Often when were out providing estimates for new gutter installation, a lot of customers want to know why there is a difference in pricing for what appears to be the same type of gutter installation. Gutter installation varies greatly from company to company. The types and distance between gutter bracket alone with the number and size of downspouts is probably the most obvious point, without getting into quality of the other companies they may have spoken to.
Majority of my business is repairing poorly designed and installed gutters. Its remarkable how often I run into a poorly pitched and unsupported gutter system, after a couple of heavy rain seasons has bellied, as result of too few gutter brackets or no support to deal with angled facia detail. If you ad too few downspouts to a poor gutter installation you’ll have failure throughout the gutter system.
Best gutter installations have brackets every 2′ and downspouts no further than 25′ with a 2″x 3″ downspout and 35′ with 3″x 4″ downspouts on a 5″ seamless gutter installation. If there is angled fascia detail that will also need to be address, with use of straps or some type of bumper system.
Keep your new gutters clean and check your guttering several times a year. We offer many gutter cover option to slow down the need for gutter service, but as a homeowner your guttering needs to be inspected several times a year. Keeping your gutters and downspouts free of leaves and debris is the easiest way to ensure you’ll get years of service out of your new gutter installation. With all the gutter cover choices where to begin might be confusing. Let us help.