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Question DetailsAsked on 4/3/2017

best residential gutter system for Standish Maine 100 yer old farm house

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My preference (and not tough to DIY if not afraid of some ladder work) is the Genova Raingo vinyl gutters - easy to install, do not freeze up anywhere as easily in cold areas and (in brown color rather than white) thaw out quicker in the sun, and self-clean better than a lot of metal gutters.


You can find a lot of comments, including a lot of thoughts for and against gutter covers (which I recommend against) in the Home > Gutters link under Browse Projects at lower left.


My recommendation - even though it gives them a bit of a high-centered look, have them installed with the maximum practical slope for better self-cleaning and less freezing up of roof drippage, and use double0-end gutters where possible (downspout at each end, not just one).


And of course, make sure the downspout runoff is controlled and guided well away from the hosue to a point where it will not flow back around the foundation, which can weaken the foundation and cause wet basement/crawlspace.

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