Don’t DIY: Most Common DIY Gutter Installation Mistakes

Gutters help protect your home from moisture-related damage, such as ceiling stains, soil erosion and foundation damage. You need gutters that won’t fail on you when you need them the most. So, if you’re looking to take the DIY route when it comes to gutter installation, you might want to rethink it. Here’s why.

DIY Gutter Installation Mistakes
  • Choosing the wrong gutters: Did you know there is actually a wide range of gutter types? Not only that, there are various sizes, materials and shapes to consider. Knowing which one best suits your home can be daunting and tricky, so it’s best to leave the job to the pros who have years of experience dealing with different gutter types.
  • Placing the gutters incorrectly: You just have to place the gutters at the end of the roof, right? No, it isn’t exactly the case. To be effective, gutters must be placed just underneath the edge of the roof so they can catch every raindrop without anything slipping behind them. Improper placement of gutters can be a costly mistake.
  • Not considering the pitch: Gutters aren’t really meant to be leveled. They need a little pitch to let the water drain properly. The pitch should not be more than an inch to make sure rainwater flows freely toward the downspouts.

You can count on The Roofing Company for the highest quality exterior home improvement services, from gutter installation to roof installation services. We ensure a smooth and hassle-free process when you choose us for the job. To schedule a FREE consultation, give us a call at (970) 450-5848, or complete our contact form. We serve homeowners in Aspen and other nearby Colorado areas.