Gutters are important parts of the home. These are used to prevent rainwater and other debris from falling just about anywhere below the roofline, and they are designed to direct rainwater and debris away from the home. With such an important task that gutters have, it’s important to ensure securely they are held in place.
Our gutters are held in place using what is called a gutter hanger. Gutter hangers are made of the same material as the gutters and are designed so they can fasten the gutters to the building, particularly at the edge of the roofing. They are spaced every two to three feet in order to allow gutters to withstand heavy weight.
There are several kinds of gutter hangers on the market. All of them have their pros and cons, but all of them are meant to keep gutters in place.
Hangers Secured to Fascia
These simple hangers mount securely onto fascia boards so they can keep gutters in place.
Spikes and Ferrules
This hanger drives a spike straight through the gutter to secure it to the roof. Repair might be needed over time as this hanger system is vulnerable to repeated freeze and thaw cycles.
Exposed Brackets and Straps
Exposed brackets and straps provide additional strength for the gutter by wrapping around it while being attached to the fascia board. This hanger type allows the gutter to expand as needed. Roof repair contractors, however, remind homeowners that the straps can be knocked off during cleaning and maintenance.
Hidden hangers are popular for their overall aesthetics and performance. Most professional roofers consider it the best hanger system design.