Screws are often overlooked by people but in every home project such as gutter installation, it is essential. Your home’s gutter system can be the difference between a safe or a defective home. Hence, paying attention to how your gutters are placed and knowing the right materials are used for it is critical. Roofers from Winfield Builders will talk you through why contractors getting the right screws is such a big deal.
All gutters are supported by brackets and braces, but those braces have to be anchored to the fascia. This is where you need durable screws that are strong enough to hold the weight of the gutter’s components PLUS the sheer weight of the water runoff being channeled to the storm drain.
Zinc-plated screws are commonly used for the installation of gutters. While they do a good job of fastening gutter hangers, these rarely last long. Prolonged exposure to the elements wears out the zinc plating and exposes the steel core, which will then succumb to rusting, a tell-tale sign of which is the weeping rust stains that are clearly visible against light-colored finishes.
Any large screw can be strong enough to keep your gutters in place, but not every option will be able to hold on for long enough, especially when exposed to heavy moisture. A non-corrosive screw will easily rust and deteriorate, losing its strength and potentially causing the gutter to fall off. This means roofers and installers must use corrosion-resistant screws if your gutter is supposed to last for a very long time.
Whether you’re interested in replacing your home’s windows or simply need to repair or put new shingles on your roof, Winfield Builders are more than happy to discuss your needs with you. Call us today at (301) 329-8295 or take advantage of our convenient online request form and we will get in touch shortly after you fill it out. We serve clients in Annapolis, Rockville, Silver Spring, and the surrounding areas of MD.