How To Install Gutter Wedges

How far apart should gutter wedges be?

If you live in a warm area with less rain, then you should install your gutter hangers near the middle of the gutter every 24 inches or where there is a rafter. For rainy or snowy climates, you should install the gutter hangers closer together, no more than 18 inches apart.

How do you attach gutters to angled fascia?

Best Method for Installing Gutter on Angled Fascia Board

Gutters installed on an angled Fascia board should be installed as level as possible. This is done with the use of gutter wedges (sometimes called “gutter shims”). They are attached to the back of the gutter and are cut to the degree of the roof slope.

What is the purpose of gutter wedge?

Gutter wedges are used to support and stabilize the back of the gutter when it is installed on a slanted fascia board.

How do you properly gap a wedge?

Know your pitching wedge loft.

If it’s 45 degrees or less, add three more wedges that are spaced apart by no more than 4-5 degrees each. So generally think about putting in a gap wedge that’s 48 or 50 degrees, a sand wedge that’s between 54 and 56 degrees, and a lob wedge that’s between 58 and 60 degrees.

Do you nail or screw 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.

How far apart should cast iron gutter brackets be?

Cast Iron Guttering Installation Instructions

Fix cast iron gutter brackets at 600mm centres to give correct line and level. Use appropriate length stainless steel screw.

How many inches should a gutter slope per 1 ft?

A good rule of thumb for a gutter slope is that you want at least a quarter inch of slope for every 10 feet of gutters. However, this number can vary depending on the home’s structure, the length of the gutters and the kind of gutters installed on the home.

How far should gutter downspouts be spaced?

Allow 1 square inch of downspout cross-section for every 100 square feet of roof area. Place downspouts at least 20 feet apart but no more than 50 feet apart.