When it comes to roof maintenance, it is important to ensure your gutter brackets are always perfectly in place. This is because any loosening of the bracket could mean gutters detaching from the eaves of the property.
This can cause debris, such as leaves, water and other build up, to fall onto the ground below. Poorly maintained gutters can also cause sagging, which can put unnecessary pressure on the rest of the guttering pipework and brackets too.
Tool Installation List
- Replacement Gutter Brackets
- Drill and Drill Bits
Gutter Bracket Installation
In order to reach the old gutter brackets to assess the damage, most homeowners will require a ladder. It is vital all ladders are stable and placed on a level surface in order to prevent injury or falls. For this reason, it is best to have two persons working together, in order that one can ascend the ladder whilst the other holds it steady and passes up any tools as necessary.
Next, it is important to ensure all the old brackets have been removed correctly. Remove each one by one, unhooking the bracket from the base of the gutter. A drill can be used to remove the screws of the old bracket to the roof.
The second person on the ground can then pass up the new gutter brackets, ready to be hooked under the base of the gutter and then drilled back into place with new screws until secure.
Although it is possible to replace gutter brackets yourself, it is advisable to use a professional installation company, such as Multiform Roofing who offer guttering services in Bristol. This is because replacing brackets can be an intricate and difficult process, especially considering how hard it can be to remove the existing brackets.
It can also be challenging for homeowners to install the new gutter brackets at the height involved, along with the safety implications of trying to make this replacement at home alone. Using a professional guttering service can give peace of mind that all guttering brackets have been installed perfectly, along with their professional work guarantee. A professional service will also be able to return for regular check ups to ensure the existing guttering is cleaned correctly, in order to help with bracket maintenance.