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Installing Gutter Spikes

Gutter spikes are one of many methods used to secure aluminum gutters to the facia board.  Other methods include what I call the "hanger" as the gutter literally hangs from an aluminum bracket.  The gutter spike is the most common method.  Safety note: FALLING OFF THE ROOF CAN KILL OR INJURE YOU!  Work with an appropriate safety harness.  Work from a ladder if you can.  Here is a list of tools.  If you need more pictures and information, check out the in-depth How-To.

Determine where you need to install the spike(s).  Pierce the gutter using either the gutter spike or another appropriate tool.  I generally just hold the spike against the lip and knock it through with a hammer.

Place the ferrule inside the gutter and push the spike through the gutter.

Take your hammer and drive the spike into the board.   Don't get too tough with the spike or you'll bend it.



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