Gutter Seamer Cover Question


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Old 04-04-19, 05:17 PM
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Gutter Seamer Cover Question

Just had new 6 inch gutters installed today. All of the gutter joints are a single seam with a 'seamer' cover riveted with 4 screws to the outside of the gutter itself. Some of the gutter joints are inverted due to the gutter following the edge of the bay window.

How tightly or how flush should these seamer covers be fitted to the gutter joint ? Some of the covers look terrible, they are bowed in places, and dent'd on others. It appears the installer was trying to make the cover fit correctly.
Even though the seam cover appears to be attached correctly, the installer looks like they had to try to bend and mold the cover to fit the joint.

Is there a proper way or some tool the installer should of used to make these gutter joints look more uniformed ? Thank you
 
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Old 04-04-19, 05:19 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

It would be helpful if you could post a picture of it...... How-to-insert-pictures
 
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Old 04-04-19, 05:26 PM
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Hi PJmax, Thank you. It's dark here now, I will post a couple pictures tomorrow.
 
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Old 04-04-19, 08:33 PM
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Those covers are not made for every conceivable angle, so that's why it looks odd going around a bay. He probably did the best he could... that is typically not an easy thing to work around. 90 degree corners are easy... 30 degrees not so much. The main thing is that it doesn't leak. As far as aesthetics, I'm sure he would probably say, sorry I did the best I could.
 
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Attached pictures

See attached pictures.
You can see how the seamer covers are dent'd and not formed really
well around the gutter. You can see gaps around the edges.

The seams where the gutters bow outwards are generally better.

The installers did use the Geocel product 2321 to seal the seams on the inside from what we can tell.

What would of been are other 'good' choices to handle these seams ?
We pointed it out the owner of the company, and supposedly, in 21 years we were the 1st customers to complain about this.
 
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Old 04-05-19, 05:09 AM
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They do look like they have one little dent, but the way they gap open behind is fairly normal. I wonder if the dent was from him trying to bend them around so they lay a little flatter?
 
 

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