A properly-installed gutter system is essential for your home. It prevents landscaping problems and keeps your exterior walls dry and your home’s foundations intact. For it to function year-round, it must support not only its weight but also extra stresses in the form of heavy rain, snow, ice and wet debris.
Your gutter systems bear the added weight with the help of fasteners called hangers. Today, Pawcatuck Roofing Co., Inc., your local roofing contractor, discusses their importance, as well as the various types of gutter hangers.
How Important Are Gutter Hangers?
When hanging gutter systems, contractors use these fasteners to secure each gutter section to the property. Hangers are spaced every two to three feet so the gutters can remain in place and function as intended.
Take note, though, that gutters will constantly receive large amounts of water during periods of rain, as well as other elements like debris and leaves. Therefore, roofing repair pros must see to it that the hangers they install are the same material as the gutters. Otherwise, corrosion may manifest due to the contact of two different materials when moisture is present.
Different Types of Gutter Hangers
Now you know what’s holding up your gutters, it’s time to learn the several types of gutter hangers available in the market today.
Spikes and Ferrules – This type of gutter hanger has a spike that is driven into a metal tube called a ferrule across the gutter.
Brackets and Straps – This gutter hanger type is commonly used in half-round gutters. It gives added strength to the whole system because of how it wraps around the gutters.
Hidden Hangers – This gutter hanger is considered by many contractors as the most efficient for fastening gutters to the roof. It is placed horizontally inside the gutter and then screwed to the fascia board, providing a more appealing look to the whole system than the visible spikes.
Aside from residential roof repair and commercial roof replacement, Pawcatuck Roofing Co., Inc. can also be relied upon for your gutter needs. We will inspect your gutters to make sure they’re in good shape. If not, we’ll let you know if they can be fixed or need to be replaced.
Give us a call at (860) 599-1024 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Westerly, RI, and the surrounding areas.