Monthly ArchiveApril 2018

Seamless aluminum gutters and downspouts

Gutters and downspouts are required by almost every house in the world. If the roof drainage is ineffective, the runoff dumps next to the foundation. This flow of water can damage decks, patios, exterior siding, and plants, while also causing erosion. There is a chance that the basement might even be flooded.

In addition, gutters need to look presentable and good, as they are a prominent feature of the exterior of the house. Homeowners may elect to replace downspouts and gutters when a house requires re-roofing. In these cases, its usually best to hire a professional roofing installation company, like Storm Group Roofing based out of Minneapolis.

Installing aluminum gutters in different varieties of colors and styles meet the needs and budget of the customers.

The major advantage of seamless aluminum gutters is that they can be custom-made to almost any length that is required hence, eliminating the need for the usage of seams.

The gutters are made in a gutter machine. The flat sheet of aluminum enters from one end of the machine and comes out of the opposite side with the formation of a gutter profile. One of the most popular profiles for seamless gutters is a style gutter with a K shape and a curved front edge.

This is how seamless aluminum gutters and downspouts are installed:

1- Flat gutters to formed gutters: This gutter with a K profile starts out as a flat single sheet of aluminum, whose profile is made in the gutter machine. Once they are made, workers trim the gutter with the help of a machine and attach the end caps. Then the caps are crimped and sealed to ensure that the gutter is watertight.

2- Brackets: They are cross braces that help make the gutter stiffer. They also provide attachment sites for screwing the gutter.

3- Fasten it to the fascia: Drive a screw through each and every bracket in the fascia board. This will enable the gutter to drop the water where the downspout is located.

4- Downspouts are mostly assembled from the straight sections and the elbows of the gutter, screwed to the drop outlets of the gutter and the walls of the household.