Gutter installation shouldn’t be a difficult project for homeowners. However, hiring an experienced professional is key to ensuring correct installation and excellent results. To that end, it helps to have a basic understanding of gutter installation best practices. This will help you determine whether the gutter installer is qualified for the job.
In this post, market leaders in energy-efficient doors and windows, Universal Roofing & Exteriors list some of the gutter installation best practices:
Use a Material Checklist for Every Job
Every installation job involves a comprehensive list of materials. This way, they can begin work immediately once they arrive at your home. It is also to avoid unnecessary delays that can cost you further time and money.
Standard gutter sections come in 10-foot pieces. To speed up the installation process, they pre-assemble sections on the ground before taking them up to roof level. This helps make sure that every segment is properly fastened, something that’s a lot more difficult to do when standing on the roof’s edge.
Perform Safety Checks
It’s a standard practice to use safety harnesses when performing roofing installations. A gutter and windows installation expert makes sure that installers use safety equipment, safety gear and gloves. They also make sure they routinely check critical equipment such as ladders, tin snips and various other tools.
Always Mind the Measurements
Gutter installation requires precise measurements, which is why, during installation, they measure and remeasure gutter lengths, the distance between fasteners and the gutter slope. A slight miscalculation of the slope can result in overflowing gutters or standing water in the gutter troughs.
Clean Up Thoroughly
A professional contractor will always clean up any construction debris after they’re done installing your gutters. They make it a point to clean up thoroughly after every job.
At Universal Roofing & Exteriors, we provide a number of different services that can help you enhance the exterior of your home, including gutter installation services. If your home’s gutter system is falling apart, if it doesn’t have any sort of gutter system, we can help you manage all aspects of the replacement or installation process.
When you are searching for a roofing contractor that installs high-quality gutters and energy-efficient windows and doors, trust the experts at Universal Roofing & Exteriors. Contact us today at (317) 257-0779 to schedule a no-obligation, on-site consultation, or use our convenient online request form. We serve clients in Indianapolis, IN.