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Proper Pitching of Gutters: When Being Level Is Wrong


The main purpose of gutters is to keep water away from the foundation as much as possible. Gutters need to be properly pitched toward the available downspout in order for the water to flow correctly. The general rule of thumb is that for every 10 feet of gutter you’ll want at least a quarter of an inch slope. Fun Fact: the seasoned installers here at Alloy Gutter usually carry a marble in their pockets and after installing your gutters they place the marble inside to ensure the gutters are pitched properly. If the marble does not roll at a slow pace towards the downspout, he will make the necessary adjustments.

Every once in awhile we will receive a call from a customer stating that there is water standing in their gutters. If this is the case for you, or if you’re experiencing another problem, we will be happy to come out and take care of it. Give us a call (734-374-2100 –Taylor, MI or 616-554-1575 – Grand Rapids, MI) We are here to serve you Monday through Friday from 6am to 5pm. Our office is fully staffed which means no answering machines during business hours. If calling isn’t your thing shoot us an email ( You can also leave a message on our website found here.