How To Install Gutter Downspouts

How do you fasten downspouts to gutters?

Screw a downspout elbow to the outlet tube protruding down from the gutter. Hold another elbow against the house and cut a piece of downspout to fit between the two elbows. Use needlenosed pliers to slightly crimp the elbow to fit into the downspout (as shown). Fasten the parts together with pop rivets or screws.

How should downspouts be installed?

  1. The general rule is that there needs to be a downspout for every 40 feet of the gutter. …
  2. Downspouts need to be emptied at least 10 feet away from the house.

How do you attach a gutter downspout to a house?

  1. Place the clip around your gutter.
  2. Align the holes in the clip with the pilot holes in the brick.
  3. Screw a concrete screw into each hole.
  4. Once the screws are secure and the clip is snug against the gutter and wall, your job is done.

What do you put at the bottom of a gutter downspout?

Use Splash Blocks at the End of Downspouts

Splash blocks help to protect your lawn from damage as water flows out of the gutter drainage system. They connect to the bottom of your gutters and collect water that would otherwise pool at your home’s foundation.

What holds a downspout in place?

Downspout straps will be used to secure the downspout to the wall. If you are connecting to metal siding then use metal-to-metal lap screws, attach the straps to the high seam of the wall panels. Otherwise use the appropriate screw for your wall condition. NOTE: Straps should be placed approximately every three feet.

How deep should downspout drains be buried?

Downspouts should be buried at least a foot deep underground. If you live in a cold climate, keep in mind that the frost line falls between 36 and 48 inches underground. In that case, you should dig down to below that depth to previent the need to thaw your gutters and downspouts during a cold snap.

How do you keep downspouts from falling off?

The downspout must be attached to the side of the home to prevent it from falling. Use caulk to create a strong seal between the gutter and the downspout. After the caulking has dried, test your new gutter and downspout system.

What does home Depot charge to install gutters?

Q: What does Home Depot charge to install gutters? A: The average cost to install galvanized or aluminum gutters is approximately $4 to $9 per linear foot. There are also vinyl gutters which are much easier to install, and which run at roughly $3 to $5 per linear foot.

What screws to use for gutter downspouts?

The 1 1/2″ hanger screw by Raytec is the best screw to use while fastening a downspout strap to the wall of a home. Pro’s use the 1 1/2″ gutter screws on every downspout strap regardless of the home exterior materials.

What type of screws do you use on downspouts?

The most common heads on gutter screws are flat head screw driver, Phillip’s head screw driver, or hex head.

Do you use nails or screws for gutters?

Screws: A more reliable method because screws don’t pull out over time. Our Installers use a pre-loaded hanger with screws to attach the gutter to the home through the fascia board and into the rafter.