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Seamless Rain Gutters Can Save Your Home From Damage

Seamless rain gutters are very useful to your home, and are becoming quite popular for homeowners for their aesthetic appeal as well as their protection. They divert the rain from the siding of your home, the foundation, and basement. Plus since they are seamless they also look great and gives your home a finished appearance. Seamless rain gutter are an inexpensive way to protect your home from rain and buildup of dead leaves and debris. You can find them at any of your local hardware stores, for decent prices, especially when you think of what could happen to your home from water damage these gutters protect you from.   You can buy Seamless Rain Gutter Installation kits and install them yourself, Or hire and experienced contractor to do it for you. If you have carpentry experience they are not too difficult to install, but most places that you purchase them from like Lowes or Home Depot will come in and install them for you for a extra fee. Or if you are having your roof repaired or replaced, you can just ask them to install them in the process. But if you do have carpentry experience, here are the tools and steps required to complete the project correctly and successfully. The tools you need are a ladder, hammer, nails, measuring tape, and chalk line. These all can be found around your house already, so there is no need to go out and buy expensive ones. What you will need to purchase is the seamless gutters, corner mounts, downspouts, and the gutter mounts. Once you have gathered all the tools and supplies, then it is time to start your Seamless Rain Gutter Installation Project. The first thing you are going to have to do and is most likely the most important is to mark a chalk line of where you planned to hang the gutters. You should take into mind that rain gutters need to be installed with at least 2 inches of downward slope so that the rain can properly drain down the gutters.   When you go to install the hangers, if you plan on putting downspouts on both ends than start in the middle, otherwise you start at the end where you are not putting a downspout. Install a hanger every 2 foot or 24 inches, you will do this with a hammer and nails. If the manufactures directions tell you to do something different than go ahead and follow their guidelines so you do not void the warranty if they come with one. Once you have all the hangers securely in place then it is time to actually do the Seamless Rain Gutter Installation. These usually just snap into place on the hangers then you connect the long seamless pieces into the corner mounts. Just keep doing this all around your house being sure that they are snugly in place. Sometimes, it is good to take some weatherproof sealant and seal all the seams, but on most that are sold it is not really needed. But for extra protection it can be done.   John Williams is a retired roofer that has turned his attentions to writing blogs designed to help people with all their DIY projects. He has written several articles for magazines like Fine Woodworking and Popular Mechanics. He currently writes at www.aussieblueroofing.com.
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Seamless rain gutters are very useful to your home, and are becoming quite popular for homeowners for their aesthetic appeal as well as their protection. Learn more here...

Seamless rain gutters are very useful to your home, and are becoming quite popular for homeowners for their aesthetic appeal as well as their protection. They divert the rain from the siding of your home, the foundation, and basement. Plus since they are seamless they also look great and gives your home a finished appearance.

Seamless rain gutter are an inexpensive way to protect your home from rain and buildup of dead leaves and debris. You can find them at any of your local hardware stores, for decent prices, especially when you think of what could happen to your home from water damage these gutters protect you from.

 

You can buy Seamless Rain Gutter Installation kits and install them yourself, Or hire and experienced contractor to do it for you.

If you have carpentry experience they are not too difficult to install, but most places that you purchase them from like Lowes or Home Depot will come in and install them for you for a extra fee. Or if you are having your roof repaired or replaced, you can just ask them to install them in the process.

But if you do have carpentry experience, here are the tools and steps required to complete the project correctly and successfully.

The tools you need are a ladder, hammer, nails, measuring tape, and chalk line. These all can be found around your house already, so there is no need to go out and buy expensive ones. What you will need to purchase is the seamless gutters, corner mounts, downspouts, and the gutter mounts.

Once you have gathered all the tools and supplies, then it is time to start your Seamless Rain Gutter Installation Project.

  • The first thing you are going to have to do and is most likely the most important is to mark a chalk line of where you planned to hang the gutters. You should take into mind that rain gutters need to be installed with at least 2 inches of downward slope so that the rain can properly drain down the gutters.  
  • When you go to install the hangers, if you plan on putting downspouts on both ends than start in the middle, otherwise you start at the end where you are not putting a downspout. Install a hanger every 2 foot or 24 inches, you will do this with a hammer and nails. If the manufactures directions tell you to do something different than go ahead and follow their guidelines so you do not void the warranty if they come with one.
  • Once you have all the hangers securely in place then it is time to actually do the Seamless Rain Gutter Installation. These usually just snap into place on the hangers then you connect the long seamless pieces into the corner mounts. Just keep doing this all around your house being sure that they are snugly in place.
  • Sometimes, it is good to take some weatherproof sealant and seal all the seams, but on most that are sold it is not really needed. But for extra protection it can be done.
 

John Williams is a retired roofer that has turned his attentions to writing blogs designed to help people with all their DIY projects. He has written several articles for magazines like Fine Woodworking and Popular Mechanics. He currently writes at www.aussieblueroofing.com.

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