eavestrough properly installed?

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Old 09-21-17, 08:59 AM
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eavestrough properly installed?

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I recently got my eavestroughs replaced and when doing some gutter maintenance, I noticed there is some small amount of water not moving toward the downspout. Can anyone let me know if this is normal or has the eavestrough been installed improperly?

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Old 09-21-17, 09:20 AM
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Unless those leaves are causing a blockage, you should have a constant slope toward the downspout to prevent standing water.
 
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Old 09-21-17, 10:00 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply!
 
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Old 09-21-17, 10:09 AM
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It looks like that end of the gutter is about as high as it can go. i don't know what the entire length looks like but sometimes there can be a fine line between having enough slope and it also be pleasing aesthetically.
 
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Old 09-22-17, 06:25 AM
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Well the company says they can try to reslope it but the eavestrough would end up being a lot lower than the fascia in the front. I took a pic of the front. Am i wrong, but does it look like there's more than enough room for it to be lowered? (The eavestrough is about 25 feet)
 
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Something doesn't look right in that pic, surely the end with the downspout isn't higher than the rest.
 
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I think I see what you're talking about. I'm going have to ask the company about that when I get them to come back to reslope the eavestrough. I figure I'd rather have a properly working eavestrough over an aesthetically pleasing one
 
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Old 09-22-17, 08:23 AM
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My gutters have slope but I also see spots where very small amounts of water collects, I'm sure it's just an area where during installation the slope got flattened up, not an issue!
 
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