Gutters are designed to protect your roof, siding and the rest of your home against water damage. If it’s not functioning properly, water runoff could back up onto your roof or spill near your basement or home’s foundation. That said, a correctly installed gutter system is vital in prolonging your roof’s lifespan and maintaining the integrity of your house.
Here are three ways to ensure a successful gutter installation.
1. Proper Sizing
Gutters must have the correct size to ensure an efficient flow of water. Oversized gutters won’t be able to drain properly, allowing standing water to remain in troughs, which could lead to corrosion or ice dams. Undersized gutters, on the other hand, can cause water to spill on your siding or the ground during rain.
2. Proper Pitch
Although gutters may appear parallel to the rooftop, they are slightly pitched or sloped toward the downspouts. This sloping ensures good drainage and prevents stagnant water in the gutters. The trough length, gutter profile and the number of downspouts are some variables that determine the correct pitch.
3. A Reputable Team
A good roofing contractor will make sure your gutters are installed correctly because they know that poor installation is one of the main reasons gutters fail prematurely. That said, faulty installation can be avoided if you work with a professional who is skilled, experienced and knowledgeable.
While gutter installation is a popular project among home DIY enthusiasts, it’s still best to hire an expert to do the job. This way, you can be sure your new gutters will have the correct size and pitch and they’ll meet the requirements for your home.
For quality roof repair and gutter installation services, choose Quality One Roofing Inc. Our crew of experienced roofing professionals can tackle any size of commercial or residential project. To schedule an appointment, call us at (888) 301-7663, or fill out our contact form.