Seamless half-round gutters for a lakeside residence
BY SHARON THATCHER
Located in the great Northwoods of Wisconsin, this four-season lakeside home in northern Wisconsin is one of many that AA Seamless LLC of Athens, Wisconsin, has helped to protect from the elements. The job called for 184′ of half-round seamless aluminum gutter (roll stock provided by Lynch Aluminum MFG Co.) in the increasingly popular color of black. The two-story home is topped with double-lock standing seam roofing.
The longest section of seamless gutter for this project was 60′ along an open porch with two-step fascia. The gutter is supported by complementing half-round cradle hangers for maximum strength and beauty. The project was finished off with 4″ round downspouts to fully capture the classic half-round look.
A KWM Gutterman half-round portable gutter roll former was used for the job. Other tools of choice included Malco Products hand tools and Milwaukee® Tool battery-operated hand tools.
AA Seamless, with offices in both Athens and Rhinelander, Wisconsin, has been in business since 2007 and has grown from one truck to five (Ford F-350 diesel crew cabs), and from one portable roller former to five (New Tech Machinery 5″/6″ Combos and a KWM Gutterman half-round). Roll formers are each transported in Featherlite trailers that have been customized with company-developed custom hoists to load and unload the heavy coil rolls used to form the products.
Headquartered in the rural community of Athens (with a population just over 1,000), the proliferation of business in the Northwoods tourism area prompted AA Seamless to add a branch office 70 miles northeast in Rhinelander in 2019.
During their busiest months, the company has completed up to 36 quotes in a single day. Their clientele includes commercial, residential, agricultural, and municipal customers. For this particular half-round job, they worked in concert with Waldmann Construction Inc. from nearby St. Germain, Wisconsin.
(As a side note, the longest seamless gutter AA Seamless has ever rolled and installed was almost 200′ in total length, installed on a freestall barn.)
Waldmann Construction Inc.,
St. Germain, Wisconsin
GUTTER FORMING AND INSTALLATION:
AA Seamless LLC, Athens, Wisconsin
184′ of black half-round seamless
aluminum gutters, hand-cut corners
Lynch Aluminum MFG Co.
KWM Gutterman portable half-round gutter machine