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The Best Way to Avoid Common Gutter Installation Mistakes

By August 5, 2016October 18th, 2023No Comments

Your gutter system has a single purpose: to direct water to your downspouts, protecting your home from water damage. Unfortunately, improper gutter installation can compromise its performance and put your home at risk.



Here Gutter Helmet® of St. Louis, Mid-Missouri and Kansas City explains how to avoid some common gutter installation mistakes. We’ll also talk about our Gutter Helmet gutter protection system.

Avoiding Common Gutter Installation Mistakes

A common gutter installation mistake is not choosing the right gutters for the job. Each size, material, style and gauge of gutters serves a different purpose. Instead of trying to figure it out by yourself, we recommend contacting someone who knows how to install gutters in Granite City, Illinois. A gutter installation professional can evaluate your home and choose the best gutters for your needs.

Another mistake is incorrect pitch. When installing your gutters, they need to have a slight pitch that causes water to flow towards your downspouts. Failure to do so leads to standing water in your gutters. The system also needs to hang in the right location, which is a few inches under the edge of your roof. This prevents your fascia from deteriorating. Your gutter system also needs correct hanger spacing to prevent sagging gutters. Hiring a pro means you won’t have to worry about any of these.

Protecting Your Gutters

Once a company that knows how to install gutters Granite City, Illinois, finishes installing your gutters, it’s important to add extra protection. We can install our Gutter Helmet gutter protection system on your home. Gutter Helmet protects your gutters from gutter clogs and ensures that they will function under punishing weather. It works through surface tension. Gutter Helmet’s nose-forward design directs water directly into your gutters and blocks leaves and debris from entering.

In addition, we install Gutter Helmet over reinforced heavy-gauge brackets. These brackets strengthen and support your gutters, allowing them to withstand heavier loads. In fact, with our system, your gutters can support up to 22 inches of rain per hour. That’s double the highest recorded rainfall in the country. Gutter Helmet also features a PermaLife™ high-performance coating that can resist the effects of acid rain and salt water. This coating won’t crack, fade, chalk, peel or chip.

Hiring a professional for your gutter installation will save you time, effort and stress. Complement your perfectly installed gutters with our gutter protection system. Gutter Helmet will reduce your gutters maintenance requirements and protect your home from the dangers of gutter clogs. Call us at (800) 824-3772 to learn more about installing gutters. You can also request a free quote.