Southernwood Roofing and Siding

How NOT to Install a Gutter

Jul 16, 2014

We came across this image on the internet a while back of a ladder mishap that took place while a homeowner was installing a new rain gutter. Can you see what they did wrong?

As gutter and gutter guard installation and repair professionals, we had a good chuckle. Goolge the top home maintenance mistakes, though, and “ignoring gutters” is sure to be on just about any list you find. The men in the picture may have run into some trouble with their gutter installation, but we have to applaud the fact that they were at least paying attention to the gutters on their home.

The main purpose of your gutters is to protect your home’s foundation by channeling water away from its base. Gutters also help reduce erosion, prevent leaks into your basement or crawlspace, protect painted or stained surfaces by reducing water exposure, and provide a means of collecting rainwater for later use.

If your gutters are clogged or in need of repair, or worse- if you don’t have gutters on your home- you’re opening yourself to not only roof damage, but also water damage in your home.

Cleaning and inspecting your gutters on a regular basis will go a long way toward avoiding costly repairs. Installing gutter guards such as Leaf Relief by PlyGem will help prevent clogs before they start, taking some of the hassle out of gutter maintenance.

For more helpful tips, or to schedule your gutter inspection or repair, contact us today.

What Our Customers Have to Say
Recent Customer Reviews
Southernwood Roofing and Siding
★★★★★
Team was patient and well organized in helping us get a hail damage claim completely covered and new roof/gutters installed. Special shout out to Chris for his attention to detail with the quote as well as maintaining a clean work site.
Happy Customer
La Plata, MD
★★★★★
Southernwood is the best when it comes to roofing and windows. I had 3 new windows installed on my house just as a test to see how they performed. I'm now going to have the rest of the house done. Don't bother shopping around, Southernwood goes the extra mile.
Michael
La Plata, MD
★★★★★
My wife and I are extremely pleased with our new roof. This is our weekend home so Southernwood handled the project, start to finish, while we were not there and did a great job. Very honest folks.
Wayne
La Plata, MD
★★★★★
Ralph and Southernwood Roofing LLC was exceptional. There wasn’t a question that I could ask that one of them couldn’t answer. The roof, siding, windows, garage door all was done with precision. Definitely will recommend this company.
Cheryl
La Plata, MD
★★★★★
I love the new roof. Great value compared against 5 other local companies. Ralph was very responsive getting the quote, selecting shingles and getting the work done. I would definitely recommend Southernwood
Karl
La Plata, MD
Southerwood Roofing and Siding
4.89
Rating
Based on 300+ Customer Reviews
REFERRAL REWARDS
A Win-Win for Everyone

You’ve experienced our great service, why not spread the word with our Referral Rewards Program?

Refer someone you know to Southernwood Roofing & Siding and you’ll be entered into our seasonal prize drawing, and you’ll receive a $75 reward if your referral meets with us.

Learn More
Southernwood Roofing and Siding
Home Consultation + FREE Quote for Your Next Home Exterior Project
0% for 24 Months Financing or 10% OFF Your Project