Gutters, while not really a maintenance priority in the minds of most homeowners, are quite essential to the well-being of your home. We expect them to support the weight of heavy rain, snow, ice and wet debris in addition to their own. They bear these extra stresses with the help of hangers. The types of gutter hangers in the market have their benefits and drawbacks.
To get the right one, let your residential roofing company consider the structure of your roof and the type of rain gutter. Here are some of the most popular gutter hangers today.
Spikes and Ferrules
This type of hanger has a metal tube or ferrule that crosses the gutter. A spike goes through it, fastening the gutter to the fascia. The spike often splits the fascia causing its deterioration. Freeze and thaw cycles also cause gutters to expand and contract. This loosens the spikes from the fascia. Spikes and ferrules are cheap and easy to install.
Brackets and Straps
This hanger is well-suited with the half-round style guttering. They wrap around the gutter and attach it to the fascia board, strengthening the structure. These hangers can expand and contract without causing any problem. Be careful when cleaning them, though, in case you knock them off. Consult your metal roof replacement expert, CQ Construction & Roofing, if this hanger meets your needs.
Most contractors rate this as the best hanger system in fastening rain gutters to your roof. It lies horizontally in the gutter and attaches into the fascia board. Their improved design gives them a more appealing look than visible spikes. They can also handle more water without a problem, adding more support and stability to the rain gutter. Experts prefer them over the others because they go well with K-style gutters, the most popular in the US.
Turn to CQ Construction & Roofing for gutter and new roof construction services. Call us today at (850) 683-4169 for a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Crestview, FL, and its surrounding areas.