The Do's and Don'ts When Installing a New Gutter

Although you may opt for a technician to do your gutter how about you learn to do it on your own.

The Do's and Don'ts When Installing a New Gutter
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Many people prefer a standard half-round gutter because of its durability, lightness in weight, and ease to fix since it doesn't really require a technician for it's installation. Here are some of the things we should take in consideration whenever you decide to change your gutter.

Before you start make sure you get rid of your old guttering. It's quite easier to get rid of a standard half-round gutter but with a cast iron guttering you might need a helping hand. Also consider installing a leaf protection system in case you are experiencing a leaf fall since a block can lead to a dampening problem.

How to do it;

Using a hacksaw cut the gutter into desirable length and make sure you deburr the cut surfaces using sandpaper or a file. This is easy since most of the gutters sold are generally a 2 to 4-meter length.

Allow a fall of 3mm per metre towards the outlet to ensure that rainwater falls freely. Those leaving in areas with heavy downpours should position fascia brackets so that they are no more than 400mm apart.

Make sure you always wear your protective gloves any time you are handling your gutter be it an installation or removal. Incase you are working at night, one is advised to always hire a scaffolding.

For a daytime installation, many people prefer using a ladder and extraordinary care is needed. To avoid overstretching the ladder by moving it regularly have someone hold it for you while you are working.

Always clear the gutter after you are done with the installation to prevent any blockage form being formed. In case there has been a period of extreme weather one is also advised to inspect the gutter and brackets for any damages.