Gutter hangers are no minor components in your gutter system. They provide stability, support, and protection for your gutters. Basically, without them, your gutters are not secure; they are highly susceptible to water damage.
There are many types of gutter hangers that you can use. D&M Roofing, a trusted roofing expert, shares an overview of some of the most popular types of gutter hangers.
Spikes and Ferrules
This type of gutter hanger consists of a metal tube, or ferrule, which is typically driven across the gutter and ends at the back side. This then fastens the gutter to the fascia board — which can be dangerous since there’s a risk of the wood splitting while the spike is being inserted. That said, you should hire a professional who’s experienced in working with this type of gutter hanger. Although spikes and ferrules are generally easy to install, the process still requires a certain level of caution.
Exposed Brackets and Straps
These usually have a half-round style, with the hangers wrapped around the gutter and attached to the fascia board. Brackets and straps are best known for adding strength to the structure, and they also perform well even in constantly changing weather. No wonder, many roofers include this in their top recommendations.
Hidden hangers are often considered one of the best types of gutter hangers due to their aesthetic impact and other practical benefits. These hangers are typically placed inside the gutter and screwed into the fascia board. They’re practically invisible, so the end result is often a sleek and seamless design. Moreover, hidden hangers are known for having a larger capacity for water while providing support and stability to the entire system.
D&M Roofing has done over 1,000 successful roof installations in the past decade. Additionally, our crew is also trained and experienced in handling roof repairs, gutter installations, and window replacement. Call us at (330) 852-3800 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Akron and Canton, OH.