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Become A Gutter Installer

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Working As A Gutter Installer

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • $35,110

    Average Salary

What Does A Gutter Installer Do At USI Pro Insulation

duties as assigned

What Does A Gutter Installer Do At Blue Mountain Construction

* Installation of HVAC, Sheet Metal and Gutters
* Have knowledge of current HVAC code, regulations, and industry standards
* Must provide own tools

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How To Become A Gutter Installer

Most floor, ceiling, and wall insulation workers learn their trade on the job since no formal education is typically required. Most mechanical insulation workers complete an apprenticeship program after earning a high school diploma or equivalent.


There are no specific education requirements for floor, ceiling, and wall insulation workers. Mechanical insulation workers should have a high school diploma. High school courses in basic math, woodworking, mechanical drawing, algebra, and general science are considered helpful for all insulation workers.


Most floor, ceiling, and wall insulation workers learn their trade on the job. New workers are provided basic instruction on installation and begin to place insulation immediately. Insulators who install blown or sprayed insulation will work alongside more experienced workers to learn how to operate equipment before being tasked with leading a spray installation job.

Most mechanical insulation workers learn their trade through a 4-year apprenticeship. Some apprenticeships may last up to 5 years, depending on the program. For each year of a typical program, apprentices must have at least 1,700 to 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training and a minimum of 144 hours of related technical instruction. Technical instruction includes learning about installation techniques as well as basic mathematics, how to read and draw blueprints, general construction techniques, safety practices, and first aid.

Unions and individual contractors offer apprenticeship programs. Although most new workers start out by entering apprenticeships directly, others begin by working as helpers. Some apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans. The basic qualifications required for entering an apprenticeship program are as follows:

  • Being 18 years old
  • Being physically able to do the work
Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Insulation workers who remove and handle asbestos must be trained through a program accredited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Insulation contractor organizations offer voluntary certification to help workers prove their skills and knowledge of residential and industrial insulation.

The National Insulation Association also offers a certification for mechanical insulators who conduct energy appraisals to determine if and how insulation can benefit industrial customers.

Important Qualities

Dexterity. Insulation workers must be able to work in confined spaces while maintaining coordination and control of tools and materials. Also, insulators often must reach above their heads to fit and fasten insulation into place.

Math Skills. Mechanical insulators need to measure the size of the equipment or pipe they are insulating. This is especially important when insulation is formed off site so that additional cuts are unnecessary.

Mechanical skills. Insulation workers use a variety of hand and power tools to install insulation. Those who apply foam insulation, for example, must be able to operate and maintain a compressor and sprayer to spread the foam onto walls or across attics.

Physical stamina. Insulators may spend up to 12 hours a day standing, reaching, and bending. Workers should be able to stay physically active without getting tired.

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Gutter Installer Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Polish

  • Carrier

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Real Gutter Installer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Steamless Gutter Installer Supervisor Gutterman Services Inc. Sterling, VA Mar 03, 2010 $69,080
Seamless Gutter Installer Supervisor Gutterman Services Inc. Sterling, VA Sep 30, 2008 $69,080
Steamless Gutter Installer Supervisor Gutterman Services Inc. Sterling, VA Jul 02, 2008 $69,080
Gutter Cleaner/Installer Garden State Gutter Cleaning West Orange, NJ Apr 15, 2015 $61,526

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Top Skills for A Gutter Installer


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Top Gutter Installer Skills

  1. OLD Gutters
  2. Seamless Rain Gutters
  3. Practice Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted with the installing of seamless gutters on homes and garages, took down old gutters, etc.
  • Job duties included installation of seamless rain gutters and down spouts.
  • Followed established job site safety regulations and maintained a safe and clean work area.
  • Managed a seamless gutter machine crew, as well as soffit and siding installers in a hands-on fashion.
  • Install gutters cut and install down spouts.

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