Rain gutter installation is a crucial step towards avoiding costly house repairs and creating a safer environment for the inhabitants of your house. When it rains, water hits the roof of the house and trickles down the slope of the roof to the edge, where the gutter is installed. The water is channeled to the house’s corners, where it is directed through a down spout, then safely away from the home. The importance of seeking rain gutter installation service is clear: if the water on the roof doesn’t funnel right, it will drip down right next to the house and weaken its foundation.
Sometimes, if your gutters are extremely old, and beyond repair, new gutter installation is necessary. You can do this on your own, or you can seek somebody who can provide services for you. If your gutters are in poor condition, water can build up and damage your roof, or can collect at the bottom of your house and flood your basement. Shoddy gutters can even contribute to an unsafe living condition because overflowing water can create slippery, icy surfaces, and eroded surfaces.
New Gutter Installation
It’s a good idea to inspect your gutters every year and when you do, inspect your gutters on a good day. Are they visibly undamaged and in good shape? Look for cracks, holes, or joints that may be disconnected. If there are any serious issues, it may be time to look into new gutter installation services or a d.i.y. project if your gutters are extremely old and in extreme disrepair.
If your gutters seem alright during a good day, inspect them on a rainy day as well. Make sure that the water goes immediately into the gutter and that it doesn’t drip or leak between the gutter and the roof. Ensure that the slope of the gutters is sufficient enough so that the water is directed towards the down spouts, with no puddles. Finally, water should be traveling down quickly, immediately arriving at the bottom of your spout. It may be time to consider new gutter installation if your gutters are forming large puddles in the rain and the foundation around the house is starting to sag.
The solution to this problem involves two steps. The first is to choose a gutter profile that has the capacity to carry the volume of water, even in heavy rain, eliminating the risk of overflow. The second step is the installation process. We begin by removing the scotia that the old gutter sat on, as it isn’t needed to support the replacement gutter, and is a notorious cause of trapped water. Any damaged timber is then repaired to prevent further damage. When the new gutter is hung, we make sure that it isn’t sealed to the facia so that water can easily flow behind the gutter without getting trapped. The final step is to make sure that joins never leak by sealing them with flexible silicon.
Creating the right look for your home
The second point to consider when selecting a gutter profile is choosing one that is going to look right on your home. If you have an older home, you may want to maintain a traditional style that is consistent with the era of the home. Conversely, a modern look may be more in keeping if you have a contemporary style home.
There are many sources on the internet that offer advice on how to install gutters on your own, or you could seek the help of a gutter installation Vancouver services expert. Either way, an advantage to installing a modern rain gutter system is that the modern gutters are completely seamless, which is a more attractive, and leak resistant alternative.