Is home gutter safety something to be concerned about? Absolutely. Home gutters, especially copper, are susceptible to theft.
But why and how can we help?
As your local gutter experts in San Antonio, we take it upon us to bring awareness to gutter safety. Gutters are stolen and sold to scrap metal yards. Yards take gutters and sell the metal material to manufacturers for recycling. All types of gutters are stolen, but the most valuable are copper gutters because they are worth more per pound.
Scrap metal buyers take precautions to ensure they aren’t purchasing stolen gutters, like asking for identification from sellers, but some thieves still get away with it.
How We Can Protect Your Gutters
Along with our thorough installations, we also secure your gutters to avoid theft. We use stronger fasteners than your common screw or nail — known as pin bolts. These type of bolts strengthen gutter installations and are harder to yank down.
Another thing to keep in mind: your downspouts. They’re an integral part of your gutter system, also important to secure. Pin bolts are useful for securing downspouts, but other fasteners are available. Use pin bolts, copper clamps, or brass brackets to protect your gutter system. They are often attached to siding or brick and make it harder to remove.
AHC Helps You Keep Your Gutters Secure
Not sure what is your best option? Our installers in San Antonio know best! During installation, we recommend the best way to secure your gutter system.
New home gutters are valuable and replacing them is quite the expense, especially when they aren’t worn out! We take the expert label seriously and provide quality gutter installations.
Keep an eye out on your gutters! We offer repairs and installations in San Antonio, Texas and surrounding areas.