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Zip Screws: Gutter Screws

by MaryLouise on 11/06/15

Very soon gutter screws, whether it’s copper, copper plated, or carbon steel, one thing is certain - winter is coming and gutter screws will be in high demand. 

According to the 2015 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac, the winter of 2014–15 will see below-normal temperatures for about three-quarters of the nation. A large zone of very cold temperatures will be found from east of the Continental Divide east to the Appalachians. The most frigid temperatures will be found from the Northern Plains into the Great Lakes. The coldest outbreak of the season will come during the final week of January into the beginning of February, when frigid arctic air drops temperatures across the Northern Plains to perhaps 40 below zero. As the frigid air blows across the Great Lakes, snow showers and squalls will drop heavy amounts of snow to the lee of the Lakes.

Over the eastern third of the country, we are expecting an active storm track with a number of storms delivering copious amounts of snow and rain. Near-normal precipitation is expected for the Pacific Northwest, the Southwest States, and Northern Plains. The Central and Southern Plains are expected to receive above-average precipitation.

We are “red flagging” the first 10 days of January and the first week of February along the Atlantic Seaboard for active wintry weather featuring bouts of heavy precipitation and strong winds. Another red flag timeframe for widespread wintry conditions is the middle part of March from the nation’s midsection to the East Coast. Credited: 

Another unbelievable weather force this year is this year’s El Nino warning. According to the studies’ this El Nino will compare to the 97-98  season. It will cause frequent heavy rain on the west coast and southern state. With the combination of El Nino and the below average temperatures that will hit the eastern seaboard this winter season will be the one of the harshest on record. With the driving rains of El Nino and the freezing wind and snow totals caused by La Nina, this winter will be another tough one.

  As we hunker down for another winter of extreme snow totals, now is a great time to stock up on gutter screws. There are a lot of options out there, but there are some things to take into consideration. For instance, our gutter screws come with a high hat hex washer head. With a high profile hex washer head, your drill chuck has a more secure grip that will lessen the chance of the chuck slipping and stripping the screw head, which is a nightmare to remove. Not to mention the added cost of replacing broken screws that have smaller grip points. 

A few more fantastic feature our gutter screws are that ours are manufactured with several unique features. For instance ours come with a fillet under the screw head. This feature strengthens the screw without increasing the shank size. Our 4/10  dacroment Stainless Steel are treated with a salt spray that coats the screw , preventing rust. They can also be painted to match many of the newer metal roofs available today. Also we carry Copper Screws and Copper Plated Screws. With our Stainless Steel Copper Plated Screws works well with copper roofs and the stainless steel works great with magnetized chucks. Not to mention the oxidation of the metal matches the natural Fatima of the copper roofing. Our Copper Gutter Screws are a perfect match for the copper roofing that is not only beautiful, but so popular in restorations and new constructions. 

So here we go. Most of the country is going to be fighting the elements yet again. We are always here to help your place your gutter screw orders and answer any questions you may have about our Zip Screws and other fasteners needs. 

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