Snow, sliding ice, and clogs can be hard on gutters and can even bring them down in the right conditions.
Another great benefit of the 138 T standing seam is that the same seam cap that is used to join the metal panels together can also be used as a gutter strap. This doesn’t replace the gutter hanger, it's in addition to the gutter and using the seam cap as a gutter strap adds great strength to the gutter and looks great.
Here how it work
- The seam cap is allowed to run past the edge of the panel 8” to 12”
- Using a hand crimper you close the seam cap
- next take hand tongs and bend strap to fit gutter profile
- Use a lap screw to attach the gutter strap to the front side of the gutter
This is just another smart detail that is available with the 138 T standing seam metal roofing. It add value to the roofing/ guttering system without adding cost. Guttering hung this way will stay rigid and resist sagging.
Read more about the standing seam metal roof options here