7 Best Practices for Gutter Installation: How the Pros Do It

Proper gutter installation reduces product waste and ensures that the entire system is functioning properly. To guarantee quality workmanship, gutter professionals follow these seven principles when installing gutter systems.  

7 Best Practices for Gutter Installation: How the Pros Do It

1. Prepare All Essential Materials

Professionals write down all the materials, tools and equipment needed for the project. They prepare these things before arriving at your property so that they can perform the task properly and efficiently. Gutter installers also ensure they have the right amount of materials to avoid waste and finish the job on time.

2. Assemble Everything on the Ground

Gutter installation is started by assembling the different gutter sections on the ground. Then, experts lift the assembled gutter to be fastened to the sides of your home along the roof edge. This is easier than carrying gutter parts while climbing the ladder and then installing them piece by piece.

3. Cut Out the Downspout Outlet

Cutting out the downspout outlets will eliminate seams, giving your gutter system a more finished look.

4. Ensure the Gutter Is Angled Correctly

Gutters must be sloped toward the downspout at a ¼-inch angle for every 10 feet of the gutter system. This slight angle will help water drain more easily toward the downspout.

5. Apply the Sealant Properly

Experts apply a generous amount of sealant on the inside of the gutters. They make sure the gutters are dry and don’t have any condensation before sealant application.

6. Use the Right Tools

Crimpers and snippets can make it easier and faster to cut and install gutters. Experts invest in high-quality tools like these so that they can ensure polished results.

7. Clean Up After the Installation

Professionals clean up the work area after they’re done with the installation. They remove all debris and fragments to ensure your property is safe and clean when they leave. You will likely find extra fees for cleanup in their written estimate. If post-installation cleaning is not included there, make sure to ask about it.

Whether you need professionals for gutter installation or roof maintenance, you can count on Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. to deliver quality workmanship. Call us at (541) 772-1945, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Medford, Oregon.

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