Gutter is an important part of every house. It helps the rain water to come into the ground or the sewer system through a pipe line. If you don’t install gutter, the roof of your house will become damp and will not last longer. Rain water also helps to clean up the masses.
Gutter is a lifelong object. It generally not doesn’t need much installation and stays generations. However, if needed you should go for gutter replacement on time and this can really save your dollars from fixing the broken or leaked gutter repeatedly.
Whether you are fixing your gutter or replacing it, it will work if you hire professionals. But still if you want to do the installing work on your won, here are some tips for you.
There are a few steps you should follow while installing gutter in your house:
First of all you need to know the size of the gutter. For that you need to calculate your house size in square feet. Also you have to know the slope of the roof is in which direction. For the calculation you can take help from the internet or else you can any expert. If you cannot do that, you may hire a professional gutter installer during gutter replacement.
After getting the proper size of the gutter you have to buy the materials. There are many types of materials available in the market for gutter making such as copper, vinyl, galvanized steel, aluminum, and wood. Most of the people choose aluminum as gutter material because aluminum is cheaper than the other materials and also it’s very easy to install. But it’s not a strong material.
Then choose the downspout position. It will help you to understand in which corner the gutter will be angled. Try to choose corner side for the downspout. And make sure that the downspout should not cover more than 20 linear feet gutter. If you have to stretch the gutter then make the downspout at the center. And if the gutter is more than 20 feet then position downspout at the every run of gutter.
Chalk out the gutter position for perfection. The gutter will be such position where the rain water can pass through easily into the downspout. The chalk line will help to angle the gutter pipes. Measure down from your roof edge till the downspout.
Before attaching the sections of gutter to your fascia board, lay out the entire run on your lawn. It should make it easier to cut the pieces to length, cut out the downspout holes and install the downspout connector.
Installation of gutter is not an easy task for one person. So you should do this work along with someone from your family or you may ask help from your neighbor. Or even you can hire a qualified for this job.
After joining the gutter pieces together and the downspout into the position seal them with welding or other gum. Give the sealant some time to dry and then check the seal with water. Don’t do over welding at any area. Because the improper joint may cause of bad stains due to natural reason.