A correctly installed gutter system can ensure your home remains safe from unwanted water damage. However, mistakes during the actual installation process result in the opposite, leaving your home more vulnerable to moisture. This is the exact reason you should leave gutter installation to the professionals.
In today’s article, NorthWest Construction, the leading siding and bathroom remodeling contractor in our local area, explains why gutter installation isn’t a job for amateurs.
- Slope calculation requires technical skills. Proper slope calculation is a crucial step to ensure a successful gutter installation. Gutters must have a slight incline to direct the flow of water into the downspouts smoothly. Miscalculating the slope can lead to a derailed water flow, putting both your structural integrity and curb appeal at risk. A professional gutter installer knows how to accurately calculate the slope of the gutter system using the necessary tools.
- Gutters need proper placement. Some mistakenly believe that gutters have to be placed right on the roofline. This is wrong — placing gutters right on the roofline will cause rainwater to run behind the gutters because they are too high, potentially damaging the fascia boards in the process. An expert gutter and siding installer will not make this mistake during gutter placement and will place the gutters a few inches lower than the roof.
- Hanger spacing is also a crucial aspect. Proper hanger spacing depends on your local climate. For instance, those living in areas with frequent rains require a hanger spacing arrangement that allows the gutters to carry more weight. A professional gutter installer has sufficient experience to make the right calls when it comes to spacing your hanger gutters.
For quality gutter and bathroom remodeling services, let NorthWest Construction handle them for you. We are the most trusted exterior professionals in the region. Contact us today at (313) 277-7676 or complete our contact form to schedule a FREE consultation. We serve homeowners in Farmington Hills, Livonia, Canton, MI, and other nearby areas.