A Long-Lasting Gutter Installation System for Homes in Ann Arbor and Cities Across Michigan
Atlas Home Improvement is proud to offer homeowners in Ann Arbor and throughout Michigan the SnapLock Gutter System® – a gutter installation system that is superior to traditional methods in every way. Before SnapLock, every gutter in the United States was attached to the fascia using either nails, spikes, or screws. When holes are made into the back of the gutter system using these fasteners, water can seep into the fascia board. This water will then flow into the holes in the wood fascia, which, over time, begins to rot. Eventually, the strength of each fastener becomes weakened due to the combination of rot and weight (of ice and snow in the gutter). Many homeowners will often see spikes hanging out an inch or so from their gutters. This is an indication that the fascia has been damaged and can no longer hold the hanger or nail.
Prevent Gutter Failures with the SnapLock Gutter System
SnapLock is a revolutionary gutter attachment system available to homeowners only through authorized Gutter Helmet dealers. The system consists of a specially designed SnapLock bracket that allows gutters to be “snapped” into the SnapLock truss receiver mounted on the fascia. A hidden gutter hanger is used for additional support and to ensure proper spacing, but is NOT attached to the fascia. By eliminating an attachment system that penetrates the gutter, SnapLock protects the fascia from water damage. Also, SnapLock gutters are actually stronger and can handle more weight than traditional hangers, yet they literally “float” in place. This allows for the necessary expansion and contraction and keeps the gutter system properly pitched. To learn more, see How It Works.
Above: Traditional attachment systems such as this gutter attached with spike and ferrule often fail during the harsh winter months because the fascia board is rotten and can no longer support the weight of ice and snow. Top Right: “Proud” spikes indicate that the fascia board may be compromised and no longer solid wood. Bottom Right: Over time this trapped moisture from spikes causes wood rot to the fascia and rafters.
Additional Benefits of the SnapLock Gutter Installation System
Another problem long associated with standard gutter installation methods is that the gutters tend to be placed right up against the fascia board. This can lead to moisture accumulating behind the gutter, which contributes to fascia rot as well as the growth of mold behind or under the gutters. The SnapLock Bracket is designed to push the gutter away from the fascia about 1/4-inch and allows air to get behind the gutter. This ventilation will keep the fascia dry and eliminate mold and mildew, which needs moisture to survive. The SnapLock bracket system is stronger than traditional attachment methods and will help prevent the typical sagging that happens when ice and snow build up tries to pull the gutters off the home. In addition to creating a healthier environment for your family, it looks 100% better than the alternative. The SnapLock bracket system is stronger than traditional attachment methods and will help prevent the typical sagging that happens when ice and snow build up tries to pull the gutters off the home.
The innovative SnapLock ensures complete protection because it:
- Eliminates the need for nails, screws or spikes to penetrate your gutters
- Prevents black mold growth
- Stops condensation and fascia board rot
- Eliminates gutter separation and sagging
- Stops cold weather buckling
- Allows expansion and contraction
- Comes with a lifetime material warranty
Contact Atlas Home Improvement today to learn more about how the SnapLock system is superior to any other gutter installation method used for homes in Ann Arbor and throughout Michigan.