Your gutter system is made up of various components. These components must all work together so that your gutters function as they should. Each component, no matter how small, plays a vital role. In this article, roofing installation company Dior Construction sheds light on what gutter hangers are, and why they are important.
What Are Gutter Hangers?
The primary function of gutters is to direct the flow of water away from your home. But when it’s not raining, gutters are also tasked with supporting the weight of snow and organic debris, including wet leaves and twigs. Your gutters would not be able to handle the extra weight without the help of gutter hangers. Basically, these hangers are what’s holding up your gutters.
Different Hanger Types
Not all gutter hangers are created equal. There are different types you can choose from according to the gutters you have and your preference, but most residential roofing contractors offer these fasteners. There are hangers that are mounted on the fascia, while there are also hanger types called spikes that are driven straight through the gutters and work very much like nails. There are also gutter hangers that wrap around the gutters.
If aesthetics are a concern, hidden hangers are your best bet as they also perform well in supporting gutters. You can choose hangers that are secured to the subroof if the roof juts out too far. It’s important to note that all of these gutter hanger types, in one way or another, rely on the structural integrity of the roof. Ensuring that the roof is structurally sound also ensures that your gutters will remain intact. After all, gutters are an integral part of the roofing system.
If you’re in need of residential roof repair or gutter installation services, you can count on Dior Construction to get the job done right the first time. Call us today at (201) 472-5462 to get a quote. We cater to Essex County, NJ.