Gutter Repitched -- Is it waterproof?


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Old 06-29-14, 07:54 PM
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Gutter Repitched -- Is it waterproof?

One of our gutters was not pitched correctly -- there's only a downspout at one end and the water didn't flow in that direction. Part of the problem is it's a LONG run of gutterpipe -- 35 feet or so -- and it's against the slope of the hillside we live on so we had to drop it pretty far to keep the water flowing. Originally there was a 3.5" drip edge that overlapped the gutter, but we had to drop the gutter so much at the further end that now there's a good 3" gap of exposed wood between the drip edge and the gutter itself. My question is weather it is waterproof enough. Here's a photo:

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The shingles come out about half an inch from the side of the house and there's the drip edge AND we sealed the crack between the gutter and the fascia boards with silicone caulk so water wouldn't leak behind the gutter, but I wanted to get some other opinions. Is this a good enough solution to waterproof? We live in the LA area so there's not a ton of rain we have to contend with...

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John
 
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Old 06-29-14, 10:57 PM
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Not good enough, to prevent water from damaging the exposed wood. Install a piece of painted aluminum flashing to cover the wood, overhanging the inside of the gutter, full-length. Done.
 
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Old 06-29-14, 11:28 PM
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Thanks BridgeMan! Would I just slide a piece of straight flashing under the current drip edge and let it drop straight into the gutter? How should I screw it into place and still keep it waterproof?
 
 

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