Your gutters direct rainwater away from your home’s foundation. How long does gutter installation in Santa Rosa take? This is one of the first questions most homeowners ask after getting a quote for residential gutter installation.
Here are some factors that will determine how long your gutter installation project will take.
➢ Your home’s size: The larger your home, the more materials required and the longer your project will take. A large project could take more than a day or two to complete.
➢ Weather conditions: Though contractors work in just about any weather, they have to halt installation when the weather is too unfavorable.
➢ The type of gutters being installed: Some gutter materials, including copper, 5-inch K guard gutters, and half-round gutters, take longer to install than others.
➢ The distance of your roof from the ground: If you have a single-story home, it will be easier for your contractor to get on the roof and pass materials back and forth. On the other hand, if you have a multi-story home, your contractor will spend more time walking up and down the ladder and your project will take longer than usual.
➢ Your roof’s slope: If you have a flat roof, your contractor will have easy access to different areas. They will be able to move freely. When working on a steeply sloped roof, contractors have to take multiple safety precautions that may increase the time required for your project.
Maintain Your Gutters Regularly
You cannot install your gutters and forget about them. Like every other component of your roofing system, the gutters need periodic maintenance. Follow these maintenance tips to keep your gutters in good shape.
➢ Clean them: Clean your gutters 2-3 times a year. Periodically remove debris and dirt. Unclog downspouts and rake leaves off the rooftop. This is doubly important before the rainy seasons like Spring and Winter.
➢ Get a professional tune-up: Have your contractor inspect and maintain your gutters and downspouts at least once a year. During a tune-up, your contractor will re-secure and re-pitch your gutters, reattach loose downspouts & elbows, and reseal corners.
➢ Check splash blocks: Check your splash blocks to ensure they are angled, so the water flows away from your foundation. Do not angle them towards your driveway.
➢ Check for clogged gutters: Periodically check your gutters. Here are some signs your gutters have become clogged.
● They are overflowing
● Ground erosion below the gutter line
● Restricted water flow from the downspouts
Need gutter repair services in Santa Rosa? Look no further than ARS Roofing, Gutters & Solar. With our help you can rest assured that your gutters will last longer. To schedule a professional inspection, call (707) 584-5900.