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5 Gutter Installation Best Practices
5 Gutter Installation Best Practices
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    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


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5 Gutter Installation Best Practices

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: 

Gutter Installation

  1. 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. 

  1. Pre-Assemble Sections

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. 

  1. 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. 

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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    No matter what kind of Indianapolis roofing project you need done, we at Universal Roofing & Exteriors can help you to achieve it. Whether you want your roof to be repaired or to be replaced completely, we can do it for you. We can send a contractor to examine your existing roof and let you know what needs to be done. Once their assessment is complete, they can give you various options on how to proceed. Once the roofing project gets started, our assigned contractor will make sure that it gets completed as efficiently and quickly as possible.


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