DIY gutter installation seems easy on paper, but many untrained homeowners have found out the hard way that the work is anything but. Like most home improvement projects, gutter installation will need the expertise of a professional to ensure you get the best results. All American Roofing, the area’s trusted roofing company, explains why here.
1. They can ensure proper gutter placement. Your gutters keep your home safe and damage-free by channeling rainwater away. And because they’ll be handling a significant amount of water during heavy rainfall, your gutters have to be attached firmly along your roof. DIY gutter installers assume this means attaching them right on the roofline. A professional, on the other hand, would place the gutters a few inches lower. This prevents rainwater from pulling back up on the underside of the roof and causing leaks.
2. They can accurately calculate the gutter pitch. Gutters look like they’re parallel to the roofline when viewed from the ground. But the truth is they’re installed at a slight incline. This way, rainwater can flow smoothly down the system and out the downspout. Precise measurements are required when it comes to gutter installation. For this reason, you’ll want to leave the job to a premier roofing contractor like All American Roofing. By making accurate measurements on gutter pitch, we can make sure there are no draining issues down the line, preventing water from finding its way to your interiors, roofing or foundation.
3. They take hanger spacing into account. Much of this will depend on the predominant climate in your area. In warm regions with sporadic bursts of rain, the hangers should be placed closer to the middle of the gutters. In areas that are more prone to rainstorms, the hangers need to be spaced about 18 inches apart so the gutters can handle a larger amount of water for longer.
When it comes to exceptional roofing and gutter installation, look no further than All American Roofing. We’ll make sure the work is done perfectly right the first time. We serve Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Arrow, OK, plus the nearby areas. Call us today at (405) 787-0400 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.