Do I install gutter under,beneath, or over tin eve???


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Old 08-18-08, 11:15 AM
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Do I install gutter under,beneath, or over tin eve???

Hey guys,

Need some help. I have a 3 inch tin eve on my facia board extending from the roof. Do I install gutter underneath, beneath, or over the top of the tin eve???

I am a newbie, so any advise will help!

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Old 08-18-08, 03:11 PM
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Is this a drip edge, extending from beneath the shingles, but independant from the fascia?
ex:


Or is it a solid step in the fascia itself, likely with a piece of wood behind it?
ex:
............../
............/ (roof)
........../_____________
.........|
.........|__ (fascia)
.............|
.............|
.............|__________



If it is the second one, what are the exact dimensions of everything?

Is your roof shingled, or is it steel?
And finally, what is the approximate pitch of your roof? If nothing else, would you say it's steep, or walkable?
 
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Old 08-18-08, 03:19 PM
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Rob,

It is a walkable roof. It is a shingled roof. The drip edge is tin, (yes) it is underneath the shingles and extends down over facia 3 inches.

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Old 08-18-08, 04:57 PM
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If you don't want water to run behind your gutters, the back of the gutter should go behind the drip edge. That huge drip edge is not very compatible with gutters. Spikes and ferrules would probably work- once the gutter is behind the drip edge, the spikes and ferrules would go on top of the drip edge and pierce it. By doing that you can shove the gutter up higher. Those spikes can be difficult to nail for a DIY'er. I've seen too many gutters get beat up with hammers.

You could also use some of the gutter hangers that hook in the front of the gutter and then just screw the back side to the drip edge, and also pierce the back of the gutter. They're a little more DIY friendly.
 
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wow, that's quite the drip edge.

I would install it beneath the drip edge, and caulk the back edge where the top of the trough meets the fascia. Although it isn't the prettiest, and it's a pain to uninstall down the road, its' probably your safest bet to have it work properly.
 
 

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