How to Measure Gutters

A gutter refers to a channel, through which water or sewerage is passed. In common language, it generally refers to a sewer system. However, in this article we shall be referring to a rain gutter, which is also known as an eaves trough.

An eaves trough can be in different shapes and sizes. These channels perform the important function of flushing rain water from the roof, so that it does not cause any damage to the house. It does so, by reducing corrosion, as well as preventing leakages in the underground stores. Apart from that, it also makes way for rainwater harvesting. These troughs can be made from a number of materials, such as galvanized steel, painted steel, copper, painted aluminum, plastic, concrete, stone, cement etc.

It is perhaps due to this reason that most people tend to put a lot of emphasis, in this regard.

How to measure:

Step 1: Where do you want gutters?

This is the first question which comes to my mind. You should make sure that where on the roof should the gutter be placed and let me tell you one more thing and that is it is quite important to make sure that the gutters are placed at the best region of the roof. Otherwise the water will definitely settle somewhere on the roof and believe me that you will definitely be on the losing side since this can harm the roof of your house. Generally all kinds of roof generally gets damaged due to the water which gets stored over it.

Step 2: Measure where you want the gutters to run.

You will definitely have to make sure that the gutters are properly designed. Suppose your house is a three story. Then I am quite sure that you will have to decide that from where the gutter is going to run through various stories. You should make a plan because without the plan you will not be able to maintain it if some problem arises afterwords.

Step 3: Evaluate your downspouts.

Downspouts actually occurs from about every 20-30 feet for small downspouts and 30-40 feet for large downspouts. If you need the larger downspouts then believe me that you should keep it constant throughout the house.

Step 4: Count any corners you may need.

If the gutter sometimes bends or changes the direction, then I must tell you that you should note all the corners on the roof.

Step 5: Calculate your Gutter Quote!

The last thing is to measure the various calculations on the calculator and once you have done this then your new gutters are on their way!