roof gutters

Old 10-24-06, 05:27 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
roof gutters

I recently had gutters added to my roof. The area to attach them is small, a 2 inch aluminum trim. After the last rain I discovered standing water (about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch) and some seams leaked. I called the guy who installed them. He returned to reposition and reseal them. I used my hose to check them after the sealer dried and now there is more standing water in some areas (over 1 inch) and still some leaks.

He is saying that since the trim is only 2 inches, he'll never be able to eliminate all the water and beside it would look funny. Should there ever be standing water and if so how much is acceptable?

Old 10-24-06, 06:24 PM
Ed Imeduc's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Mountain Williams Missouri
Posts: 17,505
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post

The gutter should drain and be dry after a rain . Not have water stand in them. A lot is in what you have to work with. That 2" dont sound right. You could add first to that 2" first say a 4 " piece then hang the gutter to that. That would let you have a fall in the gutter. Sowater dont stand.

Old 10-24-06, 06:42 PM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 19,135
Received 1,267 Upvotes on 1,207 Posts
Ed is right. I can see the guy telling you he can't get it to completely drain (though it should), but what's he telling you to justify the leaks? That's never acceptable.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: