STANLEY ROOFING COMPANY - GUTTER SERVICES WE PROVIDE
THE WAY WE INSTALL GUTTERS
Here are some of the steps that characterize the STANLEY ROOFING COMPANY gutter installation processes:
STEP BY STEP - the process of gutters installation
Snapping layout lines
Stanley’s team will determine the highest point of the gutter run in the fascia, which is located at the bottom of the flashing; as well as the lowest point of the gutter run.
Attaching fascia brackets
The team will locate the rafter tails behind the fascia to make a mark on the chalk line of the other rafter tails. Later, they will make holes through the fascia and towards the rafter of each mark to place the brackets that will hold it.
Sawing gutter to length
Our contractors will then proceed to cut the gutter section to length with hacksaws and aviation snips.
Attaching end caps
At the square-cut end of the gutter, contractors will proceed to attach a layer of spherical end with aluminum pop rivets. Later, they will seal these rivets and the end-cap seam inside the gutter with a silicone caulk in order to provide a watertight capacity to the joint.
Cutting downspout holes
Contractors will proceed to use a downspout outlet to mark the location of the downspout on the lower end of the gutter and then drill a hole for installation.
Later, they will proceed to place the gutter on the brackets that were screwed into the fascia and secure the gutter to the bracket with stainless steel screws and flanged nuts.
Forming strip-miter joint at corner
The experts will then cover the joint between the two gutter lengths at each end with a strip miter and wrap the aluminum strip around the underside of the gutter. Besides, a siliconized caulk will be added to increase its waterproofing.
Connecting downspout to gutter
Lastly, our contractors will secure the downspout outlet to the gutter and screw an elbow downspout to the outlet tube coming from the gutter. Then, they will proceed to fasten all the parts and check if everything is installed correctly.
Frequently asked questions about gutters installation
What are the advantages of seamless gutters?
While seamless gutters can be a bit more expensive than sectional gutters, they are extremely durable, require little maintenance, and are not susceptible to leaks, which helps greatly reduce the risk of damage to your home.
How long do gutters usually last?
This depends a lot on the type of gutter you are going to use. In the case of Galvanized steel and aluminum gutters, they have a lifespan of 20 years. In the case of copper gutters, 50 years.
How long do seamless gutters take to install?
Taking into account that seamless gutters are created from the specifications of your home, they are easier to install than sectional ones. So much so that the installations can be completed in a single day, although it also depends a lot on the size of the house and if there is Gutter replacement work involved.
Can I paint my seamless metal gutters?
In the case of selecting seamless aluminum gutters, you can only use specific products to paint them and that do not have ammonia. In addition, both aluminum and steel gutters come in a variety of colors, so it would not be necessary to paint them if you choose an option that suits your home.