Installing rain gutters is an important part of any home maintenance project. Not only do they protect your home from water damage, but they also help preserve exterior paint and siding.

This article will cover the key steps involved during residential rain gutter installation. Read on to learn more.

Planning and Prepping for Installation

Before you can even think about installing rain gutters, you need to plan out the installation process. This includes measuring the size of your roof and determining how many lengths of gutter you'll need to purchase.

You'll also need to purchase a downspout and any additional accessories you might want to add. Also, make sure you have all of the necessary tools (ladder, drill, etc.) on hand before beginning the installation process.

Once you have everything you need, it's time to start prepping for installation. Begin by cleaning the area around your roof where the gutters will be installed. Trim any overhanging branches and remove any debris that could potentially block the flow of water into your gutter system. This way, you can ensure that your gutters will adequately divert water away from your home.

Installing Brackets and Hangers

Once you've prepped for installation, it's time to begin attaching the brackets and hangers that will hold up your gutters. Start by attaching a bracket or hanger every few feet along the edge of your roof. This will ensure that your gutters are secure and won't sag over time.

Make sure each bracket or hanger is securely fastened with screws into both the fascia board and the rafter tails below it. The fascia board is the wood that runs along the edge of your roof. The rafter tails are the ends of each rafter beam that extends past the fascia board. Once you've installed all the brackets and hangers, you're ready to move on to step three!

Attaching Gutter Sections

Now that all your brackets and hangers are installed, it's time to attach each gutter section along them. Start at one end of your roofline and then work your way towards the other end, connecting sections as needed with rivets or screws (depending on what type of gutter material you used).

Make sure each connection is tight so that no leaks occur once rainfall starts coming down. Don't forget to install downspouts at regular intervals along your eavestrough system as well. These will help channel water away from your foundation walls and landscaping features to further prevent water damage. 

For more information on a residential gutter installation, contact a professional near you.