When it comes to gutter installation, you don’t only need to consider the material, color and style, but also the kind of fasteners that will be used for the system. Fasteners secure gutters onto your home, and they are essential to the functionality of your drainage system.
Brackets and Straps
Contractors usually secure half-round gutters with brackets and straps. They are wrapped around the gutters and secured to the fascia board to provide added support and strength to the structure. This hanger system is ideal for areas that experience constant weather shifts as they expand and contract with no issues. However, you must carefully clean them to avoid knocking them off.
Hidden hangers are the most preferred kind among contractors. Installers place them horizontally inside the gutter and screw them into the fascia board. Hidden hangers complement K-style gutters, which is the most popular gutter profile in the U.S. These hangers look more appealing than obvious spikes, and they can handle a lot of water with no issues. They also provide extra support and stability to gutters, which is beneficial in rainy areas. With an efficient gutter system, you can avoid significant exterior and roof repair costs.
Spikes and Ferrules
With this hanger system, the spike is driven into a ferrule or metal tube across the gutter. It ends at the back of the gutter and fastens the gutter into the fascia board. Sometimes, when the spike is inserted into the fascia, the wood splits and gets damaged. These gutter hangers are also exposed to constant free and thaw cycles, causing gutters to expand and contract, and loosen the spikes from the fascia.
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