Your gutters are an essential safety feature that helps channel water away from your foundation while protecting your basement from flooding. However, roofing companies Phoenix are susceptible to failure over time due to poor maintenance or because of severe weather.
Fortunately, it’s possible to replace your gutter system with little to no technical know-how, but you’ll have to be careful because improper installation can damage the entire gutter system and render it useless.
Here are some useful tips to help you successfully repair your gutters:
To get the appropriate measurements for your roof repair Phoenix, calculate the slope and square footage of your roof, and find out the rainfall intensity in your area as well. For accurate measurements, we recommend you use a gutter sizing calculator, which is available online or alternatively ask for the assistance of a gutter installation professional. Whatever you do, just make sure that the gutters are sized correctly for your home.
Next, you need to figure out the angle and direction that your gutter will be facing. Ideally, the downspouts should be positioned near the edges, while ensuring that a single downspout doesn’t cover more than 20 square feet of gutter. For a gutter that’s longer than 20 feet, place the downspouts at the edge of the run, and if it’s more than 40 feet, then you’ll have to place the downspouts in the middle of the gutters.
Snap a Chalk Line
Place the roofing Phoenix at a slight angle so that the water can efficiently run to the downspout. To get the angle right, make a chalk line that ends on the gutter’s high point, as that’s where your fascia boards will be, and then get someone to help you run the chalked line until it reaches the spot where you’ll be placing the downspouts.
To make sure the line placed at the end of the downspout is measured right, start the measurements from the edge of your roof, and then while you and your buddy hold down the ends of the line, tug on the chalk line. Then release the line so that it can snap back into place. The end result will be fascia boards with an impeccably straight line that will make it easier to align your gutters.
From the Ground Up
Now you’re almost ready to fasten your gutter sections onto the fascia board. However, before you do that, you need to lay the whole run onto your lawn so that it’s easier to cut the downspout holes, cut the pieces to the right length and install the downspout connector.
Seal the two gutter pieces in place with a high-quality sealant, and then wait for it to dry. To ascertain its dryness levels, a jug of water is usually recommended.
Hire a Professional
While installing Phoenix roofing can be an easy and straightforward process, it still requires a fair amount of skills and expertise. So, if you’re not really sure that you can handle it, then you should definitely hire a professional to do the job.