INSTALLING METAL GUTTERS OF ROOFS CIVIL ENGINEERING TUTORIALS

INSTALLING METAL GUTTERS OF ROOFS CIVIL ENGINEERING BASICS
How To Install Metal Gutter Of Roof?

Installing Metal Gutters

Most metal gutters in residential drainage systems are installed with large spikes that pass through the sides and into the fascia board (Fig. 14-8).


A metal tube or sleeve, called a ferrule, mounts around the spike and maintains the spacing of the gutter sides. Locate these spikes 24 to 30 inches apart, depending on snow conditions.

Two other hanging methods can be used for metal gutters. Sickle-shaped hangers can be fastened to the fascia boards about every 30 inches. The gutters are laid on top of the hanger (Fig. 14- 9).


This method eliminates the need to drill holes in the gutter and thus is easier than spiking the gutters in place. The sickleshaped hangers are more expensive than spikes.

The second way to hang metal gutters is to use strap hangers. These hangers have flanges that are nailed in place under the roofing material (Fig. 14-10).


This type of hanger is best used on new work, since there is always a chance of damaging the existing roofing when it is pried up to install the hanger. Elbows usually connect outlet tubes and collector spouts.

Squeeze the end of the downspout and insert it into the large end of the elbow. Downspouts are fastened to the wall with downspout straps. Be sure the straps are long enough to anchor the downspout securely to the wall.

If the gap between the wall and the downspout is too wide, shim the downspout strap 1 inch away from the wall with a product that is weather-resistant or waterproof. Use two straps on each 10-foot length of downspout and three straps on two joined 10-foot sections.

To enable downspouts to perform their maximum service, install them so that they carry water as far away from the building’s foundation line as possible. This is very important—foundation problems are common triggers of very complex and expensive litigation.

There are several ways to achieve this, but the most popular are to use a concrete splash block directly under the downspout, which runs the water toward the driveway or a similar draining surface, or to connect the downspout directly to an underground line that leads to the storm sewer system.

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