Four Things to Consider when Updating Your Gutters
Gutters protect your foundation by collecting rainwater and channeling it away from the home. To keep your gutters working properly, follow these simple gutter installation and maintenance tips.
- Buy the right equipment. To be effective, gutters must be the right size for your home. Use a gutter-sizing calculator to figure out what size gutters you need.
- Angle gutters properly. Gutters must be angled slightly to carry water to the downspout. Position your downspouts first, then use a chalk line to align your gutters. Seal all gutter pieces tightly and use a jug of water to check for leaks.
- Inspect gutters regularly. Inspect your gutters on a regular basis to ensure that they are free of damage and debris. Clean out your gutters during inspection and perform any necessary gutter repair.
- Call a professional if necessary. If you aren’t sure how to install or maintain your own gutters, or if you find a problem that requires expert attention, contact a professional who specializes in gutter and roof repair to help you resolve the issue.
Avoid Emergency Roof or Gutter Repairs by contacting a Professional
Rather than handle and troubleshoot your gutter work yourself, contact the expert Bay Area roofing team at 510-590-8570, or fill out our online contact form here on our website. Here at Ben’s Roofing we strive for efficient, quality work that will protect your most important property investment.