It’s easy to think that an inch of rainfall isn’t really much. The truth is, this amount of rain pours down more than 1,600 gallons of water on an average-sized roof. That’s why it’s important to have adequate gutter protection to keep your gutters clear of any blockages. However, in addition to that, 1,600 gallons translates directly to over 10,000 pounds of weight that your gutter system continuously handles during periods of heavy rain. Without a proper support system, your gutters will gradually be weighed down by the immense weight causing bending, sagging, or worse, breaking.
Gutters are secured to your roof with gutter hangers, or simply, hangers. There are many different types of hangers that go with different kinds of gutters. Understanding them could mean the difference between an effective gutter and a complete failure. Our experts at Carolina Gutter Helmet® & More discuss a few of the most common types of hangers to help you choose the right one for your home.
SnapLock™ Nail-Free Gutters
Gutter Helmet not only gives you maintenance-free gutters, but they also provide you with one of the strongest gutter supports in the industry today. SnapLock does not require nailing which means you can preserve the appearance of your fascia in case you need to replace your system. Moreover, installation is much easier with easy-hook hangers, allowing the main trough to slide horizontally but remain secure vertically.
Most types of hangers are nailed to the fascia board, which is the easiest way to install a gutter. However, the vertical attachment is prone to downward forces such as gravity and the weight of water, making them extremely prone to wearing out after a heavy downpour.
At Carolina Gutter Helmet & More, we are your trusted provider of high-quality gutter guards for your gutter system. Ask our experts about how we can help you with all your gutter-related concerns and more at 864-303-5955 and 972.427.4418. You could also fill out our online contact form to get a free quote today. We serve homeowners in Spartanburg, Tryon, Chapin, and in all nearby areas in SC.