What to Expect With New Gutter Installation

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If you have a house, you have rain gutters. Gutters are a very important part of your home and they prevent the wet and wild weather in your area from doing serious damage to your property. Without rain gutters, your home would be flooded, wet, soggy, and the entire foundation of your house would deteriorate and eventually fall apart.

Did you know that the average lifespan of a rain gutter is about 20 years? If you have bought a house, you know that you’re planning to be there for much longer than two decades. That means that at one point or another, you will be buying new rain gutters for your home.

With new gutters comes new gutter installation. And the new gutter installation has a whole bunch of particular problems and details to keep in mind. Whether you are doing a DIY gutter installation, or local gutter installation from a business nearby, you need to know the best gutters to install and you need to know how much time it’ll take, how much money it’ll cost, and how the whole experience will go.

There is a lot to know about the new gutter installation process. Here is what you should be aware of.

Removing The Old Gutters

Before you can do anything, you need to get rid of the old rain gutters that have served their purpose and are ready to be thrown away.

This can be done by you or by the company that you have hired to install your new gutters. It’s a fairly tricky part of the process because if they are simply ripped down and torn from the side of your home, they could do some serious damage. So, if you are having a local business taking them down, you need to find out how they are un-installing the gutters.

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Of course, if your home or the building didn’t have gutters before, you obviously don’t have to worry about this step. But if you do, this part will actually take a bit longer than expected. You should plan for at least a day or two of pulling down the old gutters before the new ones are put up.

Look For Damage

The next part of the process is to check for any damage along the perimeter of your home. Not only do you want to make sure this happens because the company installing your gutters needs to fix it, but you also want to make sure there isn’t any damage that can impair the work of the new gutters that are being purchased.

If your home has several areas that have been hurt by taking down the old gutters, the new ones won’t work as well and that can cause interior flooding, damage, and a ton of wasted money.


Now the hard work begins. But don’t worry, if you are using a local contractor for your new gutter installation, you get to just sit back and let this process play out painlessly. But it is still important for you to know what happens next because this is where the most important part of the process starts.

The roofing contractor can properly measure your property once problematic gutters have been taken down and thrown away.

It is simpler to accurately measure where the freshly installed gutters ought to go, how far they should extend, where the optimum downspout site is, and what inclination the contractor needs to join the gutter corners at after the old gutters are removed.

One of the more crucial steps in constructing gutters is the measuring procedure. The installation of your new gutters will run more smoothly and your brand-new system will operate better if your roofer’s measurements are more accurate. The roofing specialist can make all the components, like corner pieces and downspout outlets, for the fresh gutter system after they have the dimensions.

Before installing the new gutters on your house, there is a lot of work that may be conducted. The gutter installation specialist will take the precise measurements you need, cut the forthcoming gutters to those specifications, construct any required corners, and make certain the correct holes are made for your replacement downspouts.


Obviously, your home can’t be protected from the weather until your new gutters are installed. This part of the process will take the most time – and cause the most sound – and it’s clearly the most important too.

If you have hired a company to do this, then you just have to sit back and let them do their work. They will likely spend several days at this point, screwing in the new gutters, making adjustments, and ensuring that they are leveled and working well.

You should expect some loud noises as they are climbing on your roof and using their tools to secure your new gutters.

Generally, installing the gutters takes about a day or two. Throughout this part of the process, you can check on their progress and see how it is coming along.

The final part of installing the gutters will be the installation of the downspouts and the elbows. These will ensure that the water travels throughout the gutters seamlessly and eventually gets to the spout that releases them. When the rain falls, the elbows and the downspouts will make sure that it moves through the gutters and then out to the ground below.

Finally, the crew that you have hired – or your friends if you are asking for help and doing things by yourself – will need to clean up the area after the installation is done. If a proper cleanup job isn’t done, then the job isn’t really completed. Your house should look exactly as it did before the installation process began. Plus, cleanup allows you or the crew to find out if they missed a spot somewhere or didn’t complete the installation like they thought they did.

The entire process of installing new gutters usually takes a few days, as well as hundreds of dollars. But you can rest assured that when it’s done, your home will be safer than ever from the elements.

Contact Storm Master Gutters today for help with your own gutters!

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