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Question DetailsAsked on 5/13/2015

should new gutters be flush with the edge of the roof or extend out a few inches further?

On a new gutter installation I noticed some gutters are even with the edge of the roof and others extend 3 to 6 inches past the roof edge.

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I am assuming here this is a typical gutter - underslung off the fascia board under the lip of the roof, not one of the ones that is embedded into the roof surface at its edge, which do not protrude from the edge at all.


Unless the roof edge is quite uneven - some shingles overhang significantly more than others - it should have the same stickout all along. The brackets typically hold the gutter about 1/2-1 inch away from the fascia board if U-type brackets, otherwise if screw-through type the gutter might be almost up to the fascia board. The back edge of the gutter should tuck up behind the dripedge if you have it, otherwise the edge of the shingles should extend well over the back half of the gutter so the drips cannot get behind it and rot the fascia board. A normal gutter will have about 1/2-3/4 of its width sticking out beyond the shingles to catch the runoff. No stickout means the water coming off the roof, especially in heavy rains when it is cascading off the roof rather than dripping, will totally miss the gutter and go straight off onto the ground.


You would have to look at the cause, because usually it would be the same stickout all along because the brackets are all the same. However, if they got the back lip of it in front of the dripedge, or walked up onto a top wood dripedge trim piece on the top of the fascia, then it could have varying stickout because it is not back to or almost to (because of the bracket thickness) the fascia board, which would not be right. Should look like this -


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Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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We usually run a gutter 1 or 2" beyond the fascia. Ideas on gutter metal weights ,and hanging tips on my blogs,

Jim Casper Gutter Cover and Gutter Contractor in Ia & Nebr

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Answered 2 years ago by jccasper




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