How to Install an Aluminium Gutter on a Hardie Fascia Board

Along with vinyl, aluminum gutters are popular in many households. Hardie fascia board is made by James Hardie and is the world leader in fiber cement board. James Hardie manufactures many different types of siding, shingles and fascia board among other products. They are engineered to withstand any climate and are resistant to rotting, warping or cracking. Installing gutters over Hardie fascia board is no different than installing gutters over other types of siding. Aluminum gutters are an important part of any home, and are relatively easy to install for most homeowners. With the proper tools and instructions these new gutters can be installed in no time.

Step 1

Measure the side of the house that the gutter will be installed on and record the measurements. Measure the gutter, mark it and cut it with tin snips if necessary to fit to size.

Step 2

Snap a chalk line across the fascia where the gutter will be installed and verify that there is at least a 1/4-inch slope for every 10 feet of gutter.

Step 3

Pre-drill 1/4-inch holes every 16 inches along the Hardie fascia board, running horizontally across the house. Attach the fascia brackets with 1/4-inch lag screws.

Step 4

Attach end caps to both sides of the gutter by sliding them over both the right and left ends. Snap them into place and make sure they are secure to the gutter.

Step 5

Cut a hole near the end of the gutter for the downspout. Drill straight through the gutter with a hole saw chucked into a drill, using a bit 4 inches in diameter.

Step 6

Set the gutter in the already installed fascia brackets. Slide the back edge of the gutter into the hooks located at the top of the back of the brackets.

Step 7

Drill a 3/16-inch mounting hole every 16 inches on the outside of the gutter near the top. Put a gutter sleeve on the inside of the gutter directly behind the pre-drilled hole. Insert a gutter screw through the hole until it hits the back of the gutter. Hammer the screw the rest of the way into the Hardie fascia board.