Best Way to Install Gutters
LESLIE: Tammy in Tennessee is on the line. How can we help you today?
TAMMY: Hi there. I was having a question about gutters. Me and my husband are wanting to put some gutters up on the outside. And what would be the best adhesive to use?
TOM: Well, typically, you don’t use adhesive when you’re putting gutters up; you use fasteners. So you would use gutters nails – gutters spikes, I should say – or gutters screws or bolts. I like, personally, the gutter screws because they go through the entire gutter and they attach to the fascia on the outside of the house. And they don’t pull out. Sometimes, when you use the spikes, they’ll work loose over time.
TAMMY: Oh, OK. Well, that’s good advice. So use the roofing nails.
TOM: No, no, no. No, no, no. Not roofing nails. Gutter screws, OK? They’re special screws. They’re about 7 inches long. They usually have a hex head or an Allen head that you have to drive them with. And they basically go into the gutters about every 3 to 4 feet. And they’ll do a good job of holding it in place, OK?
TAMMY: OK. Thank you so much for the information. I really appreciate your time.