As a homeowner, you may not think about your gutters often. However, along with your roofing, gutters play a vital role in protecting your home from water damage. That’s why it’s important to make sure they’re installed properly by a team of professionals who follow these gutter installation best practices:
1. Joining Gutter Sections on the Ground First
Professional gutter installation involves joining the sections on the ground before having them placed along the roofline. This will make the installation process much easier, and it will help ensure that your gutters are installed properly.
2. Following the Gutter Sloping Rule
Gutters along the roofline may look straight when seen from the ground, but they are actually slightly sloped. Professional installers, in fact, make sure that for every 10 feet of gutter, there is a ¼” slope or pitch. This helps water runoff flow properly through your gutters and toward the downspouts, which helps to prevent water overflowing that can lead to water damage.
3. Drying the Gutters Before Applying Sealant
Applying sealant helps keep the gutters from leaking water runoff out of the seams and joints. Before doing so, professionals make sure that the gutters are completely dry for proper adhesion.
4. Using Pre-Painted Screws for Downspout Installation
Another gutter installation best practice involves choosing pre-painted screws for the downspouts. This is to make sure that the gutters match your home’s exterior and give it a neat and finished look.
5. Cleaning Up After the Job Is Done
Once everything’s installed, the only thing left to do is to take care of any debris outside your home. You know you hired the right gutter installers if they perform the cleanup before calling it a day.
Patriot Roofing LLC specializes in roof repair and replacement, but we’re experts in gutter installation as well, and we can help you get the job done quickly and efficiently. Call (405) 217-0473 today to schedule your free consultation.