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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Interest in maintenance reduction through debris filtering has grown more popular in recent years, along with an aging population of homeowners.

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Q. What if I only need to repair or replace a section of my gutter?

A. Do-it-yourselfers should only attempt gutter installation with the proper safety equipment and must be comfortable on a ladder. Also make sure to be extremely aware of contact with power lines.