Getting new gutters for your home is a great way of giving your home a neat look. You can remove old gutters and replace them with brand new gleaming ones. They come in a variety of colours or you can have them painted a colour you prefer. A good colour would be one that blends in well with the rest of the house or one that complements the rest of the house.
If you are confident in your handyman skills, you can install the gutters yourself. You will need the help of a friend because it is quite a big job and you will need some assistance. Doing some general research on guttering is important so that you know what materials and tools you will need to get the job done. Of utmost importance are the gutters themselves. You will to make sure you buy ones that are most suitable for you house’s style and for the weather of the area. Once you have all this information, you will be ready to begin your guttering project.
First of all you will need to measure the length around the roof and the length from the roof to the ground so that you know how much guttering to purchase. You can use a tape measure to get this information. In addition to this, you will need to establish what width you will want the gutters to be. The width should be a reasonable one as you do not want it to be too narrow or too wide. The general rule is that a bigger house would require wider gutters because more rain water will be gathered on the roof’s surface area and will need to be gathered in the gutters.
When you begin installing the roof gutters, you should lay them on the ground in front of the part you will be guttering. This will give you a clear vision of what you will be doing and your plan of action. Having a clear plan of action will help to ensure that you do everything you need to do and not forget anything.