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The gutter hooks are mounting brackets that keep in place the pipes and gutters. These elements are available in different models, to choose according to the type of gutter. They must then be put in place by respecting some essential rules...

Gutter hooks: mounting brackets

Gutter hooks: mounting brackets

Gutter hooks: mounting brackets

As the name suggests, the square brackets and mounting brackets support the gutters. They are found more precisely below the low line of the roof, also called sewer whose role is to allow the evacuation of rainwater, thus avoiding the risk of infiltration.

The different fixing techniques

Fixing and laying technique may vary depending on the type of gutter that can be classified into two categories:

  • Hanging gutter: the most common

The hooks can be screwed on the rafters or on the headband of the roof. It is also possible to set up a pole or a stirrup, all depends on the configuration of the roof.

  • Creeping gutter: attached to the roof

The hooks can be fixed on a strip of doubles. It is also possible to screw on the chevron (at the level of the upper face).

It is advisable to screw the hooks, rather than nail them, for better performance over the years.

The different gutter mounting brackets

The choice of hooks must be made taking into account the profiles. It is essential to make sure that the materials are compatible with each other.

For a PVC gutter, the hooks must be in the same material (copper or PVC respectively). For a metal gutter (steel, zinc or aluminum), the fixings will be chosen in stainless steel or galvanized. Beyond the material, it is essential to take into account the development that must be adapted to that of the gutter, for optimal support.

An implementation in the rules

For an efficient installation, but also for more security, the installation of hooks must obey different rules. First, the fixing must be done by providing a slope of 5 millimeters for each meter so to optimize the evacuation of rainwater. Then, a distance of 40 to 50 centimeters (40 centimeters for a gutter) is necessary between each hook. This precaution is essential to prevent the gutter from bending.

It is recommended to involve a professional specialist in the installation of hooks and gutter supports because a poorly made installation can be catastrophic at the level of the house: water leak, moisture on the walls, drop gutters...


Video Instruction: Installing Gutter Brackets