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Old 03-17-2014, 08:22 PM   #1
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Gutter Replacement

This winter's snowfall put an end to the gutters on the back of my house. Fortunately it's not long or complex. I have one 90 degree angle and two downspouts.

Anyway, this will be my 1st gutter install. Are there any notes that anyone has learned that would be of use to a novice?
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:59 PM   #2
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This winter's snowfall put an end to the gutters on the back of my house. Fortunately it's not long or complex. I have one 90 degree angle and two downspouts.

Anyway, this will be my 1st gutter install. Are there any notes that anyone has learned that would be of use to a novice?
I have never had to replace any gutters, I just climb up top once a year and hammer in the nails that have come loose.

One thing I have considered is (If I ever have to replace them.) using some decorative downspouts or straps. There are some really nice ones available and I think they could add a bit of personality to the home. Inexpensive as well........

https://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...orative+gutter

http://www.rutlandguttersupply.com/hangers/Hangers.asp

http://www.guttersupply.com/p-Orname...Brackets.gstml

http://www.guttersupply.com/p-products-ornamental.gstml
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:27 PM   #3
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Thanks Raymond. I may just have to do as you suggest. I'll have to check the board that the gutters are nailed to but I just assumed it was going to need replacement. I do want to get a good leaf blocking system on the back gutters though. There are a great number of trees that use my drainage system as a trashcan. Any suggestions there? I've tried some wire mesh stuff but the foliage just laughs at that stuff.
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Thanks Raymond. I may just have to do as you suggest. I'll have to check the board that the gutters are nailed to but I just assumed it was going to need replacement. I do want to get a good leaf blocking system on the back gutters though. There are a great number of trees that use my drainage system as a trashcan. Any suggestions there? I've tried some wire mesh stuff but the foliage just laughs at that stuff.
I have trees at the end of my yard , but not around the house.
I don't have a real need for the leaf guards.

I have read that the leaf guards 'collect' leaves and that water flows over the leaves and not into the gutters. That may not apply to all of them but I am sure it is relevant to a few.

What you may want to consider is a screen that you put in the top of the downspout to keep leaves from clogging up the downspout. I have never used it, but it's an idea.


something like this.........

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded...6?N=5yc1vZar5e
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:55 PM   #5
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Joe you need to get that cool robotic gutter cleaner like Phil in Modern Family. Then you could just sit in a lawn chair sipping iced tea like a bauss while simultaneously cleaning your gutters!


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