The biggest part of most gutter systems are the gutter runs. Which work to catch all the rainwater coming off your roof and direct it to your downspouts. Two of the biggest helpers with this are miters and endcaps. Every gutter run has a beginning and an end which is where end caps are used. Most gutter runs will need to navigate around corners between those two points. This is where miters come in. Without these two fittings, no gutter system is complete.
What are they?
As you can guess by the name, end caps fit onto either end of the gutter run. Gutter runs are installed with a slight angle in order to ensure that the water flows toward the downspout. However, heavy and persistent rainfall can fill up your gutters even when they are working properly. End caps act as a block to any water that would flow down onto your landscaping.
Unlike end caps, it is not easy to guess what miters do just by their name. They serve a vital purpose though. During the installation of seamless gutters, the only spots where a break in the gutter run occurs is at corner points. This is where miters come in, keeping your gutter runs connected around corners. These L shaped fittings come in two varieties, outside and inside. Outside miters are used on outer angles and inside miters are used on inner angles. Using these two types together will keep water runoff where you want it while matching the look and style of the gutter system around your home.
Trust The Gutter Experts At Pro
Pro is a gutter contractor with more than 14 years of experience with installing beautiful and affordable gutters and gutter protection on homes all over Michigan. We also feature an industry-leading warranty meaning you can rest assured knowing we guarantee all aspects of the install. We are based in Ferndale, but we regularly complete gutter projects in places like Detroit, Ann Arbor, West Bloomfield, Metamora, and even Flint!
We offer free estimates and gutter inspections to make sure your home is protected from severe weather. If you have more questions about miters, endcaps, gutter systems or our gutter services, contact us today at 888-PRO-1998 (888-776-1998) or request a FREE no-pressure estimate.
Recent Gutters Projects Map
Click on a point on the map below to see photos and/or videos of that project.
Gutter Success Stories
Click a thumbnail below to see what our customers have to say about their experience working with Pro Home Improvement!
The Pro Home Fall Guide to Gutters-If you are not prepared for the fall season in Michigan, your gutters could be in trouble. Gutters are a necessary part of making sure your home’s foundation stays as dry and stable as possible. They aren’t just for keeping rain off of your head. But gutters installed without excellent gutter guards can be a […]Read Post
5 Summer Gutter Tips-Gutters provide protection to your home by taking rainwater away from your foundation, keeping your basement dry and your foundation solid. With all of these summer rains we’re experiencing, now is a great time to check-in on your gutters and make sure they have everything they need to provide a barrier-free path for the deluge […]Read Post
How gutter guards help during the winter-Old man winter is loading up your gutters with snow and ice right now and hopefully they are holding on tight until spring! Snow and ice build up during the winter, in part due to clogging and blockages from the year. Why do gutters get clogged and blocked? Mostly because they are “out of sight, […]Read Post
Cleaning Gutters is Ridiculous-Gutters are important to the health of your home. They carry water far away from your house where it cannot do damage. One of the biggest reasons gutters fail is because they get clogged. And cleaning gutters is a huge pain. This is why, I wanted to tell you today, with enough time before the […]Read Post
Home Protection: Gutters and Downspouts-The recent abrupt introduction to spring in Michigan has brought us steady rainfall. You may have noticed your gutters overflowing or leaks occurring around your house, which can be caused by any myriad of gutter issues, including clogging or damage. But, what occurs if the rain water makes it into the gutter safely and through […]Read Post
Gutter Protection: The Key to Maintenance Free Gutters-Warm weather is here! Although, we will no doubt have a cold blast during the month of March, just to remind us we are still in Michigan, but I will gladly accept this gift of 60 degree weather! If you are like me, you are anxious to get outside and enjoy your yard. And if […]Read Post