Roof Gutter Replacement

Roof Gutter Replacement Roofers

A rusted or leaky gutter dirties the walls and causes erosion. So it is generally a good idea to replace the gutter before it’s too late and the damage becomes too extensive. Replacing your gutter isn’t too much work and it’s cheaper to do a roof gutter replacement than to redo your house to fix up the property value.

How to Replace Your Roof Gutter

First, mark the locations of the gutters before taking the old gutters out. Make sure that your marks are lined up parallel to ground level so that the water won’t rush to one side and flood the gutter when it rains. The marks are best observed by a bright color seen some distance away.

Once the markings are up and ready, carefully dispose of the old gutters. Unscrew the screw in the way that it does not damage the base the gutter was screwed into. You should do this by keeping the screwdriver steady and working slowly.

Using the new parts, install the drop outlets first. You will want to put them in the same spots unless you had problems with overflowing; they are usually spread out about 30 to 40 feet apart from each other.

Install the brackets for the gutters next, taking into account the evenness of each bracket. An unusually high or low bracket will disrupt the consistent flow of water on your gutters. Make sure that the brackets are even by placing a long wooden stick across the brackets.

Then attach the gutter sections, attach the ends to the gutter sections, and secure the down spots to finish up the job. You may want to make sure there are no leaks/unevenness in the replacement. For that, get a garden hose and spray water on your roof to simulate a rainfall. If you see irregular or wrong water flow, identify and fix the problem.

Additional Help

If you feel like you need professional help on roof gutter replacement, TalkLocal can help with finding the correct local experts in this case, saving you time and energy in what may be a stressful situation.

2 Responses to “Roof Gutter Replacement”

  1. Beth Jackson says:

    We just had our gutters done by H & S Roofing in Charlotte NC. They did an excellent job.

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