When a quick repair isn’t the solution, you may realize that you need a full gutter installation. Your installation process will depend on the type of gutter you chose. There are two options. Sectional gutters are less expensive and easier for a homeowner to install on their own. They also are more prone to leaks and have a shorter lifespan. Seamless gutters are more costly, have a longer lifespan and involve a quicker install.
To learn more about our gutter installation services, read on about each of the following:
Sectional Gutter Installation
Most people doing their own gutter installation will install sectional gutters. Sectional gutter installations take a longer time, and will require more parts. With sectional gutters you will need tools like a caulk gun, crimping tools, drill and screws and other items. It is best to assemble your sectional gutter on the ground before attaching it to your eaves. Because sectional gutters are installed piece by piece you can install it at your own pace. Sectional gutter installations are more affordable than seamless gutters, making sectional gutters still a highly chosen gutter system.
Seamless Gutter Installation
Seamless gutter installation much faster than a sectional gutter installation. It also requires less tools. When installing a seamless gutter, the gutter will be shaped and cut right at your home or business, giving you a perfect fit for your place. Installers will measure the area then send the material of choice through a gutter-cutting machine. It will pop out your gutter and it will be quickly installed to your fascia and roof. Professionals that have the tools needed best handle seamless gutter installation. If determined to do the seamless gutters yourself, you will need to either buy, or rent, the machine that cuts the gutters, which can add greatly to your costs.
Getting the gutters installed on your eaves is just one step in gutter installation. The installation of the downspouts plays an important role in bringing the water to ground level and having it drain properly. You want your downspouts at the edges of your home or business when possible. You want the downspout to slope away from house, keeping water away from the foundation. If your downspout ends right at the ground level, you will be compromising the strength and lifespan of your foundation. Attach a side or front elbow to the downspouts bottom to help divert water away from the home or business.
Gutter guards are becoming a popular addition to gutter installation. There are many options to consider for gutter guards, and they can be installed professionally, or by the DIY-er. When installing gutter guards you want to be precise in your fit. If they don’t fit and adhere correctly to the gutter, they will not serve their purpose. You can find snap of gutter guards that will fit the standard size gutters. Custom options will cost more and need a professional installation.