An essential part of ensuring that your gutters are in excellent shape is getting top-quality products and installation services. In this post, trusted roofing and siding contractor V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. discusses why your contractor’s choice of gutter screws is a big deal for home maintenance.
The Consequence of Mixing Metals
A common form of corrosion, rust is the result of the deterioration of metal-based materials due to chemical interaction with their environment. Since a notable portion of gutter materials consist of metal, it is important to take corrosion into consideration when selecting gutter screws.
When two dissimilar metals are connected together, there is a great chance that galvanic corrosion will take place. This phenomenon can speed up the process of corrosion for the other metals involved in the system. An effective way to prevent this is to use similar metals. For example, add stainless steel gutter screws and stainless steel gutter mesh to a steel roof.
Stainless Steel vs. Zinc-Coated Gutter Screws
Many homeowners opt to install zinc-coated screws in their gutters because of their relatively affordable price. However, oxidation from prolonged exposure to the sun will eventually weaken the zinc plating and cause the underlying steel to rust. Stainless steel, on the other, is a stronger and tougher material famed for its resistance to corrosion. When you select stainless steel screws, you may not have to worry about gutter replacement for years. You can even paint your stainless steel screws to match your gutters for a sleeker and more attractive appearance.
Look no further than V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. for high-quality exterior improvement solutions, including gutter installation and vinyl siding replacement. Our goal is to improve the look and functionality of your home by providing industry-leading products and services. Call us at (203) 639-1634 or fill out our contact form to request a free, no-obligation quote.