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Question DetailsAsked on 12/9/2011

Is there a particular time of year when it is better to install new aluminum gutters in Livingston, New Jersey?

I am considering having my aluminum gutters replaced in February or March 2012. Does the cold weather affect the installation process or aluminum material?

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Not really.

Installing them now, instead of the busy spring and summer months may actually give you a better labor price (since there isn't a line of clients waiting).

The only issue is if the installers use caulk on the joints; the temperature of the metal and caulk will affect how well it adheres. Generally you want to reduce the amount of seams and caulked joints anyway to reduce clog areas and maintenance down the road.

Answered 8 years ago by Kenny Johnson


Any time the temperature is not extreme you will get an ok installation. Rather than the time of year would suggest the materials used and process are areas of prime focus. Aluminum gutters come in two basic weights .027 & .032. Always require the heavier .032 for durabilty. Equally the downspouts come in .019 & .024 weights. The .019 has the strength of a coca cola can. The hangers should be hidden and feature a penetration of at least 1 1/2" screw.

Require a sealant like Geocell for the joints. One final note on pitch of the gutters, they should drop 1/4" per ten feet run and MUST be hung with an installer using a level. If you are thinking of not having to clean the gutters aka a gutter cover. I suggest you explore MasterShield or LeafFilter gutter filters.


Answered 8 years ago by jccasper


I'll tell you that living in the Chicago area which has pretty harsh winters much like NJ, I ecommend NOT installing long runs of gutter in the dead of winter as there will be expansion and contraction problems.


Answered 8 years ago by ReliableAmericanRoof

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