Ace Gutter can install rain gutter to all types of home exteriors. We generally use hidden hangers which is attached under the front lip of the rain gutter, then screwed into the back of the rain gutter into the fascia and slid up, under the drip edge. This is a general idea of how our rain gutters are installed. However, if the fascia is angled or there is a crown molding below the roof line we use wedges or strapped hangers to ensure the rain gutter is below the drip edge and installed properly. If there is any concern about our installment options we are happy to adjust as necessary.
Hidden hangers are the most common form of rain gutter installation used at Ace Gutter. Hidden hangers have helped replace the old spike and ferrule, or the “big nails” you see on the lip of some rain gutters. Similar to the new standard of seamless rain gutter, most companies are using hidden hangers.
The spike and ferrule days are over; in this system the spikes are able to work themselves out and will eventually cause a malfunction in the rain gutter’s performance.
Roof hangers or “strapped hangers” are used as an installment option when there is no fascia and perhaps a crown molding fascia below the roof line. These roof hangers are installed onto the back of the rain gutter and screwed into the roofs shingles using the strap on the hanger. We use a “water tight” neoprene screw to ensure we don’t damage the roof.
In some cases we can install the straps underneath them to relive the visibility of the strap on the roof. Double check with the estimator to determine this need or desired look..
Wedges and T-Wedges
Wedges are applied when installing rain gutter if the fascia is angled in anyway. We recommend using these wedges to ensure the rain gutter rests level and can operate correctly.
T-wedges are used in similar situations of a home’s exterior, like and angled fascia or if the inch board is not wide enough to attach the rain gutter securely. This acts as an extra support and will ensure the rain gutter is installed correctly to prevent water from seep between the back of the rain gutter.