Gutters may seem like an unnecessary part of your house, but it is actually very important in ensuring the proper functioning of a house. This is why you need to know how to install it.
Snap Layout Lines
First, a mark must be made on the fascia at the highest point of the gutter run, roughly 1.5 inches below the metal drip edge flashing. The low point of the gutter run should be located at the fascia’s opposite end. It’s important to keep in mind that the slope should be about 12 inches for every foot of run.
Attach Fascia Brackets
The rafter tails behind the fascia should then be located. They are typically 16 inches apart. Mark the other rafter tails with the chalk line you previously drew. Moving on, at each mark, make a 1/8-inch diameter hole through the fascia and into the rafter tail. And then, proceed to use stainless steel screws to fasten the fascia brackets. It should be long enough to penetrate the rafters 2 inches.
Saw Gutter Required Length
The gutters section should be cut to a 12-inch power saw’s length. If the gutter extends around the corner, you should also build a 45° angle there. If the run requires two gutter sections, place them in eight inches apart, and attach them with two rows of four stainless steel screws each.
Attach The End Caps
Moreover, at the square end of the gutter, you must attach a spherical end cap with pop rivets. And here’s how to do it. Hold the end cap with a single sheet metal screw and make a 1/8-inch diameter hole for a short period of time. Then insert the pop rivet after removing the temporary screw.
Next, use a siliconized caulk to seal the pop rivets and the end caps.
Place the gutter on the fascia brackets that you previously installed. Continue to twist the gutter in an upward direction until its back edge catches on the upper hooks of the bracket.
Connect Downspout To Gutter
Use four pop rivets or screws to fasten the downspout outlet to the gutter. Next, attach a downspout elbow to the gutter outlet tube that extends downward. Cut a piece of the downspout so that it will fit between the two elbows while holding another elbow up against the house.
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