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Rookie Gutter Installation Mistakes to Look Out For

Gutter Installation Mistakes

As another line of defense for your home, it’s important that your gutters are properly installed onto your home. After all, if the gutters aren’t properly attached to your home, you’ll leave yourself vulnerable to water damage in the long run. With that in mind, it’s best that you rely on a professional when it comes to your gutter installation needs. However, there’s no perfect gutter installer and as such, mistakes can happen and as the homeowner, it’s your responsibility to be on the lookout for these mistakes. 

Gutter Installation Mistakes

Here are the rookie gutter installation mistakes that you need to look out for.

Incorrectly Calculating the Pitch

From the ground level, gutters may seem like they’re perfectly level. However, this isn’t actually the case; in fact, gutters actually have a slight pitch to allow water to flow to the downspouts and make sweeping debris away much easier. Unfortunately, one of the common mistakes that may occur when installing a gutter is that its pitch is incorrectly calculated, preventing it from working as well as it should. With that in mind, be sure that you’re only enlisting the services of expert gutter installers so the gutter system will be installed properly.

Improperly Spacing the Mounting System

Whether you’re installing the standard gutter system or seamless gutters, it’ll be attached to your home with a mounting system or different hanger types. For your gutters to be properly installed, these hangers must be properly spaced or the system will lack the support it needs to remain on your roof, resulting in it sagging and ripping itself away from your home. Therefore, when you’re having a new gutter installed in your home, don’t hesitate to check if the hangers are properly spaced before the gutters themselves are installed. 

Picking the Wrong Gutter Type

You have a wide variety of options when it comes to gutter materials, sizes and styles and according to professionals, each option has their own advantages and drawbacks. With that in mind, it’s highly recommended that you pick the best gutter system for your home as choosing the wrong one could result in major problems in the long run. If needed, you can always consult a gutter specialist for their advice and assistance.

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