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4 Common Gutter Installation Mistakes

By October 3, 2016October 18th, 2023No Comments

Gutter installation is complex work. Mistakes usually result in a number of issues, not to mention additional expenses. To avoid these hassles, homeowners should learn which mistakes to keep an eye out for when hiring a contractor to install new gutters. Gutter Helmet® of Greater Denver, a provider of quality gutter covers in Englewood, Colorado, shares four of these common errors.

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1. Installing gutters in the wrong place. Hanging new gutters on the roof’s edge seems like the most obvious thing to do. The truth is, gutters should be hung a few inches below your roofline. This way, rainwater won’t leak to the back edges and will flow naturally into the gutters.

2. Pitching gutters improperly. Your gutters should slope slightly toward your downspout, about two inches every 40 linear feet. This ensures that your system will funnel water downhill, not cascade over the sides.

3. Gutter seams. These are the most vulnerable part of your system. With multiple seams, your gutters run the risk of leaks. When these seams fail, they can leave your home susceptible to extensive water damage.

4. Adding the wrong type of gutter protection over the system. Many homeowners choose a gutter protection system to prevent clogging. There are a variety of types available, including screens, wire mesh and foam. Each of these systems cause additional challenges and are often a waste of money.

For long-lasting protection and performance against clogs and weather damage, turn to Gutter Helmet of Greater Denver. We carry the leading brand of gutter covers in Englewood, Colorado : Gutter Helmet®. Our product comes with a patented nose-forward design that allows for a smoother flow of water through the system. At the same time, it can prevent leaves and other debris from settling inside.

Gutter Helmet eliminates the potential for congestion while letting you avoid the costs of regular gutter cleaning. With its durable construction and ribbed surface to boost water surface tension and tensile strength, it can withstand the toughest weather conditions.

Gutter installation will require a pro for a safer and smoother process. To make the most of your new system’s service life, turn to us for a Gutter Helmet gutter cover installation. We’ll help you maintain a dry and damage-free home with these quality products. Call Gutter Helmet of Greater Denver today at (800) 824-3772 to learn more.