The first thing we do when installing a new gutter system on a home is measure the existing structure. We will begin by measuring the gutters that run along the edge of the roofing horizontally. These measurements will give us an idea of what we will be purchasing for the project. Most gutters are either 5 inches or 6 inches wide.
Next, we will measure the vertical gutters that are attached to the siding so the new gutters match the length of the home. Using the leveler is important with gutter installation because we need to know which direction the water will flow in. If the line of horizontal gutters installed is not running to the downspout, the gutters will become too heavy with wet, organic debris and eventually tear down the brackets that hold them in place.
This could be damaging to both the siding and roofing of the home. If the length of the gutters exceeds 35 feet, we will have to install multiple downspouts to prevent overflowing as well. Finally, we will remove fasteners to take the old downspouts and gutters off to replace them with the new materials.
Although the gutters on a home may not be the most decorative aspect, they perform one of the most important functions of all. At LIME Painting, we will equip you to handle the most unlikely cases of home improvement effectively.