You might be tempted to DIY your gutter installation project, but the truth is, this project involves different forms of danger that can lead to serious injury, compromised structural integrity of your property and/or lost insurance compensation
Committing any of the mistakes below completely could botch the job.
- Picking the Wrong Product
The market has no shortage of options, but choice can translate into confusion. Sometimes, the number of products is so overwhelming it can be hard to determine the real differences between gutter styles. If you fail to choose the most suitable system for your property, your new gutters may underperform and ruin curb appeal.
- Miscalculating the Pitch
It is not a secret that an inadequately pitched gutter system is a common reason for roof repair. The water will not flow efficiently and drain without the help of gravity, after all. There is math to calculating the gutter pitch, and it can be too complicated to the average do-it-yourselfer.
- Improperly Positioning the Gutters
Do you know exactly where to install your gutters? If you are not 100% positive and correct, your work could accelerate the deterioration of the fascia board and the siding because of water leakage.
- Incorrectly Mounting the Gutters
Any experienced providers of exterior services will say that you can’t install hangers with reckless abandon. If you do so, your gutters may lack the necessary support to remain stable during heavy downpours and snowfalls.
The above dangers do not even include the perils of installing bulky fixtures from a height. In the end, it’s best to leave gutter installation to experts like BSR, not just for your safety, but for truly quality work that will endure for years. Call us at (607) 229-1280 to set your project in motion and receive a free estimate in Ithaca, NY.