Your gutters direct water away from your home’s foundation, protecting the structure from water-related damage. It’s important to note that gutter systems are only as good as their installation. Unless it is pitched or sized correctly, the gutter won’t be able to drain water efficiently.
Keep reading to learn about some essential factors that contribute to a successful gutter installation.
Right Gutter Size
Finding the right size is critical because your gutters must be large enough to handle all the stormwater runoff from your roof. If the gutters are too small, they might get clogged easily during heavy downpours, causing extensive water damage to the gutters, roof and other parts of your home. To determine the appropriate gutter size, you must consider the size and pitch of your roof and the amount of rainfall in your area.
The slope must be directed toward the nearest downspout. If there is insufficient slope, water will pool in the gutters, causing leaks, overflows and water damage. Pooling can occur even in gutters that are clear of debris. On the other hand, a sharp downward angle can reduce the amount of water the system can handle.
A Reliable Contractor
Professional gutter installers customize seamless gutters onsite to ensure a perfect fit. They ensure they have the necessary tools and equipment, such as harnesses and ladders, to complete the installation safely. An experienced gutter contractor can also identify potential problems that homeowners might overlook. For example, if your fascia boards are rotting or your shingles are coming loose, skilled workers will be able to spot those issues and recommend fixing them first. They may also suggest improvements to your drainage system to help prevent gutter clogging and flooding in your yard.
Patriot Gutters LLC has extensive knowledge and experience in installing gutters. Call us at (405) 701-0909 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.