Step 2: Attach The Brackets

For best support, screw the brackets to the rafter tails; nailheads on the fascia give away their location. To determine which rafters get brackets, figure that they should be laid out evenly across the span no more than 32 inches apart. Drill pilot holes where the chalk line crosses the selected rafters, then screw the brackets to the fascia. On angled fascia, wedges (shown) make the brackets plumb.
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    Tools List

    • ladder
    • pencil
    • water level
      Water Level
    • 30-foot tape measure
      Measuring tape
    • chalk line
      Chalk line
    • drill
      Drill/driver or Impact driver
    • hole saw
      Hole saw or Metal shears
    • pop rivet gun
      Pop-rivet gun (if using pop rivets)
    • emery cloth
      300-grit emery cloth
    • propane torch
      Hand torch
    • tack cloth
      Wiping cloth

    Shopping List

    Gutter brackets
    Screws (included with brackets)
    50/50 solder