Help needed on vinyl gutter installation.

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Old 03-28-13, 02:38 PM
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Help needed on vinyl gutter installation.

I am trying to install gutters at my house. I have no prior experience. I watched couple of videos and felt i would be able to manage. In the videos i watched, i saw the gutters started 1/2 to 1 inch from the roof edge. However, At my house, i see a metal strip 2.5 inches wide all along on the facia board from the roof edge. Should i consider lining the gutter on the steel strip or should i start the gutter lined below the metal strip. if i start below the metal strip, the gutters will be about 3 inches down from the roof edge. should i consider a pro install it for me?
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Old 03-28-13, 03:48 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Others will be along with different opinions so hold tight but I personally hire gutters done because the pros can install seamless and I can only buy pieces which mean my installation would have seams in it.
 
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Old 03-28-13, 03:53 PM
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Vinyl gutters will have questionable joints in them, but if you have them, start them under the flap of that edge drip. There won't be any fasteners through the vertical lip. This will help with capillary water running down the edge drip by mistake to be redirected into your gutters.

I, too, like seamless gutters. For the time and money spent, I'd check into them as well. May save a little.
 
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I started mine tucked as far up under the flashing as I could.

I mounted my first bracket, then took it down and put a screw in the hole. I took my chalk snap line and after figuring out the slope (1/4" over 10', so 40' was 1") and snapped the line. I probably went overkill with the hangers, but I put them in every 2'. The first hanger was 1' from the end of the eave, so that the joints between gutter sections wouldn't overlap with the hangers. I marked with a silver Sharpie (eave is painted light-blue) my 2' intervals. I installed all of the hangers, then I slid the gutter segments in. Once all were in then I installed the downspout adapter, the endcaps, and the joints.
 
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I thank you all for the valuable feedback. I decided to go with seamless aluminum gutters.
 
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Old 03-31-13, 11:00 AM
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Rock and roll. I don't think you will be disappointed. I know it is a little more expensive, but no leaks since there are no seams, and it's up in a day with no hassle.
 
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