One inch of rainfall might not seem like much to most property owners. This volume, however, accumulates to approximately a 1900-gallon torrent when it falls on a regular-sized roof. That is a considerable volume of water capable of causing significant damage to your property’s walls and foundation.
Rain gutter installation is, therefore, an integral part of all buildings in Wisconsin. There are different shapes, sizes, materials, and mounting options for your roof’s rain gutters. Here are a few of mounting options that roofing experts might recommend for your property:
This is used in properties with a plumb fascia. In hanger mounting, the bridges on the interior aspect of your gutters are mostly concealed. Most experts prefer using hangers, which have built-in screws since they do not interfere with the gutter faces and hold the spikes exceptionally well. For proper drainage, a hanger gutter mounting has a slope of not less than ¼ inch for each 10ft run.
This is used in properties with an angled fascia where the gutters are installed from the front to the back. There are two primary wedge mounting options: T-wedges and solid wedges. Solid wedges are ideally used with fascia brackets while T-wedges work well with fascia hangers.
For properties that have no fascia, roof mounting is the only option for gutter installation. Roof gutter mounting is typically the strongest option. In places that experience severe winters and strong winds, hangers with rods are used in roof gutter mounting since they are stronger than flat straps.
Your choice of gutter mounting is primarily determined by the presence or absence of a fascia. Some homeowners possess some know-how and might consider themselves capable of installing their gutters to save on the costs of hiring an expert. This, however, exposes your building to more devastating water damage from the poorly installed gutters than when you have no gutters.