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How to Get Ready for a New Gutter Installation

February 26th, 2018 | No Comments »

Gutter InstallationA new gutter system can ensure that rainwater drains safely away from your roof, protecting your home or office from water damage during storms. But before you get your new gutter system, it’s important to prepare your home for the installation process.

Inspect Soffits and Fascia

Once your old gutters have been removed, take this opportunity to inspect your home’s soffits and fascia boards for signs of mold, mildew and rotting wood. If you identify any of these issues, have them repaired before your new gutters are installed. This will maximize the lifespan of your new gutter system and prevent isolated sections of rotting wood from becoming more widespread in the future.

Repaint and Rebuild

After your existing gutter system is removed, you’ll probably notice some chipped paint and general wear and tear at the edge of your roof. It’s a good idea to repaint these areas before the new gutters are installed to make sure they’re properly sealed against moisture. You can also replace any missing or damaged siding at this point, too.

Assess Drainage

This is the most important step in gutter installation prep: make sure you know where that rainwater is going. A new gutter system won’t do you much good if it isn’t tailored to the unique drainage conditions around your home. Our gutter installers can work with you to identify potential drainage issues and resolve them before you get your new gutters. This way, you can be confident in their ability to effectively drain water away from your home.

Interested in replacing your home’s old gutter system with modern seamless gutters? Give us a call or contact us online to request your estimate today!

Written by Walt Bell

Walt Bell

Walt Bell is the owner of Bell Seamless Gutters out of New Jersey. He has over 50 years experience in the industry and serves customers of small homes to large buildings.

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