How do you install gutters?
March 30, 2012 3:31PM
Gutters are often installed by professionals, but you can do it yourself.
If you install gutters yourself, it is important to get the slope right or they will not drain the water effectively. To start, chalk a line to mark the slope, which should be 1/2 inch for every 10 feet. If the gutter is longer than 40 feet, you will need to slope it from the middle to a downspout on each end or from each end to a downspout in the middle. Place your marks for the slope about 1 1/4 inch below the drip edge.
Gutters, attachments and gutter nails can be purchased at home supply stores. Determine what you need, including attachments, before purchasing to avoid extra trips and aggravation.
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