- Q.How should gutters be
attached to prevent them from getting ripped off the fascia
when ice accumulates during winter?
A.Install gutter hangers at least 24 inches
on-center. Make sure the spikes fasten through the fascia to a
2x subfascia or to rafter or truss tails. Also, mount the
gutters so that a straightedge laid on the roof extends above
the outer edge of the gutter (see illustration). This will help
prevent snow slides from taking the gutter off.