Installing new gutters is not a job you should do on your own. It might seem straightforward, but it requires the utmost skill and expertise to ensure their long-term functionality and performance. When you hire one of the top asphalt roofing companies in the area, you can expect its trained crew to observe some of the gutter installation best practices such as the following:
Taking Accurate Measurements
Gutters should always fit the roofline. That’s why the pros take measure the roof edge to get the exact measurements. Doing so also allows them to provide a more accurate estimate that details the material and labor costs.
Pitching the Gutters Correctly
You might think that the gutters you see from the curb are level with the roofline, but that is not the case. In fact, they are pitched slightly to ensure rainwater runoff reaches the starting point of the downspout. Roof replacement pros adhere to the rule of sloping the gutters about a fourth of an inch for every 10 feet of gutter.
Ensuring Proper Gutter Hanger Spacing
Professional gutter installers also make sure the hangers attaching the new gutters to the fascia board are spaced properly. The type of hangers that will be used for the home improvement project and the distance between each one will be based on the size of the gutters and the volume of rainfall they are expected to handle.
Applying the Sealant Properly
The sealant is applied at the seams to ensure no water leaks out of the gutters during a heavy downpour. Expect the roofers to use it liberally during the installation. Of course, they make sure the gutters are dry before it is applied for proper and firm adhesion.
At ExteriorPros, our team of professional gutter installers provides comprehensive solutions, including repair, replacement and installation of seamless gutters. Give us a call at (301) 632-5111 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate today.