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4 Top Gutter Installation Mistakes You Need to Be Aware Of

By June 5, 2017October 18th, 2023No Comments

Gutter installation may seem straightforward, but it’s actually a complex job. Even the simplest mistakes can lead to several issues, not to mention additional costs. For that reason, it’s best to rely on a professional like Chattahoochee Gutter Company to deal with your gutter needs. As the top gutter guard installer, we make sure to avoid the following four installation mistakes:

  1. Incorrect Pitch. While your gutters may appear even, they need a slight slope to effectively direct water to the downspouts. There should be one to two inches of decline for every 40 feet of length so water will not spill over the sides.

  2. Installing the Gutters in the Wrong Location. One common mistake made when installing gutters is hanging them right at the edge of the roof. In reality, gutters have to be installed a few inches under the edge of the roof. This way, rainwater flows naturally to your gutters instead of going to the back edges.

  3. Poorly Maintained Seams. The seams of welded gutters can break over time, making your home susceptible to water damage. It’s important to inspect and maintain your gutters regularly to keep chronic leaks from occurring. If your old gutters have too many seams, consider replacing them with a seamless type. It offers superior performance and minimizes the potential for leaks.

  4. Installing an Unreliable Gutter Protection System. Many homeowners opt for a gutter protection system to prevent clogging. However, ordinary types such as screens and wire mesh have inefficient designs which allows debris to enter and congest the system. That’s why at Chattahoochee Gutter Company, we recommend Gutter Helmet®. Its unique nose-forward design effectively keeps debris out of gutters to ensure an unimpeded water flow.

As the premier gutter guard installer, you can rely on us to deliver a flawless gutter installation for your home. We can also supplement your new gutters with our industry-leading Gutter Helmet system to ensure lasting performance. Call us today at (866) 882-5641 to learn more about our services. We serve Salem and various communities in Alabama.