How to Install Gutter Guards
- on April 22, 2021
- Categories: Hallett Gutter Cover
Let's say you've purchased gutter guards and suddenly your DIY personality suddenly awakens. So you say to yourself, “I'll try to install this myself this time.” Installing gutter guards are really easy – of course, it still depends on the product. But so far most of the brands today are easy to install, but sometimes people prefer having the professional do it for them. On the other hand, DIY enthusiasts now come prepared with the tools for the job and do installations by themselves now. Installation of gutter guards are really easy, especially with the ones from Hallett. We've listed the steps for this process in the following directions.
Preparing the gutters
Make the necessary cleanups first and check if anything needs to repaired such as loose attachments or potential leaks. Don't forget to check the downspouts too.
The clips for the gutter guards
Hallett's gutter guards come with aluminum clips, which is really easy to install. Just clip them to the edges of the gutter guard and keep at least 4-6 inches of space from the edges.
Slide it up the shingles
When the clips are in place, slide the gutter guard under the first row of the shingles of your roof. Do it carefully to prevent damage to both the shingles and the gutter guard. Insert the covers in such a way that the side in which the clips are attached are right above the gutter edges.
Screwing the clips
Once the clips are just above the gutter edges, screw it to the gutter and make sure to leave at least a quarter of a inch gap between the gutter guard. Do this for the other pieces.
Making an enclosure
Always allot a space of the gutter guard in such a way that it sticks out of the gutters' ends. This will be helpful in keeping the birds and pests out. Make an enclosure by bending the extra space of the gutter guard (cut it into shape by metal shears) and and inserting it to the insides of the gutter. The result should look like the extra space of the gutter guard acted as a lid for the gutter by bending it. Trim it as needed.
Looks tricky, but it isn't! Just use metal shears the follow the angle of the corner and install it as normal. Allow a 1 inch overlap between gutter guards to prevent any overflows. The same goes with inside corners.
Deflector for inside corners
Hallett recommends installing a “deflector” for inside corners to regulate the water flow. They provide that as well along the gutter guards. It's a thin sheet of aluminum that is “L-shaped.” Just bend it to go with the inside corner's shape and have it screwed above the gutter guards, leaving an inch of space between the shingles. That's how simple it is to install gutter guards, specifically from Hallett. It's recommended to have your installation check at least once a year to make sure everything is in good shape.