Prep for gutter installation


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Old 06-14-04, 01:53 PM
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Prep for gutter installation

One gutter company said I need to cut back the rafters, which go 1/2" to 1" past the roof edge. Another said I need to put up a fascia board. Is either necessary or desirable?

I read that seamless gutters must be installed by a contractor. Isn't there a way to order them?
 
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Old 06-14-04, 04:56 PM
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Dont know what you have are going to do. But most builders cut the rafter tails off . Then put the fascia board on . The roof deck has to stick out 1/2" to 1" for the drip edge on it so the water goes into the gutter. Yes you for sure need a fascia board on it for the gutters.

Now you can call some one and they can come out and make your seamless gutter for you there. But who will you get to put them up . Takes a lot of hands some times

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Old 06-14-04, 06:05 PM
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Thanks. Guess I'll have it all done.
 
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Ed, you said for sure the fascia is needed. One gutter company I talked to agreed. Then another one said no, I could just cut off the rafter tails. Are you saying that without a fascia the rain won't go into the gutters?
 
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With out the fascia board there the gutter has no real support. Empty they would be OK put a hard rain and full of water then you could have trouble.



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When someone came to give me an estimate on putting up the fascia, he asked what size wood I want. He said it doesn't matter since the gutters will be attached to the rafters, but you said the fascia is needed for support.

The fascia boards on the front and back of the house are 1x6. Is this adequate for the gutters? If not, what do you suggest?
 
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You should have a 8" fascia board. You need it so the gutter can have a fall to the downspout. A 6" would work if the home is nice and level

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Is 1x8 sufficient?
 
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I just noticed that you said it should be 1x8 because of the downspout, but the downspout will be around the corner, on the fascia that is 1x6. I don't want to replace the board that's already there.

If the downspout is not on the new fascia, does that mean it can be 1x6? I think the house will look better if they all match.
 
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Old 06-29-04, 03:41 PM
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I said you might need a 8" board there for the gutter to stay on it and have fall to ---- the down spout'


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