Rain Gutter Parts And Accessories

Gutter Parts

Using the right gutter parts is very important in extending the life of your gutter system.

Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their gutters, but understanding the importance of installing high-quality parts may prevent you some costly repair bills down the road.

Gutter Hangers

Gutter hangers are brackets that interlock into the front and back of the gutter and are then screwed into the fascia under the drip edge flashing.

For standard fascia gutter installations, gutter hangers, sometimes called hidden hangers, should be installed every 24 inches. In colder climates, you may encounter heavy ice and snow loads in the gutter.

This extra weight will require hangers every 12 to 18 inches.

Gutter Screws

The gutter screws used for fastening the gutter hangers to the fascia board should be #10 x 1.5″ or # 10 x 2″ long cadmium, zinc, or stainless steel wood grip and have a hex head for use with a 1/4″ nut driver.

If you have an older home with gutters, they were most likely installed with the spike and ferrule method.

A type of gutter installation in which a metal cylinder or tube is placed inside the gutter to strengthen it and keep it from bending.

Splash Guards

Gutter splash guards must be installed on all inside corners, or anywhere two roof lines meet to form a valley.

The valley acts to concentrate a higher volume of water (from both roof sections) in one channel leading down to the intersection of two gutters. Splash guards prevent the rainwater from overshooting the gutter.

Gutter Sealant

A very important aspect of the gutter installation is the gutter sealant used for the corners and endcaps. All corners and end caps must be completely sealed.

I use Ruscoe (self-leveling) Nitrile Rubber gutter sealant. This sealant is resistant to all climate conditions, fungus, many acids, salt, and many chemicals.

It forms a permanent, flexible bond that will withstand below zero temperatures and extreme heat.

Gutter Coil

A five-inch seamless aluminum gutter coil, primarily made from .027 aluminum alloy, is roll-formed with a gutter machine at the job site.

Look for a minimum of 20 years prorated warranty against corrosion, blistering, peeling, or flaking.

Gutter Accessories

 

Rain Chains

Rain Chains Direct is a purveyor of high-quality copper rain chains. Rain chains are a functional yet better-looking alternative to traditional gutter downspouts.

Unlike gutter downspouts that often have to be hidden from view because of their unattractive looks, rain chains accent the architecture of the home or structure.

Rain chains originated in Japan and have been used there for hundreds of years.

They have been used in the United States as early as the mid-century when Frank Lloyd Wright started to use them in his designs. in the last decade, rain chains have steadily grown in popularity.

Spruce Creek Rainsaver Rain Barrels

Prepare for droughts, save water and enjoy great garden function with this premium, efficient, durable, and Attractive Rain Barrel.

Beautiful design is suitable for quality home and garden settings that demand character rather than castaway appearance. You’ll find performance and function that is unequaled by any other product on the market.

Balsam Green

This balsam green rain barrel was created to complement gardens and architecture where a rich green hue is desired. The deep-toned balsam retains a distinctive presentation but shares a more vibrant color with its natural surroundings.

With aesthetics, function, and durability in mind, this rain barrel is the premium choice.

Woodgrain detailing, brass spigot, and crafted details make it perfect for high visibility settings and the attractive design will complement your home and garden while providing ample watering capability throughout the year.

Moss Green

For a rain barrel with aesthetics, function, and durability in mind, this is the premium choice.

Its attractive design will complement your home, garden, and landscape while providing ample watering capability throughout the year.

The moss green color is distinctive yet complimentary to surrounding plants and architecture and the wood grain detailing, brass spigot and crafted details fit perfectly into high visibility settings.

Terra Cotta

The terra cotta rain barrel is perfect for users who wish to coordinate to more earthen color surroundings of architecture and plantings.

The wood grain detailing, brass spigot, and crafted details create a distinctive design for high visibility settings. With aesthetics, function, and durability in mind, this rain barrel is the premium choice.

Its attractive design will complement your home, garden, and landscape while providing ample watering capability throughout the year.