Gutter repair question


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Old 11-18-22, 06:48 AM
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Gutter repair question

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We have about a 30' section of gutter on back roof. When i was cleaning the gutter i found a few spots that were sagging and the gutter nails loose and coming out. I tapped the nails back in but they don't seem to be holding very well. I was wondering how to repair this. My thought was can you buy the gutter nails and spacers and then I just drill holes in new locations and then add additional supports. Or, do the nails come in different lengths/diameters and I can remove existing and try same location. Thx
 
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Old 11-18-22, 07:01 AM
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I'd suggest you buy brackets and use screws.

Example

Spikes and ferrules pull out when they aren't directly unto a rafter tail. The screws you can literally install anywhere, and screws don't get loose and pull out. Almost no one uses spikes anymore.
 
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Old 11-18-22, 08:19 AM
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These gutter screws can be used to replace the nails using the same hole.
 
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Old 11-18-22, 10:09 AM
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I like the gutter brackets you screw in place and mount inside the gutter. They aren't visible from below and don't require drilling or hammering (sorta risky with a easily dented gutter right there). Since they aren't visible you don't have to worry about spacing though it's best to install them into the rafters so the screw gets more bite than just into the fascia.

 
 

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