Installing Gutters

Professional gutter installers can easily handle the more complex rooflines of some homes.

The pitch of your roof, the number of cut-outs you have, (gables, dormers, and perpendicular roof lines), and the type of material covering your roof, all affect the selection of gutters for your home. An experienced do-it-yourselfer may be able to install gutters and slope them correctly to downspouts when they are going on a ranch style house with two or three straight runs of guttering.

However, it is wise to consult a contractor if your house roofline is more complex, or if you have tiles or shakes covering your roof. Also, only a contractor can install seamless gutters, not sectional gutters pieces which are vulnerable to leaking at the seams.

 

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Facts

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms...

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. Contrary to popular opinion, gutters do not cause ice dams.

FAQ's

Q. Can I paint my gutters?

A. Yes, but it is not recommended, for it will void any paint finish warrantees, and will shorten the life of the gutters as paint will more easily peel and chip away from the aluminum.