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3 Key Tips to Keep in Mind Before Your Gutter Installation Project

January 5, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — platinumguttersteam @ 6:58 pm
a person working on their home’s gutters

Installing guttering yourself can seem like a pretty large undertaking, especially if you’ve never done it before. However, as daunting as this task may appear, it’s important to keep in mind that gutters are one of your home’s most important features; they almost single-handedly keep your home safe from Mother Nature! This means that doing things correctly is going to be in your best interest, and there’s no room for shortcuts. Here’s a brief guide that includes a few key points to keep in mind if you’re preparing for your gutter installation.

1. Carefully Assess Your Needs

It never hurts to recall the last time you had your gutters worked on—this can give you an idea of their status, but if you’re unsure, it’s fairly simple to assess your home’s gutter needs. Consider the size of your roof, whether your home is one or two stories, and the average amount of rainfall in your area. These are key factors during the planning process; gutters are designed for specific circumstances, and ensuring you have the correct number of fascia brackets, downpipes, leaf guards, and other accessories is imperative. This also includes planning for proper drainage; ensure that your gutters will be oriented to direct water away from your home’s foundation and landscaping. If you don’t do this, the entire project will be futile as your new gutters won’t be doing their primary job!

2. Clear Any Obstructions

As with any sort of home renovation, you’ll need a clean and organized workspace. Before installation day, you should clear out any obstructions from around your home that might impede the process. Trim any overhanging branches or shrubbery, remove debris from around your home, and ensure that there’s a clear pathway for installers to have easy access wherever they need to go. It also never hurts to move cars or other important property away from where they’ll be working; it’s an inherently messy process.

3. When in Doubt, Trust a Professional

Of course, there’s no greater peace of mind than knowing that you’ve left the job in the hands of trustworthy, skilled professionals. Not only will they have access to everything gutter-related you could need, but they also have the experience and know-how to ensure the job is done correctly and safely. Better yet, they can also leave you with detailed instructions concerning exactly how to clean and repair your investment so that your home is protected for many years to come. If you’re having any doubts, large or small, about your project, this is worth serious consideration!

About Platinum Gutters

Our team here at Platinum Gutters has proudly assisted homeowners across the DFW metroplex for several years, and we look forward to working with you on your next project! We offer a wide variety of gutter maintenance and repair services, as well as installation. If you have any questions about the blog or you’d like to set up a FREE in-person estimate, you can visit us online or call us today for additional information! Tarrant Country Telephone: (817) 993-4237.

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