Here are few, of the many different installation methods and lingo that may be used on your install.
The two main types of gutter systems are sectional and seamless. Sectional gutters only come in 10' sections and can be purchased through a home improvement depot stores, or supply houses.
How to determine which Seamless Rain Gutters and Downspouts...
5 inch seamless rain gutters are common on most residential homes or small businesses. This size rain gutter will capture water draining off of smaller roofs. 5 inch gutters are commonly equipped with 2x3 inch down spouts, but larger 3x4 inch down spouts can be put in areas that require more water to be evacuated.
6 inch seamless rain gutters are commonly used on larger roofs, tile roofs and commercial buildings. Larger roofs that drain mass amounts of water need a larger gutter system that can catch and drain the rain water faster. 6 inch gutters are equipped with 3x4 inch down spouts, which makes it a great gutter system for larger roofs.
5 inch seamless rain gutters can be equipped with 3x4 inch down spouts, but for maximum water drainage choose a 6 inch seamless rain gutter with 3x4 down spouts.
One 2 x 3 downspout for every 600 square ft. of roofing area.
One 3 x 4 downspout for every 1200 square ft. of roofing area.
Example: If your roof is 40 ft. long and 16 ft. to the peak. 40 x 16 = 640 square ft. area
Requires (2) 2x3 downspouts or (1) 3x4 downspout
6" Seamless Rain Gutters may be required to accommodate steep pitch roofs, slate roofs, tile roofs, commercial buildings and other areas depending on the gutter install. 6" gutter should always be equipped with 3x4 downspouts
Miters are where two pieces of gutter come together. There are three types of miters. They are Box, Strip, and Hand Cut also called Custom. Hand Cut is the standard for any gutter company that knows what they are doing. A Hand cut miter is fabricated at the end of each piece of gutter. The two gutters meet up at the corner, and are secured together, than the 1 seam gets sealed.
Geocel or "goop" 2320® and 2321 is a gutter and narrow seam sealant. It is a single-component, elastomeric, semi-self-leveling, high performance tripolymer sealant designed to prevent the passage of air and moisture through small joints or seams. Geocel features excellent adhesion to many building surfaces, even when damp or oily, exceptional ultraviolet resistance, paintable, semi-self-leveling, cleans up easily, asphalt shingle compatible. For Use On asphalt shingles, masonry (brick), concrete, glass, vinyl, wood, sheet metal, and other common building substrates.
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