Replacing your gutters is no easy task. While it’s possible to DIY, it’s dangerous, and the risk of accidents and installing it incorrectly is very high. A gutter installation job requires the use of the right tools and the right skillset to carry out the job properly. Don’t try to DIY if you have no experience as you might cause more damage in the long run. You’re better off having a professional gutter installer do it to ensure everything is done properly.
Here’s the importance of hiring a professional gutter installer to determine your gutter’s pitch, placement and hanger spacing.
Gutters come in different types, sizes and materials, which can be confusing for owners. Gutter professionals will choose the right gutter for your home and for your budget. Not only that, but they can also fill you in on why they chose the gutters and explain the proper size, style and material that fit your home.
The most popular gutter materials on the market today are steel, aluminum, copper, vinyl and zinc. Most gutters are five to six inches wide and come in shapes, such as “half-rounded” and “K-Style”. To know which ones are the best for your home, be sure to consult your gutter and roofing specialists.
They Precisely Calculate the Roof Slope
Your roof’s slope is important to maximize your gutter’s performance. Some of your shingles may be too long, which results in water overshooting your gutters which will render them ineffective. Also, your gutters may appear parallel to the roofline when they’re actually supposed to be tilted. This in turn allows water to flow properly to your gutters. For an effective gutter draining, they should be pitched around a quarter of an inch per 10 feet. If properly installed, the water will reach your downspouts properly.
They Ensure Proper Gutter Placement and Hanger Spacing
Most homeowners think that gutters should be installed directly on the roofline. This misconception can cause problems as the rainwater could leak through the roof’s underside. A proper gutter installer would install it a few inches lower than your roof.
Hanger spacing is also important depending on your climate. Your hangers should be able to withstand rainwater. The gutters should also have a distance not exceeding 18 inches between them and no more than 36 inches apart from the center.
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