The life span of the gutter system you install on your home can be impacted by many things. The materials used and the experience level of the contractors installing the gutters on your home are only part of the equation. The long term health of your gutters will also be impacted by the use of a proper sealant and the type of hanger used. These two aspects of your gutter systems will have significant impacts on how long you can depend on them to protect your home.
What are they?
As you can guess by the name, sealants help to seal up weak spots in the gutters. Wherever miters, endcaps or downspouts have been connected to a gutter run, a sealant should be used. Any place that an installer has utilized a fastener to strengthen a gutter connection should be sealed up. This will ensure that no leaks form as the gutters age. It is important to use a sealant that can withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures so that it will not crack and lose its ability to properly protect your gutter system. At Pro, we use a terpolymer sealant that levels itself when it is hot and can endure the extremely frigid temperatures of Michigan winters.
Once the gutter runs have been measured, cut, and assembled, it is time to connect the run to your home. This is done utilizing gutter hangers. The type of gutter hanger used on your gutter system will directly impact the strength of the connection to your home. At Pro, we use forever hangers. These go in at an angle and create a connection so strong that it can withstand the weight of a full-grown adult hanging off your gutters. Though we don’t suggest you climb up there and test it out!
Trust The Gutter Experts At Pro
Pro Home Improvement proudly helps homeowners all over Southeastern Michigan with their gutter projects. We offer free estimates and gutter inspections to make sure your home is protected from severe weather. If you have more questions about sealants, hangers, gutter systems or our gutter services, contact us today at 888-PRO-1998 (888-776-1998) or request a FREE no-pressure estimate.