Just working on a seamless gutter job the last few days, kinda being taught the ropes by a guy that i work with. Wondering if anyone has any time saving, or quality improving tips you want to share.
My guys have always cut bay miters and don't find it any different than any other miter. Believe me, these guys spent quite a bit of time perfecting their miter patterns and dare anyone to touch themSome times you have no choice, But to do miters. Sometimes your big bay windows will have gutters and more times than not these are a 22 1/2 deg angle.
I can not speak for everyone, but we overlap the miters and pop rivot together.In my personal opinion mitered corners are not as good as strip-miter corners. Miter corners are just butt joints with caulking just over the seam, when the gutter expands and contracts it will separate the caulking and cause a leak, I have even see the rivets pull out of the corner because of the movement. On our strip miters we run a bead of caulk on the miter before we install the miter, this bonds the miter to the guttering and then use screw to attach everything. We have taken miters apart years later and it actually pulls the paint off the gutter.