Out of all materials that are available Aluminum eavestrough installation is always preferred because of their rust free property. In this blog we will discuss some important thing to consider for Aluminium eavestrough installation

Things You Should Know About Aluminum eavestrough installation

  • Measure house fascia: To determine length of eavestrough you need to measure along house fascia.
  • Seal with silicon: Sealing edges and spaces between joints where Aluminum eavestrough installation is being done is necessary. For this purpose silicone sealant is used.
  • Cut the gutter: Measure and cut the Aluminum eavestroughs to length using a hacksaw and tin snips.
  • Secure Aluminum corners: Using pop rivets apply silicone sealant to the corners to protect and fasten pre-mitered aluminum corner to the eavestroughs.
  • Attach an outlet: Drill a 3-inch-diameter hole through the bottom of the gutter using a hole saw. Affix an outlet fitting to the hole with sealant and rivets. Align the L-shaped gutter against the house fascia, ensuring the high end is leveled. Ensure that the front edge of the gutter does not extend beyond the roof plane.
  • Position the high end: Position brackets along the gutter, securing them with screws into the rafter tails.Affix aluminum wall brackets to the house corner boards.
  • Fix bracket and fascia into a rafter tail: Use short sheet-metal screws through the wall brackets to anchor the downspout securely.
  • Adjust the pitch of the eavestroughs: to ensure rainwater to be drained down to where the downspout will be installed, pitch is adjusted accordingly.
  • Assemble rainwater drainpipe: Excavate a shallow trench from the lower end of the downspout, extending away from the house. Utilize PVC primer and cement to construct a rainwater drainpipe from 4-inch-diameter PVC pipe and various fittings.
  • Glue an elbow and drainage cap: Affix a 90-degree elbow and a rectangular downspout fitting to one extremity of the drainpipe, ensuring a secure bond using cement. At the other end, bond an elbow and a drainage cap using adhesive. Introduce the lower end of the downspout into the rectangular fitting connected to the PVC drainpipe.
  • Lay the drainpipe: After Slipping the bottom end of the downspout into the rectangular fitting attached to the end of the PVC drainpipe. Lay the drainpipe in the trench, then backfill.

This process is complicated and needs professional assistance and proper tools that’s why we always recommend professional assistance from GutterItUp for Aluminum eavestrough installation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Aluminum Eavestroughs

Here we are trying to answer some frequently asked questions about aluminum eavestroughs. If you have more questions please don’t hesitate to reach your gutter support.

1. How are Aluminum eavestroughs and downspouts joined together?

For Aluminum eavestroughs we need to use sheet metal screws or pop-rivets and to connect downspouts use downspout connector.

2. How do you connect Aluminum eavestroughs?

In Short connecting eavestroughs consist of 5 steps i.e measure, cut, join, apply sealant and secure.to read in detail you can check Rain Gutter Installation.

3. What are some disadvantages of Aluminum eavestroughs?

Temperature fluctuations pose a risk to aluminum gutters, this recurring cycle of expansion and contraction may eventually result in ruptures and a gradual weakening of the gutter structure, making it more susceptible to damage over time. Extreme weather conditions such as hail, ice, or high winds can easily dent the aluminum gutter, leaving it in a less aesthetically pleasing condition.