roof gutters


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Old 10-24-06, 05:27 PM
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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?

LindaJ
 
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Old 10-24-06, 06:24 PM
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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.

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Old 10-24-06, 06:42 PM
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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.
 
 

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