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Old 07-23-20, 04:16 PM
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Water pours off this corner and we haven't been able to figure out how to fix this.
 
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Old 07-23-20, 04:26 PM
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I can understand why. Where is the water suppose to go? An easy but unconventional fix is to put a gutter along that edge flowing into the main gutter. However that will nearly triple the amount of water channeled into that gutter. Not sure it will handle it. Would like to see a full view of the house. Several views from different angles of the whole roof line.
 
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Old 07-23-20, 04:31 PM
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Not a very good design. And where is the metal drip edge on those gable ends???

You would need a short piece of gutter (maybe 10-12" long) mounted on the fascia at the end of the valley, (it might need a shim behind it) and a custom made deflector (screws to the top of the gutter and to the top of the end caps to catch all the water and direct it into the gutter). Then you would have an outlet in the bottom of that gutter, a "b" style elbow attached to that, about 4 feet of downspout that would follow the fascia, an "a" style elbow to turn it around the corner, then another "b" style elbow that will dump it into the other gutter. You'd probably have to cut about 1/3 off that last "b" style elbow to allow clearance for drainage... and put a screw through the gutter or make a custom strap to hold it in place. If your lower gutter was about 4" longer, you could do it without the "a" style elbow... because then it would be a straight shot.

That front gutter doesnt look like it has much roof area, so pretty sure it can handle it. But you should be using 3x4 downspouts, they handle twice the volume that 2x3 downspouts can. And large roofs should have 6" k style gutters, instead of the little 5" k style gutters. Again, they can handle more volume and wont overflow nearly as much. Larger downspouts also get clogged far less.
 
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Old 07-23-20, 05:02 PM
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This would've been the proper method of construction for this type of roof gable.

There is another alternative. I can't seem to think of the name or find a picture of it, but you seldom see them any more. It's a vertical channel or metal strip attached to the near edge of the roof sloped down towards the downspout. The water will be catched before it reaches the edge of the roof.
Found this picture online. You're not the only one with the problem.


 
 

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