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Thread: Gutters

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Default Gutters

    When replacing gutters what are the pro's and con's of using rivets vs. screws to attach the pieces together? I notice most gutter systems are riveted.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007

    Default Re: Gutters

    Must be a regional thing as I have never seen a gutter system that was riveted together... everything around these parts is put together using self-tapping screws that (sometimes) have a neoprene washer under the head.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Default Re: Gutters

    I would recommend rivets over screws so that you do not have sharp points to slice your hands on when seasonally cleaning the gutters. Another thing is that the screws will be longer and more likely to catch leaves and debris, causing clogs.
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