rain gutters

Old 07-20-03, 08:28 AM
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rain gutters

Hi all, I'm having a new house built and want to have rain gutters installed. Two contractors have bid and they both have a good track record. One contractor recommends mounting the gutters using screws and brackets, the other recommends spikes through the fascia.

I have been told that the screw and bracket system is a more durable choice over the long term.

However, contractor #2 states that due to all the snow and ice buildup we get here in the winter, spikes are a stronger choice and that installs he does with screws and brackets are a source of callbacks for him after a couple of winters.

Any ideas / comments / advice?
Old 07-20-03, 06:50 PM
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You do as you like, but since they invented screws and brackets, I have never hung another gutter with spikes. I have never had to replace or fis a screw and bracket I put in.
Old 07-20-03, 07:58 PM
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thanks for the comment. What's the snow accumulation like where you are?

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