Controlling water runoff is essential to any structure and our team at New Jersey Gutter Inc. are experts at doing just that. Superior material in the gutter installation process is only part of the equation. Our employees are seasoned professionals who share in our commitment to the highest standards.
Our professional staff manages all aspects of gutter installation. Quality hangers and spacing are more important than the thickness of the gutter. Some gutter hanger and screw combinations are too thin for our standards. You wouldn’t want to live in a house that was framed with staples, right, so why settle for substandard gutter installation material quality?
We install a minimum of .063″ hidden hanger and screw combination. We space the hangers 6” from the end cap of each gutter, then at least every 24” on-center to the other end. All of the fascia board is inspected prior to installation. Hangers are not designed to firmly secure to the rafter. There is 1 ½ inches of screw past the back of the gutter. Installing to ¾” or 5/4” fascia does not leave enough thread to firmly secure to the rafter. On custom and copper gutter installations, we change to longer screws, adding up to an additional 1 1/2 inches.
This, combined with our professional installation, will ensure enough screw thread is available to secure to a rafter. While some of our customers experience damaged gutters, we have the front face of the gutter was torn while the back was still attached securely to the fascia.
End Caps and Miters
All end caps are crimped and sealed with quality elastomeric sealers. With the natural expansion and contraction of the gutter material, a small gap is needed. The miters are screwed with at least 6 to 8 painted stainless steel screws. Stainless steel screws are much stronger than rivets. It is one of the main reasons our miters last so long.