Your gutters play an important role in ensuring rainwater doesn’t gather on your roof and directs them away from your home’s foundation into a safe area. They may look like simple components, but they require skill and precision to install correctly. In today’s post, your gutter and roof replacement expert, Lexington Blue, shares three gutter installation mistakes you should avoid at all costs.
Incorrect Gutter Pitch
A gutter that may appear perfectly even could function incorrectly. Gutters should have a slight pitch that allows the water to flow towards the downspouts then direct water away from your home. They should have at least one or two inches of decline for every forty feet of length. This is hardly noticeable on the surface, but it does a lot to keep your home and roof clean.
Improper Spacing Mounting or Hanger System
Gutter and roofing contractors attach gutters to your home by using a mounting system or hangers. They should be spaced close together with a distance of at most, three feet apart. If they’re incorrectly spaced, one side could experience more stress and sag in the long run. This is why it’s important to use hangers according to the manufacturer’s instructions so that the gutters can function properly.
Wrong Gutter Location
Your gutters have to be located a few inches under the edge of your roof and not directly on the edge as it could miss it altogether. If installed in the wrong location, rainwater could drip onto your siding or even your windows which can tarnish your home’s exterior or even lead to mold and mildew growth. To further supplement your gutters, we recommend installing drip edges so that the water can smoothly run from your roof’s edge all the way to the gutter.
If you’re looking for a reliable gutter and roofing contractor, call on Lexington Blue! We only install high-quality roofing and siding from leading manufacturers in the industry. Call us at (859) 368-6346 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We work with clients in Lawrenceburg, KY.