Water stains on your home’s exterior, cracks in the foundation and even interior wood rot—these are just some of the warning signs of failing gutters. When you’ve already noticed extensive damage to your current system, why not install a new one? After all, a properly functioning gutter system goes a long way to preventing water damage to your home. But this is a big project, and if you’re planning on taking the DIY route, you’ll want to avoid a few mistakes. Your professional roof repair company, UHQ Construction, shares some of them
- Choosing the Wrong Size and Gauge. Gutters come in many different options. You’ll want to make sure your choice suits your needs, so keep the size of your new gutters in mind. Standard systems come in 5-inch size, which is good enough, but just to be safe, you might want a 6-inch oversized system to better handle water runoff.
- Mistaking the Gauge of your New Gutters. The gauge of your gutters is important, as well. While they are available in 26-gauge, going for the 32-guage option ensures that your new system can stand up to even the most extreme weather conditions.
- Picking a Gutter Style That Doesn’t Fit Your Home. Gutters may be there to direct rainwater away from your home, but they’re still a highly visible component. They’re as much a part of your home’s aesthetic as the color of its siding or trim of its windows. For this reason, choose a gutter style that blends well with your roofline and home exterior.
- Improperly Spacing Hanger or Mounting System. Your gutters are attached to your home via mounts or hangers. They’ll need to be spaced close together to properly support the gutter system. When done incorrectly, water will collect in the lower areas, the gutters will sag, then eventually pull away from your home.
Do You Really Want to Do It Yourself?
If you’re not particularly confident about doing the project yourself, it’s better to leave it to the actual pros. Gutter installation is a large investment, and these mistakes will cost you a considerable amount of money and effort. To save more and avoid water damage to your home, turn to UHQ Construction. We’re not just your expert in exterior services—we also offer a safe and worry-free gutter installation.
Check out our excellent seamless gutter systems. They are available in aluminum and galvanized steel, allowing for durable and long-lasting performance under the harshest weather events. With their sleek and stylish design, our seamless gutters also add a finished look to your home.
Leave your gutter installation needs to UHQ Construction. We serve homeowners in Carmel, IN, and nearby areas. Schedule your free consultation by calling us at (317) 884-3140 or filling out this contact form. We’d love to hear from you!
Cory Getz is the Operations Manger for UHQ Construction, which has delivered effective roofing, siding, window and gutter solutions throughout central Indiana since 2004.