What is a gutter wedge?
A gutter wedge is a device that helps to support the gutter and allows it to hang in a straight line. This enables it to work effectively while simultaneously not disrupting the outer look of the home.
Gutter wedges are molded into triangular or ‘L’ shapes and wedged against the eves of the house. While one side will be a 90-degree angle, the other corner of the wedge must correspond to the angle of the eaves, so they perfectly align. They are used on buildings that have pitched or slanted fascia boards and work by pushing the bottom of the gutter out so that it becomes level with the ground.
How to choose a gutter wedge
When it comes to gutter wedges, there are many different styles, sizes, and materials that you can choose from. When deciding upon which gutter wedge is the best option for your home, you should consider the design features of your property to select a gutter wedge that is sympathetic to its style. You may also wish to think about the climate in the area where you live, as some materials stand up better against severe weather than others. Making sure that the gutter wedge is at the proper angle is also imperative.
What are the benefits of copper gutter wedges?
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Installed quickly and seamlessly
What are the benefits of cast aluminum gutter wedges?
Cast aluminum gutter wedges are also a popular choice for many homeowners. The benefits of cast aluminum gutter wedges include:
- Durability and strength
- Will not crack even during extreme temperature changes
- Low maintenance
- Easy to install
Tips for installing gutter wedges
If you are considering installing gutter wedges yourself, it is essential to make sure that you do so with care and precision. Here are some tips to help you:
- Ensure that your gutter wedges are installed evenly, and on the same spacing as the hidden hangers. This should be anywhere between every 24 inches to 32 inches.
- If installed on an angled Fascia board, the gutter wedges should be made as level as is permitted.
- Measure angles accurately, one aspect should be a 90-degree angle, and all angles should add up to 180 degrees.
Why choose copper gutter wedges from Rutland Gutter Supply?
Rutland Gutter Supply is pleased to bring customers a superb range of high-quality gutter wedges that are available in cast copper or cast aluminum. Both options are hard-wearing, stylish, and long-lasting too. If you can’t decide which copper gutter wedges are right for your home, or need any help or advice on choosing a guttering system, get in touch with our friendly team, and we’ll be more than happy to help you.