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Rain gutters and downspouts are an important part of your home’s weather protection and water proofing system. However, it needs an extra care while doing gutter installation. Here are some tips and facts on effective and careful gutter installation.

Need of Gutter Installation:
The need of a gutter system is better realized when it is raining and your roof is sending the rains from all over its surface to your earth. Also, when installed, the gutter system should be made proper. Without proper gutter systems, water would erode the soil around foundation or leak into the basement. It can prevent rotting your wood trim, eroding foundations and encouraging mold.

What do you need in Gutter Installation?
A set of materials and tools are readily available at home centers and roofing-supply firms. Before you proceed for purchase, you might have to get an approximation of the length of gutters and downspouts and number of brackets, screws and rivets. However, having some extra isn’t a bad idea at all for future gutter installation, if needed. In the list of the gutter installation purchase you need the following items:

6” Half Round Gutter: The gutter (it can be any shape and size as per your need and wish)
Spherical End-cups: To close the gutters at its ends. It can be non-spherical as per the shape of gutters.
Strip-miter: Aluminum strips which are used to cover the gaps at the joint from inside

Corner Joints: Joints to be used at the corners
Fascia Brackets: Brackets used to hold the gutter
Downspout Set: This includes downspout outlet, elbow, section, brackets and corrugated downspouts
Wooden Spacers: Wooden blocks used to separate the downspout from the wall

Gutter Installation
The first thing you need to know about is the dimensions and measurements for the system you want to install. You have to snap the markings on your fascia and wall parts where you will fit the brackets. Make sure you leave enough and proper space and inclination in this marking. Inclination or slope of the gutter towards the downspout is an important factor which prevents water from getting stored in the gutters and damaging them.

On the marking of the gutter route, drill the fascia and the wall to fit the fascia brackets on fascia and downspout brackets on the wall. Make sure you fit wooden blocks on wall for maintaining a distance between wall and downspout to prevent your wall getting damaged by the downspout. Needless to say, all the wooden blocks should be cut in equal width.

Now, cut the gutter in size as per the measurements you have taken. Finish the end-points and make 450 angled cuts on corners to join them perfectly at right-angle. Join the end-cups at the dead ends of the gutter. Mark the downspout location on gutter and cut a hole of the downspout’s size from the gutter. It’s much easier to join sections on the ground than to work from the top of a ladder.
Its time now! Install the gutter on the pre-brackets. Make sure that it is fit properly on each of the brackets and the balance and slope is maintained. At the corners, use strip-miters to fill the errors happened at cutting. This prevents your gutters from leaking at corners. Connect the downspout to the gutter at the place where you have marked its hole.

Although gutter installation is a task you can understand easily, one must avoid doing it on his own. Professionals can do it more easily, speedily and efficiently without charging much of the money for your customized gutter installation.

Island gutters is best choice for gutter installation service and leaf protection systems. We provide gutter installation service, gutter cleaning and gutter repair service to home and business owners in Long Island, New York.

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