When is it really necessary to add a support when installing gutters?
After you install the gutters to your home on the outside you might face the problem whether to add support or no to handle the half pipes. You might not realize that the gutter may not resist to a lot of rain water and break eventually. If you do forget to install supports, at the next big storm with heavy rain, the gutter will loosen putting you in the position to fix it quickly.
Brackets and spikes are the gutter support types that are the most used. Depending on the support you choose you will know what to do with the space between them. The gutters are hanged from the roof using many brackets, more than you would need if you were using the spike system. It is recommended that you install the brackets with 36 inches between them or even with 30 inches in order for them to fully support the gutter weight. On the other hand you can fit spikes at a distance of 45 inches or less depending on your preferences.