The main job of gutter hangers is to attach the gutters to your roof. They ensure that your gutter system is secure, stable and well-supported. Without these components, your gutters can be prone to issues like water damage.
Empire Roofing & More, one of the most trusted roofers in the area, lists some of the most common types of gutter hangers. We also include their pros and cons.
Spikes and Ferrules
This typically includes a metal tube, or ferrule, which is driven across and ends at the back of the gutter. It offers reliable security for your gutters. However, since it fastens the gutter to the fascia board, it comes with the risk of wood splitting when the spike is inserted in the fascia. Your contractor should be quite experienced in working with this type of gutter hanger, and will avoid damage.
Brackets and Straps
This gutter hanger system is made with a half-round style that wraps around the gutter and fastens to the fascia board. Brackets and straps are known to add strength to the structure, and they can withstand constant weather changes.
Roofers usually recommend hidden hangers to homeowners who prefer a sleek and seamless design. This hanger system is positioned horizontally inside the gutter, and it’s screwed into the fascia board. Hidden hangers can handle a large amount of water too.
T-Bar or T-Strap Hangers
This hanger system is similar to hidden hangers, but it has a roof strap that’s riveted to its middle and nailed to the roof deck, forming a suspension system.
Wrap-around hangers are a hybrid of the T-bar hanger and the exposed bracket and strap system. It’s also known to be stronger than both.
Empire Roofing & More is a top-notch home remodeler with expertise in various home improvement projects. Our services include roofing, siding, gutters and others. Call us at (412) 414-1570 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve homeowners in Pittsburgh and Wexford, PA.