Installing seamless aluminum gutters & downspouts
1. From flat to formed. This K-profile gutter starts out as a flat sheet of aluminum. The gutter machine forms the profile, enabling the crew to create seamless gutters of any length. After the machine trims the gutter to the required length, workers attach end caps, then crimp and seal the caps to make the gutter watertight.
2. Brackets add strength. These cross braces are installed every 36 in. or so to stiffen the gutter. The brackets also provide attachment points for screwing the gutter to the fascia board during gutter installation.
3. Fastened to the fascia. Driving a screw through each gutter bracket and into the fascia board anchors the gutter in place. Each gutter section is pitched so that water can drain toward the drop outlet for the downspout.
4. Down the drain. Downspouts are assembled from elbows and straight sections then screwed to the gutter drop outlets and to the wall of the house.