Gutter and flashing fix

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Old 09-15-13, 12:52 PM
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Gutter and flashing fix

I just bought this house and we asked the seller to correct gutter because it laid right in front of the the front door. This is a picture of their fix. There is a wider picture of what it looked like before they removed the gutter next to the door. It doesn't look like there is any proper sidewall flashing either. What would be the best approach to fixing this problem?
 
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Old 09-15-13, 05:50 PM
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Welcome to the forums! You asked for a fix on a problem that was bad from the design phase. The architect/builder should have had their tail kicked for even assuming this would fly. The gutter is shorter to accommodate entrance and exit to the door, but the puky remedial flap they installed won't cut it. It should be a piece of doubled flashing at least 6" wide in the flat and a couple of inches high. This will allow the flashing to go completely under the shingles and direct the water away from the area and not leak.
 
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Old 09-15-13, 06:24 PM
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Is the door an inswing or outswing door? If outswing, it should be a right hand outswing so that there is not any interference with the gutter.
 
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Old 09-15-13, 06:26 PM
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Z, I thought that at first, too, but if you look closely, the gutter pokes out about 1 1/2" into the doorway. In any event, a right hand door would have been better, even though you have an elbow scratcher there.
 
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Old 09-15-13, 06:56 PM
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Yeah, I think the designer had spec'd out that controversial K 3 1/2" gutter series for this house.......(Crickets......)

Even better, an inswing door
 
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Old 09-15-13, 07:08 PM
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Yep, inswing with a taper on the gutter. Sheet metal work to lessen the sharp edges.
 
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Looks like you didn't specify a proper fix so they did it the easiest, cheapest way, hacking off a random length of gutter and screwing the end cap back on and then putting that crap strip of metal up there. Needs side wall flashing and kickout flashing. Also there seems to be a lot of sag in those shingles at the edge. Could be due to lack of drip edge and/or excessive overhang. Those curled up and uneven shingles against the wall seem to be begging for water intrusion. Doesn't look right and makes me wonder what other problems there may be and how the rest of the roof is.
 
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