Hidden Hangers for My Gutters
Hidden hangers are a type of support bracket that is used to hold up seamless gutters. Unlike traditional spike and ferrule systems, which use long nails or screws to secure gutters to the fascia board, hidden hangers are attached to the inside of the gutter and then screwed into the fascia board. The hangers are called “hidden” because they are not visible from the outside of the gutter and provide a clean, streamlined appearance.
Here are some of the benefits of using hidden hangers for seamless gutters:
- Better support: Hidden hangers provide better support for seamless gutters than traditional spike and ferrule systems. The hangers are screwed directly into the fascia board, creating a more secure attachment that can withstand heavy rain and snow.
- Improved appearance: Hidden hangers provide a clean, streamlined appearance because they are not visible from the outside of the gutter. This can enhance the overall look of your home or building.
- Easy installation: Hidden hangers are relatively easy to install and can be adjusted to fit the specific dimensions of your gutter system.
- Reduced risk of damage: Because hidden hangers do not penetrate the front of the gutter, there is less risk of damage to the gutter system. This can help extend the lifespan of your gutters.
Overall, hidden hangers are a popular choice for homeowners and contractors looking for a secure, aesthetically pleasing way to support seamless gutters. If you are considering installing seamless gutters on your home or building, it is worth discussing the benefits of hidden hangers with your gutter contractor.
Now I need to talk about the quality of your hidden hangers that we use on all of our seamless gutter installations.
The main difference between generic hidden hangers and professional hidden hangers used for seamless gutter installation is the level of quality and durability.
Generic hidden hangers may be cheaper, but they are often made from lower quality materials that may not withstand the weight and pressure of heavy rainfall and snow loads. These hangers may also be more difficult to install, and their fit may not be as precise as professional hangers.
On the other hand, professional hidden hangers are specifically designed for seamless gutter installation and are made from high-quality materials that are strong, durable, and weather-resistant. These hangers are engineered to provide maximum support for the gutter system and can withstand heavy loads and extreme weather conditions.
Professional hidden hangers also have a better fit and finish, which ensures a more secure and seamless installation. They are typically easier to install and adjust, allowing for precise alignment of the gutter system and better water flow.
In addition, professional hidden hangers may come with warranties and guarantees from the manufacturer or installer, giving you peace of mind knowing that your gutter system is well-supported and protected.
Overall, while generic hidden hangers may be more affordable upfront, they may not provide the same level of quality and durability as professional hidden hangers. It is worth investing in professional-grade hangers to ensure a secure, long-lasting, and functional gutter system for your home or building.
Seamless gutters are typically installed using hidden hangers, which are small clips that attach to the gutter and then to the fascia board (the board that runs along the roofline). Hidden hangers are designed to support the weight of the gutter and the water that flows through it, and they do so without being visible from the ground.
Large nails, on the other hand, are sometimes used as an alternative to hidden hangers. While they may seem like a sturdy option for attaching gutters, there are a few reasons why they can fail:
Size and weight of the gutter: Seamless gutters can be quite heavy, especially when they are full of water. Large nails may not be strong enough to support the weight of the gutter over time, particularly if they are spaced too far apart.
Expansion and contraction: Gutters are exposed to the elements and can expand and contract with changes in temperature. If the large nails are not able to flex and move with the gutter, they may pull out or loosen over time.
Rust and corrosion: Large nails are typically made of steel or another metal that can rust and corrode over time. This can weaken the nail and cause it to break or pull out of the wood.
Overall, while large nails may seem like a quick and easy solution for installing seamless gutters, they are not as reliable as hidden hangers and can fail over time. It is generally recommended to use hidden hangers or other specialized gutter installation hardware to ensure a long-lasting and effective installation.
Signing off for now. Ken