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A channel at the eaves or on the roof of a building, for carrying off rain water.

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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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How to prevent rain damage from neighbouring property

We've recently moved to a two story detached house which has a neighboring bungalow very close to the border. The property next door doesn't have any guttering which causes all of their rain water to ...
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Proper shingle placement in corner

I had my roof replaced about a month ago and recently noticed that when it rains, a strong stream of water pours from the roof onto an adjacent window in the corner. In this problem area, I have one ...
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I need to change the slope of my gutters. What do I need to know for this?

My questions are at the bottom of the post Here is the picture that shows what I am trying to do The gutters are attached to the My questions: -in order to correct the slope would it be enough ...
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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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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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Drip edge replacement

The drip edge on my house is peeling back and wasn't noticed until significant water damage to the soffits occurred. Doesn't seem like it was ever actually fastened to the sheathing with nails, nor ...
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Was my gutter installed improperly?

I got into a project this weekend that involved removing the siding and getting into my wall from the exterior to fix a plumbing leak. Upon doing so, I noticed much of the framing wood above the ...
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Neighbours guttering running onto roof

Hi I have just got home to see our neighbour at the back has put guttering running straight onto our outhouse roof. I wondered if this was allowed or should the pipe be going right down to the ...
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How can I install gutters where there is no roof overhang, and the walls are concrete block?

I have a detached garage that has a flat rubber roof that slopes from front to back. There is however no overhang at the back of the garage, and no gutters, so water is running down the concrete block ...
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Gutter brackets screwed through shingles

I had a new roof and gutters installed last year, and while cleaning the gutters I noticed that while most of them are attached like the following picture there are a few that are attached by ...
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Gutter installation on fascia with or without 1x2 wood drip edge

I have a similar situation to this post (What is this small strip of wood in front of fascia?) with a 1x2" presumably serving as a drip edge along the fascia. In some areas along the eaves this 1x2 ...
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Water puddle in backyard causing leaking in garage concrete wall

This is what I saw in the backyard of a split level home after a light rain The water was there due to overflow from gutter. I can clean the gutter but the puddle situation must be fixed as it will ...
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Install new gutters and leaders

After a new roof was installed, a different crew is coming over tomorrow to install new gutters and leaders. Although they keep trying to sell me gutter guards, I said no, mostly after reading the ...
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Do bump outs on colonial homes typically have gutters?

I am going through a home inspection of a 100 year old home that was built in 1915. It is common to have a bump-out of 1-3 feet off the home. Do these bump out's generally have gutters or not? If so, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Water leak where the gutter attaches to the fascia

We recently replaced the roof and installed new gutters. One month later I have a water leak where the gutter attaches to the fascia. What can be the reason?
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Is it ok to feed these waste water pipes into a gutter channel

I'm in the process of replacing a load of rotten decking. While I have the decking up I decided to fit a gutter channel under the outside tap. The channel is quite deep (shown) and will go against the ...
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Gutters in front of corner pilasters, how to put gutters on a Georgian house?

I am looking at buying a Georgian style colonial and the house has very handsome corner pilasters, however, over each one is a gutter downspout, so it kind of spoils the effect of the pilasters. I ...
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Roof Gutter Installation

I recently had rain gutters installed on my house. Should house gutters have gaps/spaces between the facia board and the gutters? My gutters appear to be leaking.
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Standing water in gutters

I have a 1 car garage shed with gutters around the roof. There are two downspouts, both on the same side of the structure (there is an alley on one side so both drain into the alley). I was up on the ...
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Screwed up gutter install, best next steps?

First I thought it would look alright but on closer look, I see the gutters are not just behind but under the drip edge and have the exposed facia. While I paid with CC and can just charge back the ...
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Is there any reference (or probably web/online calculator) to figure the size for downspout pipe for a known flow rate

The total flow rate of water collected by the gutter of my roof is known (50 L/minute). I need to figure the safe size for my downspout pipe for this roof. What's the minimum diameter for the ...
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Correct gutter installation to prevent ice dams?

We had new guitars, downspouts and gutter guards installed and now there's a huge ice dam. Should the downspout that collects water from upper levels be sitting in the valley? The downspout empties ...
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Calculate rainfall intensity

To help size drainage, I'd like to calculate the maximum rainfall intensity for my particular location. How do I do that? I've found data sources that will give me the average number of inches of ...
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Keeping Rats Out Of Attic

A pest control professional told me that rats could be entering the attic through tiny gaps behind the gutter and up and under the drip guard. To even see the gaps he's talking about, the shingles ...
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Seal the End of a Gutter

The gutter on the outside of my house I purchased needs a end cap replaced. However it's more of a square than any of the gutter caps at local shops. It seems like a strong type of tape that was ...
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How do I drain this gutter away from the house?

In the picture below B is 2-3 inces below C A is 2-3 inces below C Currently the downspout goes to the main drain of the house I would like to drain the gutter on my lawn near point A What is the ...
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How should the gutters be installed on a huge gable dormer?

I have a situation similar to this photo (except my "dormer" is 24 feet long), focusing on the upper gutter: I think it makes the most sense to catch rain/debris from a roof valley in the main gable ...
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Replace fallen gutters of a house to be knocked down in the next 6-8 months?

We in the process of finalizing a knockdown-rebuild of our house. Haven't signed up any contracts yet, but hoping to commence the rebuild within the next 6 to 8 months. This morning when we woke up, ...
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