For the most part, mounting gutters on a stucco-clad house entails the very same procedures and substances as a gutter installation on any other kind of home. However, stucco does introduce some unique concerns in regards to installing attaching and flashing downspouts directly to the stucco walls.

Mounting Gutters

The horizontal gutter itself is attached into the fascia in the edge of the roof rather than directly to the stucco. Depending on the design of the gutter, it may be mounted to the fascia with numerous kinds of mounting hardware. Fascia mounts attach to your fascia board and also encourage the bottom of the fireplace, and bend hangers attach to the roof under the shingles and also encourage the outer border of the fireplace. The gutter is also often secured to the fascia and its span through nails driven through the gutter and into the fascia.

Gutter Slope

Regardless of how they are attached, gutters need to be sloped toward downspouts to make sure that rainwater runs through them and down to the Landscaping front of house San Diego rather than pooling and remaining in the gutter. In general, gutters must slope about 1 inch for every 10 feet of horizontal run. Long runs of 40 feet or more must slope from the middle of both directions toward downspouts at the end of the run rather than toward one downspout at one end of the run.

Kickout Flashing

A fireplace which ends in a vertical wall which rises above the level of the roof must employ a kickout flashing, a piece of flashing which directs runoff from the roof into the gutter. The kickout flashing prevents water from seeping under the stucco and causing damage to the interior structure of the wall. Proper installation of the kickout flashing requires it stretch under the stucco, between the wall sheathing and the stucco’s lath, so the flashing must be installed before the stucco is in place.

Mounting Downspouts

To mount downspouts into stucco, you’ll first have to drill a pilot hole through the stucco into the sheathing beneath. The downspout bracket attaches through screws through the stucco and into sheathing. Driving the screw through a plastic anchor will help the screw to hold securely in the stucco, and filling the hole with caulk before you drive the screw will help to waterproof the hole in the stucco.

Mounting Gutters Directly to Stucco

In just about all circumstances, the gutter will be attached to either the fascia or the rafter tails, not directly to the stucco itself. If it’s necessary to mount a gutter to stucco, like if scuppers or conductor heads divert the flow of runoff and also require a gutter run somewhere besides the roof eaves, the gutters must be attached using the way of attaching downspouts.