Having gutters on your home can do a lot for appearance, as well as benefits like protecting the foundation or adding water collection. There are also problems that can come from gutters, such as leaks at the seam and ice dams on the roof. Seamless gutters and a few improvements can help prevent these problems. Here are some of the things that you will want to know before installing seamless gutters.
Choosing The Right Size Gutter And Planing The Location Of Downspouts
The size of your gutter is important, and choosing a gutter that is oversized will ensure that water goes where it is supposed to. You want to look for the right areas to install downspouts too. The downspouts do not always have to be located in corners; choose a location that is more inconspicuous to make them less noticeable.
Sloping Of Long Spans Of Gutters To Ensure Water Flows To Downspouts
Having a long section of gutter that is perfectly level can cause water to puddle in the gutter or overflow. The weight of the water in the gutter can cause gutters to pull away from your home. When the gutters are installed, make sure that the long sections of gutters are installed with a slight slope, which will allow the water to flow to the downspout and prevent puddling that causes damage.
Installing Gutter Drainage To Further Protect The Foundation Of Your Home
The downspouts need to drain somewhere, which is often right near the foundation of your home. Installing a drainage pipe to keep the water away from the foundation will help protect your home. Another option that you may want to consider is installing rain collection, which can give you an extra resource for outdoor chores. We can install downspout drain extensions and rain collection systems to provide your gutter with these extra benefits.
These are some of the things that you will want to know before installing seamless gutters. Contact us to get an estimate for new seamless gutters for your home.