Directing rain water off a metal awning


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Old 04-22-01, 01:44 PM
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We purchased a 30-year-old home that has a cement patio covered by a corregated metal awning - the vintage 60's type with the scallopped edge. Every time it rains, the water pours straight off all three sides of the awning, flooding the area around the patio.

We need some suggestions about how to redirect the water flow. There doesn't seem to be any reasonable way to attach any kind of gutter. It's driving us nuts!

Kimbere
Arnold, MD
 
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Old 04-23-01, 03:24 AM
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its really fairly simple.do you have gutters now?if so and even if not you can make what is called a diverter.all it is is a piece of metal we use drip edge alot go up on your roof and as close to the awning as you can gettake you drip edge lay face down so the lip is sticking up put either a slight angle towards the direction you want the water to flow or you can make a vee shape and send it off both sidesput a bead of good caul roof cement etc under it,nail down and caulk the upper outside edges where the water will run under it wont compeletly stop the rain but it will cut it down greatly
 
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Old 04-24-01, 03:28 PM
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Thanks, mrmojo! We'll try it.
 
 

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