One more gutter thread


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Old 04-18-06, 08:36 AM
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One more gutter thread

I know the recommendation is have gutters installed professionally. Well, I've called around and the folks around here are totally jammed up doing whole house hurricane fixes still. Nobody has time to mess with with my little installation for weeks if not months. If I want it done anytime soon I have to do it myself.

I need to do a run of about 12 feet, make an outside corner and run about another 10 feet where I will end with a downspout. I've considered various materials and have pretty much decided on aluminum rather than vinyl, mostly because vinyl seems to be only available in white around here and I need brown. Painting it seems an extra hassle for little, if any, benefit. I plan to use the hidden hangers that come with a screw as part of the hanger (rather than using a nail).

The questions I have are pretty simple:

What's the best sealant to use at seams? HD sells "Seamer Mate" (but only in little tubes) for this purpose and I believe Liquid Nails makes a gutter seal product, likely others as well.

As far as joining run to corner piece, end cap, downspout, etc, do you use just sealant or do you drill and pop rivet as well?

Thanks for your time.

Tom
 
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Old 04-20-06, 05:47 AM
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No advice on these?
 
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Old 04-20-06, 11:20 AM
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Tom - I used a product called "Surebond" to seal my gutter seams. It comes in a regular size "caulk gun" tube. It hasn't failed in 5 years. I found it on the internet at a gutter supply store.
 
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Old 04-20-06, 11:27 AM
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Thanks Wayne!
 
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Old 05-22-06, 05:54 AM
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I got the gutters finished this weekend. They came out well but not perfect. Had to reseal several of the joints after testing. It was not a terrible job but wasn't easy either. I think the standard recommendation here of having a pro gutter company do it is the best idea if you can manage it.
 
 

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