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Gutter Screws vs. Gutter Nails: What are the Differences?

January 31, 2019

You don't have to be a DIY professional to understand how important your gutters are to the health of your property. The ability to properly drain and direct the flow of water snow and debris away from your home is clearly important. The gutters on your property, whether you own a commercial building or a residential home, need to be tightly affixed to the wall in order to stay secure and operational. In order to keep your gutters in place, you are going to need one of two components: gutter screws or gutter nails. Today, we will be talking to you about the difference between the two.

Gutter Nails & Gutter Screws: Which Is Right For Me?

If you go outside and take a look at your gutters, you'll find that there are series of nails keeping them fixed to the roof or the side of your building. These gutter nails are typical fasteners. Made out of some type of metal, they are pushed through a secured loop in order to keep your gutters where they are. Unfortunately, gutter nails don't always get the job done. As temperatures shift from hot to cold, your gutters will begin to contract and expand. The contracting and expanding movements that your gutter makes will cause your gutter nails to become loose, thus leading to broken gutters. In this situation, what is there for you to do but try something different? This is where gutter screws come into the equation.

1) Gutter Screws vs. Gutter Nails - Gutter screws are a special type of fastener that you can use to replace all of the nails, or spikes, that are currently keeping your gutter in place. Gutter screws differ from gutter nails due to how the actual fastening mechanism works. Gutter screws are threaded and thus can hold their position for longer. Gutter nails are long and thin and do not hold their position nearly as well.

2) Installing Gutter Screws - If you want to replace your gutter nails with gutter screws, you can do the job on your own without too much fuss. Merely acquire gutter screws that are graded to handle the elements. Then, you'll need to climb up to your fascia in order to pull the existing gutter nails from their place. A claw hammer will do the trick.

Once you've removed your gutter nails, you can begin to install your gutter screws. Use a drill and a screwdriver in order to secure your gutter to the fascia. You won't want to re-use old nail holes in order to do this. You'll want to drill new holes for maximum security. Once your screws are secured, your gutter should be ready to tackle whatever the elements throw at it.

We specialize in metric fastener bolts, nuts, washers, screws, rivets, construction fasteners, allthread, purlin bolts and purlin brackets, chemical anchor studs, driver bits, hex bolts, hex set screw, hex nutssocket head cap screws, hex head coach screw, coach bolts and nuts, sleeve anchors,  wedge anchors, true bolts, hex flange nuts, hex dome nuts, nyloc nuts, flanged nyloc nutjam nuts,  spring washer, and many other items including zinc nut, stainless nut, galvanised nut, screw bolt, stainless bolt and all types of screws and bolts.

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