Apr 14th, 2021
Just how do you attach gutters? Here are the basics of the gutter installation process. You’ll find exact instructions with the gutter materials or online. Some home improvement stores offer free classes on basic home improvement projects too.
When you’ve completed your gutter installation, go around and using the waterproof sealant at all the seams to ensure a waterproof gutter installation job.
Because water will follow the drip edge line, the gutter installation with drip edge should be underneath so that it is projected outward. This capillary action will ultimately drip into the gutter run and with the slight slope of the gutter run, the water flows to the downspouts.
If you notice after your gutter installation that water is leaking behind the gutters, review your gutter installation work. Did you install the gutters behind the drip edge? If so, you’ll need to remove and reposition them and reseal any gutter run joints. If you leave the gutter installation as it is, the water will eventually damage the fascia, rotting the wood, and you’ll have bigger problems.
Part of a DIY homeowner gutter installation job will include gutter installation and repair. When you find a leak at gutter the gutter joints, or you need any repair to the fascia, you want to use a good waterproof sealant. There are many on the market, be sure to choose one that is clear and easy to use, like in a tube where you can simply squeeze it into the cracks or holes you're repairing.