How To Plan Out A Seamless Copper Gutter Install

Construction & Contractors Blog

Seamless copper gutters come with a lot of benefits. They look beautiful and since they don't have seams, they're not susceptible to leaking. If you just bought some and want to get the most out of them for years, here are some installation tips to be aware of.

Measure the Sides of the Home Carefully 

To make sure you order enough materials for a seamless copper gutter installation, you will have to measure each side of your home. This isn't that difficult to do, but it's an important first step in this installation process.

A digital measuring tape would help with this assessment so that you don't have to hold a tape measure in place along the sides with your hands. Once you have these measurements, you'll know how much gutter materials are required for this project and can then order accordingly for a smooth setup experience later on.

Use a Powerful Saw to Make Cuts

If there are any seamless copper gutter sections that are too big based on where you're installing them along the roofline of your property, you'll need to cut them down. This isn't going to be that hard if you use a powerful saw to begin with.

For instance, you can use a power saw to easily cut through seamless gutter materials made out of copper. Just make sure you mark your cuts and then make adjustments to the pieces if they have any rough edges left over. 

Go Back Through And Treat Gaps if Left Over

After you get done installing seamless copper gutters on your property, there might be a few areas with gaps. You want to treat them right away because you want to make sure there isn't any possible way that water leaks out in a way that it's not supposed to.

There are a couple of things you can do for gaps depending on how big they are. If they're really tiny, you can just use sealants to fill in the spaces. Whereas if they're fairly large, you can take extra gutter materials you have left over and bridge the gaps successfully. Then water will be able to move throughout the seamless gutter system in an optimal manner.

A seamless gutter system featuring copper is an incredible investment for your property, especially when it comes to protecting your home from water damage. If you take your time to correctly strategize its installation, you won't have to worry about a thing. 

Speak to a contractor to learn more about copper gutter installation


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