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Your gutters might look straight when you look at them but they actually need to have a slight incline. This incline, also known as the gutter pitch, causes rain to flow safely in your gutters and into your downspouts. Today, we will talk about the importance of properly pitched gutters:

The Importance of Properly Pitched Gutters

Why Properly Pitched Gutters Are Important

The correct pitch and slope for your gutters will depend on your home’s structure and the size and length of your gutter system. We can, however, give some general guidelines. Many gutter installers make certain that gutters slope at least half an inch for every 10 feet. This slope has to be in the direction of the nearest downspout. For gutter runs that are longer than 40 feet, gutter installers usually pitch the gutters down from the middle towards downspouts at each end of the home. They also sometimes slope the gutters down from each end towards a single downspout in the middle.

Why Hiring a Qualified Gutter Installer Is Important

It’s important to work with a qualified gutter installer when you get new gutters for your home. A professional has the knowledge and experience to make sure that your new gutter system is pitched properly. You’ll avoid the many problems caused by improperly pitched gutters. Gutters with an incline that’s too shallow will have standing water, while gutters with an incline that’s too steep will have problems handling large amounts of water.

How We Can Help You

Chattahoochee Gutter Co. can help you with all of your gutter needs. We’ve installed high-quality gutter systems for local homeowners since 1973. Our decades of experience mean that we can install gutters on practically any kind of home. We offer both aluminum and copper seamless gutters. We can also clean your gutters for a reasonable fee.

Lastly, we are an authorized dealer of the country’s top gutter protection system: Gutter Helmet®. This product will effectively protect your gutters from clogs and make them easier to maintain. It can save you a lot of time cleaning and clearing your gutters. Call us at (866) 882-5641 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote. We serve Salem, Alabama, and many other areas.