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How/where to attach bird deterrent on outside corner of overhanging eave

This woodpecker is pecking on the gutter every morning at 4:30. Always at the extreme outside corner, as shown. I want to try attaching a plastic decoy woodpecker at that corner. Not sure of the ...
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Can a modified bitumen top layer hang suspended in the air over the gutter?

I recently had a modified bitumen roof installed on my house. During installation, the roofer extended the top layer of bitumen over the gutter and created a slight slope for drainage. However, this ...
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How would I go about fixing a loose gutter?

What’s the best way to go about loose gutters for new home owners… Hey guys, so this is becoming a major issue now that’s it’s spring time. Only a portion of our gutter was slightly loose when we ...
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Can I use a simple rain diverter to direct water into the gutter?

Water has ruined the skirt board and siding because it runs off the roof and right down the wall since the gutter doesn't go all the way to the end of the house. Besides replacing the entire gutter I ...
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Repairing end of 4” pvc pipe - circle shape collapsed

My downspout at the corner of my garage ends directly on the driveway such that the water runs into the garden bed immediately adjacent and pools there anytime it rains. To make matters more ...
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Can I use hidden gutter brackets on the ends of rafters with no fascia?

I'd like to install some gutters on my detached garage. Most of the instructions online assume that either: There's a fascia board attached to the ends of the roof rafters; in that case you attach ...
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How many elbows can I put in a gutter downspout?

I'm planning on installing gutters this one section will be 38ft no water coming from elsewhere just the one section of roof. 5 inch aluminum gutters. If I put the downspout at the end it will be ...
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How can I attach rain gutter downspout to a steel pole?

I'm trying to control erosion below my deck. My plan is to add a gutter along the edge of the deck and route the downspout along the pole that's closest to the camera. How might I attach the downspout ...
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How can I prevent water from running behind my gutters and under shingles near a wall?

I've been troubleshooting some issues have been having with water getting into my basement. Today I took a hose out to try and find out how water is getting behind my gutters and believe I found some ...
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Is this soggy soil next to the garage's downspout normal?

I noticed the soil next to the downspout in the garage is always wet, never dries. Is there an issue that would explain that? Or is it normal given the proximity? Could the irrigation line have ...
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How do I prevent water from leaking behind my new gutters?

I had a new roof installed along with gutter and gutter guards last year. Over the past few months I’ve noticed that after it rains there’s always the same stretch of gutter that drips water from ...
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Leaking Metal Gutters

The screws attaching the gutters to the metal awning have rusted. They don't move when I turn them. There is also some white powder substance on the gutters and the metal awning. They are leaking in a ...
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Where to put downspout?

Reference image below. The image shows the back of our house where the water currently falls next to our house, and the pit it’s starting to make on the ground (circled). The side “yard” on that part ...
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Best gutter option

Need to add a section of gutter in front of my house. Would like to not have another downspout. Would it better to move the existing one over(which would block the plumbing vent)(pic 2)? Or put the ...
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Gutter overhang past end of drip edge

My gutter has a 4" overhang past the end of drip edge. Does this do anything or can I just not have it in my next gutter that I am working on? It's a mod bit 10 degree roof that all drains into ...
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Water from peaked roof does not go into the gutter below. How do I fix this? [closed]

I purchased a custom built home that has gutters, but there is a spot where the water from the peaked roof doesn't get into the gutter. It drips where the peaked roof hits the part with the gutter. ...
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How do I flash a roof valley into a nearby gutter?

The following roof valley bypasses the gutter and spills too much water over the adjacent roof overhang. I figure a bent piece of aluminum flashing installed appropriately could divert the valley ...
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Joining 2 sides of a gable roof gutter system for rainwater collection? [closed]

A house we're in the process of buying has a North/South facing Gable roof with gutters on both sides and a downspout in each of the 4 corners. Are there any options, or sense, in somehow joining the ...
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Can this water damaged fascia be fixed in part without replacing all of the fascia?

I have a small section of fascia with water damage due to gutters not draining correctly. I will fix the gutters but I am worried about the cost and difficulty of repairing the fascia / soffit. It is ...
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Water leakage in basement after down spout installation

Large amounts of water have been leaking into my basement after below ground downspouts were installed in November of 2022. Prior to the installation, there was never any water leakage in the basement....
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How would you add gutters here?

Our home was built with a fascia/eave that directs water right onto our deck near the slider. I want to find some way to install a gutter or something to redirect water elsewhere. Is there any good ...
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Connector for 3" downspout to 2" schedule 40 pvc

Looking for a connector for 3" downspout to 2" schedule 40 pvc (not drain pipe) or some configuration that gets me there. this is underground
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How to find rafter tails when covered by soffit?

I'd like to repair some hanging gutters by drilling some new gutter hangers into rafter tails, but it's already fully assembled with fascia trim and soffit covering the outside, how do I locate the &...
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Gas pipe behind gutter, causing water damage on facia

During a room addition long ago, gas line was rerouted to travel through addition, then along facia toward furnace. Because it travels behind gutter, water rides behind the gutter in some spots along ...
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Large gap between fascia and roof deck / drip edge

After re-securing and re-sloping a gutter (because I noticed the dormer roof is not actually level and the side opposite the downspout is lower), I noticed a considerable gap above the gutter and ...
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How can I stabilize the footing of a ladder?

Whenever I saw a professional on a ladder, there was someone else at the foot of the ladder holding the sides of the ladder. Now that my rain gutters are frozen solid, they are creaking, and I'm ...
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Redirect plugged gutter downspout drain

The rear gutter downspout drain at the back of my house is apparently clogged (or crushed, or overgrown with roots). The previous homeowner said a nearby window well flooded due to the overflow and ...
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Is this Gutter install right?

Today, I found my home has a gutter install as below: My question is: The hanger screw has penetrate through the metal drip edge and gutter the fascia (cover), is it right? I am thinking it should ...
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How can I secure loose gutters?

Along the back of my house there is a gutter approximately 20' long. The lower end is coming away from the house. A couple of years ago I replaced several of the old gutter nails with gutter screws. ...
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Rake Boards & Rake Cladding

What is the proper term roofers use for rake board cladding, as opposed to fascia board or fascia wrap? What should rake board cladding be called on a roofer's estimate or roofer's contract if it is ...
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Why is water escaping my downspouts onto the concrete pad?

A post on what I should do with a new house suggested that I walk the lawn when it was raining cats and dogs. I took that advice this weekend and noticed something very interesting about my downspouts....
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Solutions for roof drainage with large amounts of water/ice?

My new shop is 30x60, single sloped the LONG way (water drains along 60 feet). This is making for some large amounts of water coming off the end during storms, which makes washouts on the sloped ...
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Very Clogged Gutter Downspout

After a new roof was put on my house recently, one of my downspouts ended up completely clogged. Based on my attempts to unclog it (I have done this many times in the past at multiple paces on house ...
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Neighbor’s gutters empty into my sump pump discharge [closed]

I’m in CT in the US. My sump pump discharges into my front lawn near the sidewalk. My gutters also feed into this, and I found out recently that my neighbor’s gutters do as well. My neighbor told me ...
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Proper flashing of sheathing to gutters/roof when resheathing exterior

Currently in the process of resheathing a small area of my house. Removed vinyl siding, foam sheet insulation, rotted out wooden siding, and asphalt paper (in that order). Replacing all with ZipSystem ...
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How to fix rain water missing gutter on the 2nd floor?

When it rains, rain water not going into the 2nd floor gutter but coming down straight on the ground. What is the best way to fix this?
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Will larger gutter solve overshooting problem?

Due to the structure of the roof, the water from several planes goes into one spot of the gutter, which causes severe overshooting problem even with clean gutter, as one can tell from the water marks ...
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Waterproofing Issue In Yard

Having a problem in our yard that I am fairly certain is connected to a waterproofing project completed by the previous homeowner. My layperson's understanding of the situation and work completed: the ...
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Gutter overfllowing

Our roof has a fairly complex geometry. In one spot, there is a downspout that empties into another gutter. It routinely overflows. We have covers on the gutters, but some really fine tree litter ...
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Drainage question and options

Problem: I don't have a way to divert the gutters right now. I also have minor seepage when we have heavy rain. My question is Do I really need to go down to the foundation footer or is 2-3ft depth ...
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What is this foam in my downspout for? Can I get rid of it?

When we had our house's gutters and downspouts replaced a little while ago, the installer discovered that the bottom (end toward the ground) of one of the old downspouts was clogged with the black and ...
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Proper way to connect gutters

The picture above is where a gutter over the porch connects to a gutter over the garage for my home. As you can see, two gutters are connected using a downspout at an angle leaving a section of the ...
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Looking advice for repairing gutter leaking

I have a gutter leaking. The start price is $450 if I hire a company. I wonder if I could do it by myself but not sure what materials. I saw the leaking is from the joint section of the gutter and ...
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Uneven / open drip edges after siding and fascia replacement

I recently had my siding replaced, which included all fascia, flashing, etc, and new gutters. I notice that the drip edge is no longer securely against the gutters or fascia. In some cases, it seems ...
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Water dripping past gutters

I have one side of my gutter dripping below the overhang. I am attaching the photos of left and right side of the roof as well as the left from underneath where its dripping. Do you think the water is ...
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How can I repair an underground gutter drain pipe broken at the face of a concrete slab?

I can't use couplers because there's cement around the pvc pipes. Its cracked right to the curb. How do I fix it?
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Why divide a downspout or require an extra sleeve?

A gutter installer just put gutters and downspouts on my new addition. Is this some new technique that I am not privy to? What would be the purpose of doing it this way?
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Does this downspout design make sense?

I've recently started smelling a musty smell in my upstairs bedroom. The bedroom closet just happens to be where the downspout from the main roof drains onto the roof for my garage and creates a kind ...
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Does this gutter look like it's installed correctly?

I've attached a photo showing that there are some gaps between the gutter and what it is attached to. The gaps aren't huge, but I can see the sky through them. Are these gaps likely to cause problems ...
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Why is there a gap between fascia and gutter?

I have a 30 year old house, which I have owned for the last five years. The gutters are getting old and I want to replace all. Other than being old and rusty they are working fine based on my ...

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