Gutter Attachment

Correct sizing and pitch are key to successful installation. To effectively drain water, contractors should install gutters with a slope or pitch that leads gutters toward the downspout. However, gutters with a pitch that is too steep may cause flooding, and gutters sloped the wrong way may cause standing water. Sometimes contractors will install fewer downspouts, which may lead to additional problems. Spacing the brackets too far apart is another shortcut some contractors use. By doing this, contractors save the time needed to install additional gutter hangers and the cost of the hangers themselves. If the hangers are placed too far apart, they will not adequately support the weight of the gutter during a heavy rainstorm or when gutters become clogged. Sagging gutters may result. In addition to being aesthetically displeasing, sagging gutters can also lead to leaks and standing water.