How to Attach Gutters to a Tin Roof
Roof gutters are necessary for a tin roof to ensure that water flows freely from the surface. You can save a lot of money by attaching gutters for your tin roof on your own.
Determine the Slope Angle
Calculating the slope of the eaves is the first step of the procedure. Calculate the slope of the roof by attaching the string to the line level. Ensure proper water flow by lowering the gutters by ¼ inch every 10 feet. This arrangement will help the water to drain efficiently. Use a pencil or marker to mark the level lines. You can then mark ¼ inch below the level line for the slope gauge using a pencil or marker.
Measure and Cut the Gutters
Mark the required length of the gutter using a measuring tape. Ensure that you also mark the ends of the gutter pieces. Measure the length of the side of the house before beginning with the procedure. Cut the required area with tin snaps. Wear a pair of rubber gloves throughout the procedure to avoid getting hurt. Avoid the use of a saw as it can produce undesired results.
Attach the Gutters
Use hanging brackets to screw the rain gutter to the roof board. Maintain a distance of 24 inches, while attaching the brackets and a distance of 6 inches from the end of the gutters. Snap the hanging brackets to the gutter sections and screw them below the roof eaves with screws. Take the help of a friend or family member for holding the ladder. Ensure that the ladder has a firm base.
Attach the Downspouts
Install a gutter sleeve section at the end of the gutter. The sleeve section means a hole where you will attach the downspout. Trace the outline of the sleeve with a marker or pencil by placing the gutter sleeve on the gutter. Use a drilling machine and cut out the hole to create an opening. Cut the rest with a jigsaw. Use a file to file down the edges and seal all the edges with a silicon sealant. This will help to prevent leakages. Fold the edges using pliers and fix an end cap to the last gutter. Measure the length of the downspout and cut accordingly.
Connect the Gutters
Connect the downspout to the gutter with screws. Screw all the gutter pieces to the end. Apply sealant to the gaps. Conduct a trial run by checking for leaks using a water hose.
It is better not to attempt this all on your own as it would be quite difficult to manage it alone. Ask someone to help you to make things easier.