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Gutter Screws

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Gutter Installation Screws

Gutters are crucial home features that need to be reliably secured and maintained. They must be strong enough to withstand heavy rain, snow, debris and the other stressors typically placed on them. If they are not, your home may experience siding and roof damage as well as erosion problems around your foundation. There are two main different types of gutter fasteners nails and screws. Gutter nails have been a popular method for attaching gutters, but gutter screws offer certain advantages that can create a better overall system.

To ensure the integrity of your gutter system, choosing the right fasteners is essential. If you need to repair or install a gutter, gutter screws are your best hardware choice. Gutter screws are designed specifically for the application, and they have the unique features you need to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible.

All Points Fasteners has a vast inventory of gutter zip screws in different sizes and materials so that you can find the perfect fit for your gutter project.

Gutter Screw Specifications

Gutter screws offer exceptional strength and durability in any size due to their threads and unique head style.

These screws typically feature an indented hex washer head, which is indented with six flat sides. A washer that is slightly longer than the head sits underneath it to provide a flat bearing surface, which reduces the chance that the mating surface will be crushed. Whether you need rain gutter screws or vinyl gutter screws, the large bearing area helps prevent your gutters from becoming dented or cracking during installation.

The hex head style also provides a tighter hold for enhanced durability and ease of installation, and the head may or may not be slotted for use with a flathead screwdriver.

Gutter hanger screws are self-piercing and simplify the installation process because the user doesn’t have to pre-drill. Instead, the gutter screw uses a threaded shaft to tap it’s own matching threads into the material and don’t require pre-drilling. The shaft tapers to a sharp point, which pierces a hole as the screw enters the substrate. One thread on the screw pierces the gutter downspout, while the second thread around the tip pierces the material at the same time.
Gutter fasteners come in different finishes so you can find a match for your gutter material. At All Points Fasteners, we supply gutter hardware in zinc-plated steel, silver ceramic, stainless steel, solid copper and copper-plated finishes.

Applications for Gutter Screws

Gutter nails, spike-and-ferrule hangers and other hardware used to secure the gutter system to the roof, or fascia, can work loose from their locations, which can cause the gutters to dip away from the roof. This problem can lead to water leaking onto the exterior of the home, which may eventual cause interior moisture penetration. If your home gutter needs an overhaul, straightening or replacement, it is important to choose the right gutter screws, to ensure that the gutters/downspouts are attached securely to the fascia board and roof and drain properly.

To fasten the system to the structure, your project will require a supply of gutter screws. Typically, gutters are installed using aluminum gutter spikes and ferrules. However, you can replace this hardware with ceramic coated gutter screws or copper stainless steel gutter screws, which provide a more secure solution and will prevent the gutters from sagging or pulling loose.

If you are replacing existing nails or screws, you will need to chose screws that have a thicker shank and are slightly longer than the one your are replacing so that the new screw can tap into the material to really get a good grip into the wood.

How to Install Your Gutter Screws

Now that you understand the importance of gutter screws and have an idea of which kind you’ll use, follow these four steps to install them.

1. Inspect Your Gutters

If you plan on replacing your gutter nails, you’ll first need to climb up and count the number of nails used, so you can acquire the right amount of screws. You also need to check the state and size of the ferrules, which are the cylindrical objects that house the nail stems.

The screws and ferrules must work together well or else you will not create a secure hold.

2. Acquire the Right Hardware

Take samples of your nails and ferrules, as well as information about your gutters, to a local hardware store. You could also send pictures and specs of the samples to an online customer service representative if you want to purchase the parts online. The workers should give you advice and point you in the right direction.

3. Tear Out the Nails

Carefully remove the nails to avoid losing the parts in your yard or damaging the roof and gutter. A claw hammer is the usually the easiest method for performing this task.

4. Begin Screw Installation

Insert the screw into the existing hole in the gutter face, and then the ferrule over it. It’s critical that you do not drill the screw into the existing nail hole. Instead, position the tip just above the preexisting hole and then force it into the fascia (roof). Most screws have self-tapping bits, so you don’t need a separate part to create a pilot hole.

Do not overtighten the screws, as that can damage the gutters and decrease their overall strength.

How to Replace Gutter Spikes With Screws

If you want to replace your current gutter fasteners with gutter screws, there are a few simple steps you can follow. First, make sure you use long gutter screws and rigid metal ferrules to provide a more secure solution, which is stronger than the spike and ferrule installation method. Gutter screws will prevent the gutters from sagging or pulling loose from the structure.

It’s important to closely examine the gutter’s condition using a ladder and count how many rain gutter screws you’ll want for the project. You should also make sure to see if you need new ferrules since the only way to create a secure hold is with a screw and ferrule combination.

Remove the old gutter spike and insert the screw through the existing hole in the front of the gutter. It’s typically best to use a claw hammer to tear out the nail carefully. A claw hammer’s head has a V shape and people often use this tool in woodworking.  Then, use your cordless drill to drive the screw through a fresh hole made in the gutter. So that you do not have to apply a lot of pressure, use a high-speed drill bit and allow the screw tip to penetrate the metal.

Drive the screws snugly to the gutter, but do not over-tighten the screw. This can damage the gutter. To make the entire gutter system stronger, use copper or stainless steel gutter screws and secure hangers into the rafters every three feet along the length of the gutter.

Many of the latest gutter screws on the market have attractive design features that include oversized thread diameters, which ensure better holding strength and a watertight fit. The screws have durable UV-resistant heads and colors that can match your gutter system. Most rain gutter screws have a deep 1/4″ hex head, which helps facilitate quick installation. Long gutter screws come in a variety of lengths, including 5”, 7″ and 8”. You can also select copper, stainless steel gutter screws and ceramic coated gutter screws to replace an outdated spike-and-ferrule hanger system.

Gutter Screws vs. Other Types of Gutter Fasteners

Standard installation and material for aluminum gutters include the use of gutter installation tools like gutter nails, aluminum gutter spikes and ferrules, which turn and bend easily and will eventually become loose. They are not as durable because gutter nails and spikes tend to be longer and thinner, so they do not hold their position as well. And when these fasteners do become loose, they allow the gutters to start to hang away from the roof, creating openings where water can seep through and cause damage to the structure of your home.

Gutter nails or spikes are the traditional fastener for gutter installation, and they’re the least expensive option. When applied, these nails go through the outside of the gutter, pass through the inside and attach to the fascia board and rafter. While this length may seem like it should offer hold, the weight from water and debris causes sagging, pulls the nails loose and widens the holes, wearing out your entire gutter system.

Temperature changes can also pose a significant problem for gutter nails and spikes. If you live in an area where the weather frequently switches from hot to cold, your gutters continually expand and contract. Expansion from the heat can apply pressure to the nails, causing them to pull out. When the cold hits, your gutters will shrink back down, and the nails will be too loose.

Instead of climbing a ladder and hammering the gutter nails back into place, consider replacing these fasteners with a more effective solution — gutter screws. Gutter screws are constructed with strong threads, which allows them to maintain their hold for longer than other types of fasteners. They are also better able to withstand the elements because of their corrosion-resistant properties. The right gutter installation tools and screws are important for long-lasting results.

Gutter screws also attach to the fascia board and into the rafter, and the threading offers a stronger grip with the materials. Even as water and debris weigh down your gutter system, the screws will stay in place. Installers will typically use a pre-loaded hanger with gutter screws to attach gutters to homes. These hangers are hidden to create a clean and professional look with long-term wear.

Fasteners for the Gutter Industry

Homeowners everywhere recognize the importance of having quality gutters. But service contractors can only deliver high-quality gutters when they have the appropriate gutter screws and fasteners. At All Points Fasteners, we specialize in delivering the best in screws for gutter installers.

We offer a huge selection that’s been carefully curated to include only the best of the best. Don’t trust your work to just any provider of gutter fasteners. Count on getting superior products and outstanding customer service when you choose All Points Fasteners for your gutter screws.

The Right Fasteners for Your Work

When you specialize in gutter installation, you need parts and materials that are designed for your work. At All Points, we help you find the right gutter screws for the job at hand. We can even help you find uncommon products and their related product data when you’re looking for something unique. We believe that every gutter installation job deserves the best screws for gutters, and we help you find those ideal screws and fasteners.

Tough Screws for Gutter Installation

Your clients are naturally interested in gutters of the highest durability and installations that will last as long as possible. That’s why we offer only screws for gutters that are tough and the meet the highest durability standards. Our products are zinc plated, ceramic coated and coated stainless steel, which helps prevent the development of rust — and the premature failure of a gutter installation. Help delight your customers when you choose durable fasteners for gutters from All Points.

We’re Here to Help You

You’re never on your own when you choose All Points as your source for the best screws for gutters. You can contact us anytime for expert guidance or for answers to your questions. Use our handy live chat feature, or contact us via the means most convenient for you. Each of our team members is knowledgeable and service-oriented, and each can help you make the most of your investment in gutter fasteners.

Discover the All Points Advantage

When you’re running a business, you need to find parts and materials that deliver value. That is, you need parts and materials of the highest quality that are available at the lowest possible prices. And that’s exactly what we deliver at All Points.

You’ll find a huge selection of screws for gutter installers that represent only the highest quality products, and you’ll be amazed at how affordable those high-quality products are. And, rest assured, you’ll never have to settle for a near-solution or a fastener that almost gets the job done — we have a huge selection so that you can always find the perfect part.

We also want you to be comfortable with your purchase. The last thing we want is for you to discover you’ve purchased the wrong thing or a set of fasteners that won’t help you do your best work. That’s why we offer free quotes and even product samples before you place an order. When you have more information, you’re able to make the best possible decisions for your business and for your clients.

Contact us today about finding the best screws for gutters.

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I got out there Saturday and got my gutter repaired and put back in place! Those screws you and Brianne helped me get were ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!

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– Austin C.

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1/4" TALL INDENTED HEX WASHER
HEAD SLOTTED WITH FILLET

  • NEEDLEPOINT / TWIN LEAD THREAD
  • ZINC PLATED STEEL
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1000022F #10 x 1-1/4″ 8.3 6,000
1000023F #10 x 1-1/2″ 9.6 4,000
1000025F #10 x 2″ 12.2 3,000
1000027F #10 x 2-1/2″ 14.4 2,000
1000029F #10 x 3″ 17.3 1,500
1000030F #10 x 3-1/2″ 19.4 1,000
1000031F #10 x 4″ 22.4 1,000
1000032F #10 x 4″ (2″ THREAD) 22.4 1,000
1000033 #10 x 5″ (4″ THREAD) NO FILLET 27.8 1,000
1000034F #12 x 1-1/2″ 11.6 4,000
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1/4" INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD UNSLOTTED FILLET

  • NEEDLEPOINT / TWIN LEAD THREAD
  • SILVER CERAMIC
PART # SIZE LBS/M CASE QUANTITY
104009Z #9-15 x 3/4″ 5.0 5,000
1040010 #9-15 x 1″ 6.4 8,000
1040014 #9-15 x 1-1/2″ 8.6 5,000
1040015 #9-15 x 2″ 11.0 3,000
1040016 #9-15 x 2-1/2″ 12.0 2,000
1040017 #9-15 x 3″ 14.7 1,500
1040018Z #12 x 3/4″ 10.4 3,000
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1/4" INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD UNSLOTTED FILLET

  • FITTED W/NEOPRENE BONDED WASHER
  • NEEDLEPOINT / TWIN LEAD THREAD
  • SILVER CERAMIC
  • POLEBARN
PART # SIZE LBS/M CASE QUANTITY
1100010B #9-15 x 1″ 7.7 6,000
1100014 #9-15 x 1-1/2″ 10.8 4,000
1100016 #9-15 x 2″ 12.3 3,000
1100018 #9-15 x 2-1/2″ 14.5 2,000
1100029 #9-15 x 3″ 16.7 1,500
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1/4" TALL INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD UNSLOTTED #10

  • WASHER FILLET HI/LO THREAD TY17
  • SILVER CERAMIC
  • TYPE 17 POINT
  • FILLET UNDER HEAD
  • HI/LO THREADS
PART # SIZE LBS/M CASE QUANTITY
14000100 #10 x 1″ 8.7 8,000
14000110 #10 x 1-1/2″ 11 4,000
14000120 #10 x 2″ 12.9 3,000
14000130 #10 x 2-1/2″ 15.4 2,000
14000140 #10 x 3″ 17.9 1,500
14000150 #12 x 1-1/2″ 12.6 4,000
14000160 #12 x 2″ (SLOTTED, REGULAR THREAD) 13.4 3,000
14000170 #12 x 2-1/2″ 16.7 2,000
14000180 #12 x 3″ 19.8 1,500
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1/4" INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD UNSLOTTED #10

  • WASHER FILLET HI/LO THREAD TY17 FITTED
  • W/NEOPRENE BONDED WASHERS
  • SILVER CERAMIC
  • TYPE 17 POINT
  • FILLET UNDER HEAD
  • HI/LO THREADS
  • NEOPRENE WASHER
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14000100N #10 x 1″ 8.7 8,000
14000110N #10 x 1-1/2″ 11 4,000
14000120N #10 x 2″ 12.9 3,000
14000130N #10 x 2-1/2″ 15.4 2,000
14000140N #10 x 3″ 17.9 1,500
14000150N #12 x 1-1/2″ 12.6 4,000
14000160N #12 x 2″ (SLOTTED) 13.4 3,000
14000170N #12 x 2-1/2″ 16.7 2,000
14000180N #12 x 3″ 19.8 1,500
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1/4" INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD UNSLOTTED

  • NEEDLEPOINT / TWIN LEAD THREAD
  • 410 STAINLESS STEEL
  • DACRO
PART # SIZE LBS/M CASE QUANTITY
S4-1040021 #10 x 1″ 6.5 8,000
S4-1040022 #10 x 1-1/4″ 7.7 6,000
S4-1040023 #10 x 1-1/2″ 8.5 4,000
S4-1040025 #10 x 2″ 11.3 3,000
S4-1040029 #10 x 3″ 15.3 1,500
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1/4" TALL INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD UNSLOTTED FILLET

  • SHARP POINT / TWIN LEAD THREAD
  • 410 STAINLESS STEEL
  • DACRO COATED
  • TALL HEAD
PART # SIZE LBS/M CASE QUANTITY
S4-1090007 #9 x 2″ 11.3 3,000
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1/4" TALL INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD UNSLOTTED FILLET

  • W/NEOPRENE WASHER
  • SHARP POINT / TWIN LEAD THREAD
  • 410 STAINLESS STEEL
  • DACRO COATED
  • TALL HEAD
PART # SIZE LBS/M CASE QUANTITY
S4-1090001 #9 x 1″ 6.9 6,000
S4-1090003 #9 x 1-1/2 10.8 4,000
S4-1090005 #9 x 2″ 12.3 3,000
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1/4" INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD UNSLOTTED

  • NEEDLEPOINT / TWIN LEAD THREAD
  • COPPER PLATED 410 STAINLESS STEEL
  • RECOMMENDED FOR USE WITH COPPER
  • ALSO AVAILABLE W/NEOPRENE BONDED WASHERS
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S4-1040006CP #8 x 1/2″ 3.0 20,000
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S4-1040010CP #8 x 1″ 4.9 10,000
S4-1040014CP #8 x 1-1/2″ 6.8 5,000
S4-1040015CP #8 x 1-1/2″ (1″ THREAD) 6.8 5,000
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1/4” INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD UNLSLOTTED

  • 18-8 COPPER​ PLATED STAINLESS STEEL
  • NON-MAGNETIC
PART # SIZE LBS/M CASE QUANTITY
S1-1040006CP #8 x 1/2″ 7.1 20,000
S1-1040023CP #10 x 1-1/2″ (TALL HEAD #10 WASHER) 9.4 4,000
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1/4" INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD UNSLOTTED

  • SOLID COPPER
PART # SIZE LBS/M CASE QUANTITY
CU- 1060006 #8 x 1/2″ 7.1 20,000

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