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Old 08-27-2010, 03:37 PM   #1
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Do you see any issues with this installation? Homeowner is complaining of water behind gutters and took these photos.

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Old 08-28-2010, 12:04 AM   #2
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Tell them that there is nothing you can do, gutters were installed incorrectly and should be replaced. That is what I would do anyways.
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Tell them that there is nothing you can do, gutters were installed incorrectly and should be replaced. That is what I would do anyways.
These were existing gutters; not new ones. Our crew didn't touch the gutters.
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exactly. The roof is leaking below the roofing system you installed. You did not install the gutters, and that is where the problem is.
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Yea, but my estimator should've prob spec'd out a longer/larger drip..don't u agree?
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Probably, but nobody's perfect. I personally wouldn't have noticed that if I was estimating a roof, Would you have? I think the eaves were installed incorrectly to begin with though. I personally have never had a issue like this. As far as I know roof edge is only sold in one variety(aside from color).
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May be the gutter is not installed properly, try to install proper by taking good suggestions from your local area roofer you will not face the problem again in future.
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Probably, but nobody's perfect. I personally wouldn't have noticed that if I was estimating a roof, Would you have? I think the eaves were installed incorrectly to begin with though. I personally have never had a issue like this. As far as I know roof edge is only sold in one variety(aside from color).
There are quite a few different style drip edge/gutter aprons made. If you have any large shingle houses in your area you may be surprised to see what's out there.

My gutter guy would call the system pictured rain-go gutters. That is the rain goes were ever it wants to.

The pics look really fuzzy but chances are a proper drip would fix this problem. Most roofers don't carry a brake in there work truck but they come in very handy for issues like this. If you put down ice and water shield your only option is under the starter shingle.
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How far did your crew over hang the eve edge of the roof with the shingles. If the shingles are flush to the edge of the drip edge, then it would be expected that hydraulic tension would result in water tracking the face of the drip and dropping behind the gutter.

We follow manufacturer's instructions and set the overhang at the eves at 1/2" past the edge of the drip. Haven't had any complaints on water falling behind gutters.

Food for thought.
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we are gutter installers first and find roofers running shingle short all the time we make a .032 aluminum drip edge extension go to http://www.matteoguttersystems.com/s...s/5-aluminum-k and see are installation of this

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