Contractor’s Guide to Gutter Installation
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Gutter installation can be a difficult process, depending on the type of roofing that your client has. Plus, gutter installation costs can get quite high- but this guide will help you. We will cover all the basics of rain gutter installation and let you know what your options are.
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What Type of Gutters do You Need?
Every home needs a different size of gutter and all homeowners prefer a different style. Before you get started on the actual installation process, you are going to need to know what type of gutters to bring to the site.
First of all, are you working on a residential or commercial building? A person’s home will require gutters of 5 or 6 inches, while a business will require larger gutters. We have many types of gutters available, so you can be sure that we will find a perfect match for the building in question.
Next, you will want to know what style of gutter the client wants. Common types are the K-style gutter, the half-round, or the box style. Each style has different properties and functions best in certain environments, they also add a different “vibe” to the building.
If you are unsure of what type of gutter you need, we can take care of it. As your subcontractor, we can assure you that you are getting quality service, and products, all at a fair price.
Getting Started- Sketch it Out
Now that you have your gutters picked out, you want to do some planning before you get started on the gutter installation. If you skip this step, you are likely to have more and more problems arise as you go through the installation process.
You will want to measure and record the length of the gutters and write down any downspout locations. If you can, you also want them to be placed in harder to see locations. These should be areas where collected water and be redirected away from the house. Remember, you will need an extra space of 4 feet for the downspout extensions.
Once you have everything planned out, you should be able to see the final result in your mind a lot easier. As your subcontractors, we can help you with this process, to assure that the final gutter installation goes smoothly.
Assemble the Parts on Site
You will want to preassemble the parts on the ground at the home, it is much easier than the alternative. You should be sure that with sectioned gutters, the seam is facing down the slope. Otherwise, water will leak through the connected areas with little difficulty.
Now, you can cut for downspout tubes at their designated locations. Measure the distance between the corner of the house and the planned downspout. Use this measurement to determine where the tube should go and make the cut.
Finally, be sure to frequently measure the pitch when setting the gutters up. You just need a little slope (about ¼ inch lower every 10 feet along the gutter), but if you ignore this crucial step, the gutter system will become ineffective.
Local contractors in our area can receive our help as your subcontractors. We have been installing rain gutters for many years and know the ins and outs of the process. If you feel nervous at all about climbing up on a ladder to set them up, we can assist you.
However, finding a way to bring all of the pieces to the site and get them set up can be a huge hassle. If you do not have access to a truck, then you might have some trouble getting them there. What can you do in those situations?
Sometimes You Need Special Tools
You should also know that we have unique and professional tools to offer to you. At Storm Master Gutters we have access to a machine that can cut the gutters on-site and it makes them completely customizable to the building.
Our portable machine can use many different materials and cut out many different styles of rain gutters. Just let us know what you need and we can be there to provide a custom rain gutter system. Plus, it will save you the time and effort of transporting the long system parts to the site.
Sometimes, premade gutter parts simply will not work on the building in the way you want them to. Every home and business is designed to be unique, which is why our special tools can come in handy. We can create unique parts that will fit the shape of the home you are working on.
In short, the gutter installation process can be complicated. You will want to be sure that you know exactly what styles and sizes of gutter that your client needs before you think about starting.
You will also want to do your best to make a thorough plan. That way, you can see where any problem areas might be and hopefully avoid a harmful mistake that will affect the rest of the installation.
Finally, set up the gutters at the site. That way, you can make the process a little bit easier for yourself. Gutters are easier to transport in parts, while building and cutting them on location is best.
If you are a contractor and often find yourself searching “gutter companies near me” on your phone, then you might require some help. We can offer our many services and products to you as your subcontractors.