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Things to Consider When Replacing Your Gutters

Gutter system replacements from Tristar Gutters

At Tristar Gutters, we understand how important it is to take the time to consider all of your gutter system options before replacing your old gutters. That is why our friendly and personable team members will always take the time to help you choose the right gutter system for your home. If you need new gutters for your home, here are some of the things to consider when replacing your gutters.

1. Local Laws, Regulations & Building Codes

Since each municipality and province has their own regulations for gutter installations, it is important to know which codes and regulations apply to your area. In order to ensure that your new gutter system fully complies with all the by-laws, consider working with a gutter installation professional who is fully trained and equipped to work in the area. Some of the gutter regulations that differ from area to area include:

  • Gutter size
  • Hanger spacing
  • How gutters drain water onto the ground

2. Size

If you are living in a heavy rainfall area, you may want to double check that the current gutter system on your home is the correct size. Consider looking into getting 6″ gutters which hold more water than the standard 5″ gutters. Standard and oversized gutters can be also be interchanged to allow for the best use of gutter sizing in certain areas.

3. Appearance

One of the things that you will have to consider when looking into getting a new gutter system is the overall appearance, including the gutter style, colour, and materials. Changing up the look and style of the gutters on your home can be a great way to add a more dramatic look and feel to your home.

4. Fascia Condition

Before installing a new gutter system, it is important to make sure that the fascia is in good condition. If the fascia on your home is not in working condition, it will need to be replaced or repaired prior to the gutter installation process. Some of the signs that the fascia may be damaged include:

  • Peeling paint
  • Warping
  • Stains
  • Crumbling wood

5. Hiring a Gutter Installation Professional

It is important to note that gutter installation is not a simple DIY project that can be tackled by anyone. Hiring a gutter installation company to install your new gutters is the only way to ensure that your gutters are installed safely and efficiently without going over budget.

If you would like to learn more about some of the things to consider when replacing your gutters, or if you are interested in any of our gutter systems or gutter services, please contact Tristar Gutters at 604-533-0500. Our team of Langley gutter professionals would love to help you choose the right gutter system for your home.