Four types of gutter hangers commonly used
Seamless Gutter Installation requires a gutter hanger to affix the gutter to the home. There are a few options of gutter hangers which can be used for seamless gutter installation. The below options are highlight our recommended gutter hanger type per individual application (additional examples can be found in the Senox Catalog), and highlights an outdated gutter hanging method that we don’t recommend.
Hidden Gutter Hangers – The hidden gutter hanger is widely regarded as the best type of fastener for seamless gutter installation. This is the industry standard. Installers place the hidden gutter hanger inside of the gutter horizontally. The gutter hanger slides under the front lip of the profile and clips over the back of the gutter, then a screw is driven through the hanger, piercing the back of the gutter and affixing the gutter to the fascia board. They are called hidden hangers because they are not visible from the ground when looking at the gutters. They are ideal for areas that experience heavy rains. AA Gutter Services utilizes an aluminum hidden hanger with a stainless steel screw to ensure that the hangers will not rust overtime and will keep the gutter securely installed on the home.
Brackets and straps – These gutter hangers are typically used for half round gutters. They wrap around the gutter from the lip to the back of the gutter and are screwed into the fascia board. These hangers offer great resistance against temperature and weather shifts, but they require expert installation. These hangers are among the most difficult to install, especially if the fascia board is not flat.
External Stamped Bracket for Half Round Seamless Gutters
Rafter tail hangers – Rafter tail hangers are only used when the home has exposed rafter tails as a decorative detail and there is no fascia board present. A rafter tail hanger comes in two pieces. One piece goes into the gutter, and then a shank is screwed to the rafter. The shank and the other section are then screwed together to mount the gutter. These hangers also require a skilled professional for proper installation since each application is slightly different.
Rafter tail Hangers for Half Round Seamless Gutters
Spikes and Ferrules – This method of affixing a gutter to a home is the most dated form and is the most common cause of older gutter repairs. The installation is done by driving a spike into a metal tube across the gutter, piercing the back of the gutter, and driving into the fascia board behind the gutter. These hangers can contribute to the early deterioration of the fascia and have increase vulnerability to expansion and contraction from freeze and thaw cycles. It is common that gutters hung with this method, will pull away from the roof over time, especially if there is a lack of downspouts in the gutter system. AA Gutter Services does not recommend this type of hanger since it is prone to gutter sagging over time.
Outdated Gutter Mounting Methods
Our experts will help design a system that will with longevity in mind. We only use the highest quality products to ensure a proper installation. Please contact us to request a free estimate for an effective system to manage the rainfall on your home!