Gutters not level

Old 09-29-09, 06:52 AM
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Gutters not level

Had new gutters professionally installed and during the last rain I noticed that one side of a wrap around gutter had 1 1/2" of water in it and the downspout and area around it was bone dry. The gutter type is the style that starts the top of the plywood and roll down the facial board. Can this style be made level or with a downward slope? Doea it have to follow the contour of the plywood? What is required to repair this? I don't really want the gutter guys messing up the roof. Please advise.
Old 09-29-09, 10:48 AM
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Just to be clear, you have a typical gutter/roof style, something like this?

If you can, look inside to see how they fastened it. If it's in with screws, it's easy to adjust. Even better if there's already some water sitting in it while you're moving it, then you can just pull a handful of screws at a time, working your way down towards the downspout. I recommend using a level even if there is water in the gutter, but as long as it's straight (note: straight doesn't necessarily mean level) and it works, then there's no problem.

If it's in with nails, it takes a bit more skill to pull and nail back in without destroying the gutters.

Usually it's a simple process to reslope, but if you're not totally confident in your ability to do it, just get the company to come back. If they're good they won't charge you anything, and if the gutters get damaged while the work is happening, you can make them put up new ones at no cost to you.

If you try to do it youself and you dent the crap out of your gutters, you'll just have to live with it.

I think just about anyone can reslope if the brackets have screws in them.

At corners you might find there is caulking and smaller screws that are fastened in. If you have to lower the corner itself, just cut the caulking, pull the screws, and adjust it as needed. Just remember to recaulk and put the screws back in

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