 Woodland Road Sterling, Virginia 20166 Address Service Requested Exterior Specialists PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID JumboPostcard.com 60084 Celebrating 27 Years Of Doing Business The Right Way! Gutterman Services is a family owned and operated business that has served clients in the DC Metro area since 1986. We are a full service Exterior Improvement company specializing in the installation and repair of Gutters, Siding, Trim, Windows, Doors and Roofing. Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing and Handyman Services are also available. ’07 ’08 2011 BBB A+ Rating 571.297.6699 GuttermanServices.com What do e-marketing and The Allman Brothers Band have in common? To paraphrase Greg Allman, “Nothing stays the same, the good times haven’t changed and I’ve had my fun...sometimes I feel...tied...to my iPhone...tied...to my iphone...oh lord I feel like I am dyin’...” Yes- in this day and age we do need to be tied to our iPhones because that’s where we get most of our information. I’m not saying I like it but it is one of the best ways to stay caught up on my favorite band’s information. I have learned that e-marketing is effective marketing. I know that I need to stay tied to my smart phone to get the latest greatest of almost everything... so please check out our new mobile website where you can OPT IN for the latest and greatest of everything at Gutterman. You will help save a few trees and a few cents so we can stop printing all these newsletters. In the coming months our new mobile website will let you chat with us, check on your jobs and even schedule gutter cleaning, power washing and make a payment. “...sometimes I feel...sometimes I feel...like I have been tied to the whippin’ post...oh lord I feel like I’m dyin’...” Greg Allman-Whipping Post 2013 Peach Festival Scranton PA...I would have missed it without my smart phone! Chris Pauly, President firstname.lastname@example.org