I just moved into this house that needs a lot of work. I noticed that the upper gutters drain onto the roof of the lower gutters and I learned that this will ruin my roof. I was originally thinking to just connect the upper and the lower with a downspout (option A in the photo), but after doing some more research, I started to think maybe rerouting the downspout would be a better fix (option B in the photo). Would this look kinda bad right at the entryway, though? What are your thoughts?
My house has a similar situation and when I got new gutters I inquired about option A but the guy said it would actually cause issues:
- It's another clog point
- It will provide shade for moss to grow and destroy the roof way faster than excess water could ever hope to achieve
If you can re-slope the gutters for option B then go for it, I don't think it would look bad. You can always paint the downspout to camouflage it or buy a pre-colored downspout which closely matches the house.
I am willing to bet you have much more pressing matters to tend to which don't involve messing with gutters that work as designed :-)