The gutters are one of the most important parts of any home, yet many people tend to overlook theirs. Responsible for catching precipitation and directing it safely away from your home, your gutters can make or break your home’s weather protection. That’s why it’s important to ensure your gutters are in great shape at all times. However, like any other part of your home, your gutter system will eventually reach the end of its lifespan and need to be replaced.
Bone Dry Roofing Lafayette, one of the leading roofing contractors in the area, shares what you should expect during a seamless gutter installation.
Removal of the Old Gutters
On the day of your gutter installation, the installers will start by removing every component of your existing gutter system, including the brackets and downspouts. To make sure your siding and windows are not damaged, they will take extra safety measures. They may also check your gutter system again to ensure there are no underlying issues such as rotting wood.
Fabricate the Seamless Gutters
Once your old gutter system is removed, your gutter contractor will measure the eaves. These measurements will be used to fabricate your new seamless gutter runs. Instead of piecing together prefabricated sections of gutter, the crew will run a large spool of aluminum through a machine. This machine shapes the aluminum into gutters and cuts each section when the desired measurement is achieved. This is what sets seamless gutters apart from sectional gutters.
Install the Seamless Gutters
After the gutter runs are secured and cut to size, the gutter replacement process begins. The crew will provide an extremely secure finish to the gutter installation. A special kind of sealant will also be used on all the miter joints, end caps, downspout guides and fastener points. Your gutters will be installed at a slight angle to prevent rainwater from building up inside of them.
Fabricate the Downspouts
Finally, the crew will fabricate and connect the downspouts. They will be cut to size and placed in areas to ensure your gutters divert water away from your home’s foundation. Once your gutters and downspouts are secured, the installation crew will begin cleaning up the area and make sure no excess materials are left behind.
When it comes to gutter installation, trust Bone Dry Roofing! We also offer top-quality home improvement services such as roof replacement and attic insulation improvements. Schedule an appointment with Lafayette by calling 765-742-4040 or filling out our online form.