The Steps Involved in a Gutter Installation Process
Gutters play a crucial role in collecting rainwater from your roof and directing it towards the downspouts and away from your home. Damaged, clogged, or poorly installed gutters can cause severe property damage. When rainwater is not directed away from your home, it can affect your home’s roof, siding, and even foundation. So, if you want to avoid all this, then make sure your gutters are installed right the first time. Obviously, you need to hire a professional gutter installer for the task. Here’s what to expect from your contractor.
The first step of the process is measuring the perimeter and height of your home. This will give your contractors a good idea about how much material they may need to build the gutters. Once they have this information, they can offer you an accurate estimate.
Most contractors can make the gutters on site. Using a roll forming machine and aluminum, copper, or steel coils (depending on your preferences), they can make sections of your gutters, downspouts, and mutters. Depending on the type of roll forming machine they use, you may be able to choose the shape and pattern of your gutters.
The next step of the process is to attach each one-piece seamless length of gutter to your home. It is very important to make sure that your gutter installer won’t compromise the integrity of your roof while installing your gutters. In order to protect your roof from foot traffic, your contractors should attach the gutters using a ladder. The gutters must be fastened properly to the fascia boards in order not to sag over time.
A very important aspect of gutter installation is setting the right pitch. Your gutter installer must make sure that the pitch of each gutter is carefully measured and adjusted so that water can flow smoothly.
If you’re looking for a contractor who can do all this for you, then hire no other than Dakota Gutters. We have many years of experience and numerous satisfied clients in Waxahachie, TX. Call us at (972) 938-0000 if you’re interested in our services.