Langley is home to a wide variety of residents – from those who are starting a young family, to those who are retiring in an established or growing neighbourhood. Langley has experienced growth over the last decade, with new builds and renovations happening on every street corner. As a new or returning visitor to our website, you already know the importance of being selective with the gutters you choose. With Langley gutter installation, preparing your home for the selection and installation of gutters is an important task that is the responsibility of every homeowner.
Collecting rainwater, of course, is a necessity in Langley due to the rainfall and snowfall we receive throughout the year. Before you embark on having a profession install your new gutters, consider the following tactics to prepare your home.
Langley Gutter Installation – How to Prepare Your Home
- Be sure to research the different gutter options that are available to you
We recently wrote about the top gutter styles for 2021, which you can read here. We covered some of the most popular options that are available to you –colonial (k-style) gutters, fascia gutters and half round gutters. While colonial gutters are the most widely used in North America, it is important that you conduct your own research to determine which option is right for you.
- Consider if other renovations need to take place before gutter installation
We often find that our clients will think about other renovations after gutter installation; instead, why not consider other projects that you can take on while you decide on a gutter option and coordinate with an installer like us?
If your home needs an update, like repainting the exterior for example, you may wish to proceed in advance.
- Check for water damage and consider drainage options
It is a good idea to perform a perimeter check to ensure you are taking things like heavy rain areas, existing drainage options and the proximity of rainwater to your driveway or garden into consideration. This is the time to plan any changes to downpipe locations or additional perimeter drains if required. Our estimators and installers can offer advice if changes are needed.
- Consult with your installer, Strata or other bodies that you may need to consider
As a homeowner, you may need to consult local building laws if you are making structural changes, or that of your Strata council if you are in a townhome or gated community. We can support you in this process as we have coordinated the gutter installation on many new build and renovation projects throughout Langley.
- Hire an expert in your community
Although we are admittedly biased, we do believe that it is essential to hire experts for your home’s gutter installation. We have the knowledge and experience to ensure the installation is done correctly and efficiently. It is also important to ensure the company you hire is covered by WorksafeBC and has liability insurance. As a homeowner you are responsible for anyone working on your home, and if they are not insured you may be liable.
To learn more about how we can support your Langley gutter installation, or to get a consultation on your home or project, contact us here.