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What Others Do

  • Many others install their brackets every three and even four feet apart, using only a #8 1-1/4″ screw.

What We Do

  • We install both our 5″ and 6″ gutter systems with aluminum hidden hangers spaced every two lineal feet using a #10 1-1/2″ pre-waxed screw. This larger and longer than normal screw will guarantee its stability, and the wax coating makes installation easier without damage to the fascia board. We discontinued the use of the #8 screws due to breakage.

What Others Do

  • Many others use unpainted screws. Because of this, they must use a spray touch-up paint that is of a lesser quality. After several months this spray paint leaves a dull finish which fades and becomes noticeable.

What We Do

  • We use pre-painted triple-coated Rezist #6 3/8″ screws for all connections; whether it be on a downspout or a miter/corner. Our strip miters now come with a reinforcement plate installed to prevent possible leaks. This plate not only strengthens the miter, but also forces sealant into the seams.

What Others Do

  • Many others use a “punch” which only tears the bottom of the gutter into an “X” shape. This does not allow the downspout to properly drain due to the reduced size of the opening.

What We Do

  • We install all downspouts to the gutter with a flanged drop outlet that screws to the gutter and the downspout and has a bead of sealant around the top edge.

What Others Do

  • Many others use the old “Spike & Ferrell” system for installing gutters, which is nothing more than a long nail driven through the face of the gutter.

What We Do

  • We do not use any nails in the installation of our gutter systems. All materials are either fastened to wood or steel with screws.

What Others Do

  • Many others use concrete nails when mounting to brick areas, which can weaken the mortar joints or the bricks.

What We Do

  • When mounting a downspout to brick, we drill it using anchors and screw. This technique allows installation without any damage to the brick.

What Others Do

  • Many others use no screws at all leaving the leaf guards practically laying on top of the gutter.

What We Do

  • Although our leaf guards come with a molded front edge to allow installation onto the top lip of a gutter, we also use screws to fasten the leaf guard permanently as extra reinforcement. This prevents them from falling inside the gutter or getting knocked out by a falling ladder or a falling tree limb.

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