Many of us are guilty of ignoring our gutters… until that is, there’s a problem with them. Unfortunately, once your gutters are no longer working properly, your house is at risk of serious water damage. You can help prevent this by scheduling a gutter replacement for aluminum and galvanized steel gutters approximately every 20 years.
If it’s about time for your first gutter replacement, you’re probably wondering what to expect during the process. We’ve got your back. In this guide, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about the process. Get’s get into it!
Removing the Old Gutters
The first thing we’ll do is take down the old gutters and downspouts from your home. When you hire the UHQ team for your project, you’ll have peace of mind that we’ll remove them carefully and safely, to ensure that we don’t damage your home in the process.
Inspecting Your Home for Water Damage
After we take down the old gutters, we’ll check your fascia and soffits to see if there’s any sign of water damage. Most often, this damage will be in the form of mold, mildew, or rotting wood. If we do notice any damage, we’ll fix it before moving forward with the installation to prevent further damage (and more expensive repairs) down the road.
Preparing the Site and New Gutters
Next, it’s time to take measurements of your home, so we can determine exactly where to install your new gutters. We wait to take these measurements until we remove your old gutters because it allows us to be more precise.
From there, we’ll start preparing your new gutters. We’ll take this time to cut the gutters based on the measurements we took, cut out holes for the downspouts, and assemble any corners. Doing this prep work beforehand makes the installation process go smoothly.
Installing the New Gutters
Now comes the fun part: installing your new gutters! A crew of our professional gutter installers will come out to your home, using special tools to attach your new gutters to your home. This includes using specific screws for the installation, which helps keep your gutters securely attached to your home over the years.
Installing the Downspouts
Once we affix the gutters to your fascia, we’ll install your downspouts using the pre-drilled holes we cut during the preparation process. This ensures that water will run away from your house when it rains, so you don’t have to worry about water damage to your home’s foundation. Once the downspouts are in, your installer will test them to make sure they function properly.
Cleaning up the Worksite
Finally, we’ll wrap up the project by cleaning up after ourselves. Gutter installations can get a bit messy, so we’ll carefully pick up your exterior so that it looks like we were never there. Not only will we remove your old gutters from the premises, but we’ll also pick up any discarded screws and small pieces of metal, so you can feel safe walking around in your yard. Once we’re done, we’ll show you our work and answer any remaining questions if you have them.
Schedule Your Gutter Replacement Project Today!
We hope this help to clear things up so you know what to expect during a gutter replacement project. Are ready to get your own project on the books? We’d be happy to answer any questions you have or come out to your home to inspect the current state of your gutters. Contact us today for a free estimate.