You might think that replacing your old gutters is easy enough to do on your own. However, you won’t guarantee a successful installation. It’s usually better and more cost-effective to get your gutters replaced by a roof repair and replacement professional, especially one who’s trusted in the community, such as Expert Contracting.
With our experience in the roofing industry, we won’t commit any rookie mistakes, including:
Improper Gutter Placement
Only experienced roofing installers know how to make sure your gutter is placed just a few inches under the edge of your roof. This is because water runoff can damage the edges if the proper gutter placement isn’t followed. It also drips off at the edge of roofs and how it can be pulled back up on the underside.
As a trusted gutter and roof replacement contractor, we also know how the water will drip out a few inches underneath your roof’s edge, which can slowly damage your fascia board and siding over time. To remedy this, we install a drip edge under the first course of shingles. The water runoff will then be forced to flow freely from the roof edge down into the gutters!
Incorrect Pitch/Slope Calculation
Did you know that your gutters aren’t pitched evenly? It may look even from a distance, but your gutters are placed at a very slight angle. Gutters are pitched slightly (about one to two inches of decline for every forty feet of length), which is needed to direct water runoff towards the downspouts. While you won’t see the angle unless you look at it closely, it’s needed to prevent debris from clogging your gutters. Water runoff also flows more freely to the downspouts without getting overwhelmed.
As one of the best roofing companies in the area, Expert Contracting is one of the most trusted names in the area! Call us today at (716) 572-7303 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form. We serve customers in West Seneca and the surrounding NY areas.