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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 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 this 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.

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Gutter Screw Specifications

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

These screws typically feature an indented hex washer head, which is indented with six flat sides. A washer that is slightly wider 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 are working with aluminum or vinyl gutters, 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 its own matching threads into the material and doesn’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. They also can have painted heads.

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 eventually cause interior moisture penetration. If your home gutter needs an overhaul, straightening, or replacement, it is important to choose the right 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 have been installed using aluminum gutter spikes and ferrules. However, you can replace this hardware with ceramic- or copper-coated 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 choose screws that have a thicker shank and are slightly longer than the one you are replacing so that the new screw can tap into the material and 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. You could also take pictures and specs of the samples to send to a customer service representative when purchasing the parts online. The workers can 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 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 gutter screws you’ll want for the project. You should also make sure to see whether 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-plated or stainless steel gutter screws and secure hangers into the rafters every three feet along the length of the gutter.

Many of our gutter screws have attractive design features. The screws are offered in colors that can match your gutter system. Most gutter screws have a tall 1/4″ hex head, which helps facilitate quick installation. Gutter screws come in a variety of lengths. You can also select copper, stainless steel, 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 as screws do. 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 between hot and 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. These 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 these 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 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 will 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 meet the highest durability standards. Our products are zinc plated, ceramic coated, and coated stainless steel, which helps prevent the development of rust — and prevents the premature failure of a gutter installation. Help delight your customers when you choose durable fasteners for gutters from All Points.

Frequently Asked Questions

A few of the most asked questions about gutter screws include:

Are ZIP screws the same as gutter screws?

ZIP screw is the brand name for an All Points Fasteners self-tapping, self-piercing or sheet metal screw. The most common applications for ZIP screws are gutters, siding, roofing and HVAC installations. These screws feature a sharp point that creates a hole as you drive them into the material.

Are gutter screws corrosion-resistant?

Although the specific degree of corrosion protection varies by type of coating, most gutter screws have a safeguard against rust. At All Points Fasteners, we offer several innovative finishes — including Dacromet® and ceramic coatings — that perform exceptionally well in wet weather and high-humidity climates. The stainless-steel screws we offer are more expensive but are extremely resistant to rust.

What are the screw options for copper gutters?

Copper gutters need screws that do not contain carbon steel to prevent surface rust. All Points Fasteners offers an extensive product range of screws that work well with copper gutter applications, from magnetic and non-magnetic ZIP screws to stainless steel and copper-plated screws.

What size screws should you use for gutter brackets?

For gutter bracket installation, the ideal screw length depends on the thickness of your gutter and the material you’re securing it into. The screw length should be long enough to penetrate the gutter material and reach the fascia. We offer various product sizes and finishes to meet your unique project needs.

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. Our experts are available to help answer questions contractors may have about our fastening products. 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 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 their affordability! 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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1/4" TALL INDENTED HEX WASHER
HEAD SLOTTED WITH FILLET

  • NEEDLEPOINT / TWIN LEAD THREAD
  • ZINC PLATED STEEL
hex washer head quarter tall indented fillet zip
PART # SIZE LBS/M CASE QUANTITY
1000022F #10 x 1-1/4″ 8.3 6,000
1000023F #10 x 1-1/2″ 9.6 5,000
1000025F #10 x 2″ 12.2 4,000
1000027F #10 x 2-1/2″ 14.4 2,000
1000029F #10 x 3″ 17.3 2,500
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 3,200
hwh quarter indented hex washer unslotted fillet screw index

1/4" TALL INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD UNSLOTTED WITH 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
hwh quarter indented hex washer head unslotted fillet neo screw

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

  • FITTED W/NEOPRENE BONDED WASHER
  • NEEDLEPOINT / TWIN LEAD THREAD
  • SILVER CERAMIC
  • POLEBARN
PART # SIZE LBS/M CASE QUANTITY
1100010N #9-15 x 1″ 7.7 6,000
1100014N #9-15 x 1-1/2″ 10.8 4,000
1100016N #9-15 x 2″ 12.3 3,000
1100018N #9-15 x 2-1/2″ 14.5 2,000
1100029N #9-15 x 3″ 16.7 1,500
hwh quarter indented hex washer head unslotted fillet screw

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
1/4″ TALL INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD
14000100 #10 x 1″ 7 8,000
14000110 #10 x 1-1/2″ 10 4,000
14000120 #10 x 2″ 12 3,000
14000130 #10 x 2-1/2″ 14 2,000
14000140 #10 x 3″ 17 1,500
14000150 #12 x 1-1/2″ 12.8 4,000
14000160 #12 x 2″ 17 3,000
14000170 #12 x 2-1/2″ 18.5 2,000
14000180 #12 x 3″ 20.5 1,500
5/16″ TALL INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD
14000190 #14 x 1-1/2″ 18.5 2,500
14000200 #14 x 2″ 24.0 2,000
14000210 #14 x 2 1/2″ 28.0 1,500
14000220 #14 x 3″ 32.0 1,000
hwh quarter indented hex washer head unslotted fillet neo screw

1/4" TALL INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD UNSLOTTED WITH FILLET HI/LO THREAD TY17 FITTED W/NEOPRENE BONDED WASHERS

  • SILVER CERAMIC
  • TYPE 17 POINT
  • FILLET UNDER HEAD
  • HI/LO THREADS
  • NEOPRENE WASHER
PART # SIZE LBS/M CASE QUANTITY
14000100N #10 x 1″ 8.8 4,000
14000110N #10 x 1-1/2″ 12 2,300
14000120N #10 x 2″ 14 2,000
14000130N #10 x 2-1/2″ 15.4 1,500
14000140N #10 x 3″ 17.9 1,000
14000150N #12 x 1-1/2″ 15 2,300
14000160N #12 x 2″ 17 1,800
14000170N #12 x 2-1/2″ 19 1,500
14000180N #12 x 3″ 21 1,000
polebarn screws indented hex washer head hi/lo

5/16" INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD UNSLOTTED HI/LO THREAD TY17 FITTED W/NEOPRENE BONDED WASHERS

  • SILVER CERAMIC
  • TYPE 17 POINT
  • HI/LO THREADS
  • NEOPRENE WASHER
14000190N #14 x 1-1/2″ 21.5 2,000
14000200N #14 x 2″ 27 1,500
14000210N #14 x 2 1/2″ 31 1,000
14000220N #14 x 3″ 35 500
quarter tall indented hex washer head fillet neo stainless steel gutter screw

1/4" TALL INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD UNSLOTTED

  • NEEDLEPOINT / TWIN LEAD THREAD
  • 410 STAINLESS STEEL
  • DACRO COATED
PART # SIZE LBS/M CASE QUANTITY
S4-1040021 #10 x 1″ 6.5 7,000
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
hex washer head quarter tall indented fillet neo screw

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
hex washer head quarter tall indented fillet neo screw

1/4" TALL INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD UNSLOTTED FILLET W/NEOPRENE WASHER

  • SHARP POINT / TWIN LEAD THREAD
  • 410 STAINLESS STEEL
  • DACRO COATED
  • TALL HEAD
  • NEOPRENE BONDED WASHER
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
Gutter instillation zip screw number four

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
PART # SIZE LBS/M CASE QUANTITY
S4-1040002CP #6 x 3/8″ 2.0 25,000
S4-1040006CP #8 x 1/2″ 3.0 20,000
S4-1040009CP #8 x 3/4″ 3.9 14,000
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
copper plated needlepoint screws

1/4” INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD UNSLOTTED

  • COPPER​ PLATED 18-8 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
copper gutter installation screws

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
self tapping ceramic coated screws multi color long and short

PAINTED 1/4" INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD SLOTTED

  • NEEDLEPOINT / TWIN LEAD THREAD
  • ZINC PLATED STEEL
  • PAINTED HEADS
PART # SIZE LBS/M CASE QUANTITY
P1000002 #6 x 3/8″ 2.1 25,000
P1000006 #8 x 1/2″ 2.7 20,000
P1000007 #8 x 9/16″ 3.0 16,000
P1000008 #8 x 5/8″ 3.2 16,000
P1000009 #8 x 3/4″ 3.7 14,000
P1000010 #8 x 1″ 3.9 10,000
P1000012 #8 x 1-1/4″ 4.7 7,000
P1000014 #8 x 1-1/2″ 6.0 5,000
P1000016 #8 x 2″ 6.9 4,000
painted ceramic coated gutter zip scores

PAINTED 1/4" INDENTED HEX WASHER HEAD SLOTTED

  • NEEDLEPOINT / TWIN LEAD THREAD
  • CERAMIC COATED WHITE / 1000 HOURS
  • PAINTED HEADS
PART # SIZE LBS/M CASE QUANTITY
P1040001 #6 x 3/8″ 2 25,000
P1040002 #8 x 1/2″ 2.9 20,000
P1040003T #10 x 1″ TALL 6.6 8,000
P1040005F #10 x 1-1/4″ TALL W/ FILLET 7.7 6,000
P1040006F #10 x 1-1/2″ TALL W/ FILLET 8.5 4,000
P1040007F #10 x 2″ TALL W/ FILLET 11.3 3,000

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