Rain Gutter Mounting: What are Your Options?

A man about to install a rain gutter

An inch of rainfall might seem insignificant to most people. This, however, adds up to about 1,900 gallons when falling on a roof of regular size. This amount can potentially cause considerable damage to your building’s foundation and walls if not checked.

The ideal solution to minimize this damage is through rain gutter installation. A DIY installation, however, will be ineffective and might increase your property’s damage. The ideal option is to let a rain gutter contractor from a Utah company handle the installation. Here are the mounting options you have for your gutters:

Hanger Mounting

In this option, the bridges found along your gutters’ interior edge are primarily concealed. Hanger mounting is generally used in buildings that have a plumb fascia. The commonly used hangers are those with in-built screws because they have a better grasp and minimal interference with the gutters’ spikes. Hanger-mounted gutters have slopes of at least ¼ inch after every 10-ft run to support good drainage.

Wedge Mounting

Wedge mounting is primarily used in properties that have an angled fascia. The gutters in this option run from front to back and can be installed as solid or T-wedges. T-wedges are ideally used in conjunction with fascia hangers and solid wedges with fascia brackets.

Roof Mounting

Lack of a fascia on your building is no hindrance to gutter fitting. Roof gutter mounting is the ideal choice for you. This is the strongest mounting alternative for gutters, more so when hang using rods instead of flat straps. Roof mounting is therefore at times used in places with harsh weather even if your property has fascias.

Your gutter mounting choice is mainly determined by the existence or nonexistence of a fascia and your area’s weather conditions. You can guarantee that there exists a mounting option that will best suit your property.