How to Install an Amerimax Gutter Guard Girder

Updated February 21, 2017

Amerimax gutter guards are useful on any gutters. These guards help keep gutters clean and free from debris. If a gutter does not have gutter guard, it can get clogged with leaves and branches from trees. Gutter guards protect the gutter from rain damage and can help your gutters last longer. Gutter guard girders are small bars that hold the gutter guard in place. They are hangers that attach directly to the top of the gutter. Installing gutter guard girders is a simple process that can go a long way toward protecting your gutters.

Position a ladder at the bottom of the gutter beginning at any corner of the house. Clean out the gutter and remove any dirt and debris with a gutter scoop. Throw out all leaves and twigs by hand and scoop up mud and small objects with the scooper.

Line up the first gutter guard girder 2 to 3 inches from the edge of the gutter, beginning at any corner. Slide the girder in place at the top of the gutter. Push the front clip of the girder into the front lip of the gutter and snap it into place.

Set the back clip of the girder on top of the gutter. Drill a small gutter screw through the provided hole in the girder. Screw it down firmly with a power drill until the head of the screw is flush with the girder bracket.

Measure 30 inches down the gutter and install the second gutter guard girder just like the first was installed. Repeat the process all the way down the gutter until all of the girders are installed. Move the ladder when necessary and inspect all of the girders upon completion. Verify they are tight and secure in place before installing the gutter guard.


Always be careful when using a ladder. Make sure it is on stable and steady ground at all times.

Things You'll Need

  • Ladder
  • Gutter scooper
  • Gutter screw
  • Power drill
  • Tape measure
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