Before installing GutterStuff®, clean out the existing leaves and debris stuck in your gutters. The gutters should be washed out, if possible. Downspouts should be cleared of any obstruction, with special attention to all corners or elbows. Gutters should be checked to ensure that they are properly sloped towards the downspouts. All spikes and hangers should be securely tightened. Hangers should be added where needed.
Insert GutterStuff® into the gutter so that its narrowest point, or the sharpest angle, is tucked under the front lip of the gutter. GutterStuff® should run to the back of the gutter, completely filling the space across the top of the gutter. Then turn it at a 90 degree angle to sit snugly on the bottom of the gutter. Slide GutterStuff® into the gutter under each spike or hanger then tuck the front edge of the material under the lip of the gutter.
Place the foam sections into the gutter end to end, making sure there are no gaps between sections. A knife or scissors may be used to cut any excess material, if needed, at the end of each run. At corners or angles, use a miter cut to create a channel for the water to flow freely. Do not stretch the material to make it fit as it will shrink back to its original form and leave gaps.
Regular maintenance is important for the wear of GutterStuff® and greatly reduces the need for messy gutter cleaning. We recommend air cleaning your roof and gutters at least once a year to increase the efficiency and flow of GutterStuff®. A garden hose can also be used to flush out any stranded debris from the foam filter. GutterStuff® makes a messy job simple.