One of the most common household repair projects, gutter installations are necessary for any and every home. Having gutters installed properly can mean the difference between surviving any storm and drowning in water damage. When considering gutter installations, there are many things to keep in mind about the process to ensure the best results.
The first thing that needs to be addressed during gutter installations is the flashing. Gutter flashing must always lay underneath the backside of the shingles and lay flat on the inside of the gutter. This allows the water to flow properly into the gutter, as well as prevents it from seeping underneath the shingles. Water that gets underneath the shingles can lead to water damage inside the home and mold.
The next thing to be mindful of are the downspout screws and brackets. These both prevent the downspout from shifting away from the side of the home. These are essential in ensuring the water is flowing away from the home in the desired direction. Both the downspout screws and the brackets are available in a variety of colors, making it easy to match the look of the gutters you have installed.
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