What is a right way to install gutters?
(a) Each time the gutters are replaced, it tears up and weakens the wood that the gutters are attached to, so I gave up installing gutters with nail spikes over 10 years ago. In fact, I only used them once. I realized right off the bat how terrible they were. So I researched for a better method. I use an extra strength hidden hanger, with hex head galvanized wood screws that I order from a supplier back East, since the supply and demand is such that the local suppliers have do not have the incentive to stock the better parts that are available. (b) I place these hidden hangers every two feet, which is twice that of building code. Placing them every 2 feet is especially helpful when you lean a ladder on them to clean out your gutters, or when someone needs to work on your roof. It is far less likely to dent and cave in. These brackets are more common where they have severe ice storms, and they have whole sheets of ice would slide off the roof and just slam the gutters off the house. The