LOOSE, FALLING DOWN, AND SAGGING GUTTERS
If rain gutters are loose, sagging, or falling down, it may be due to one of the following causes. Loose gutter spikes can cause saggy gutter syndrome. As the seasons change, the shifting of the gutters caused by changing weather hollow out the holes where gutter spikes have been inserted. As the spike’s grip on the fascia begins to loosen, so will your rain gutter installation.
Hidden hanger brackets, another means of attaching gutters to the home, is Battle Born Gutter’ preferred method. However, even gutter hangers can come loose if the screws used to anchor them into the fascia header, the wood behind the fascia, are too short. Battle Born Gutter uses longer screws than the industry standard to ensure secure rain gutter installation. We also space our gutter hanges only two feet apart to provide sufficient support during heavy rains. Too much space between gutter hangers is yet another cause of falling gutters.
The number one reason for falling downspouts is improperly securing the downspout straps into the brick mortar. To keep a downspout in place, it must be secured to the side of the home with straps. It is important to secure straps to the brick, not the mortar between bricks, because it creates a more dependable, enduring hold. Mortar deteriorates over time causing downspouts to spring leaks, pull away from the home, or even fall down…