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Question DetailsAsked on 10/26/2013

what is the best gutter for a gambrel roof with facia?

I recently completed staining my barn garage and want to protect my investment. I am looking to avoid the back splash on the lower portion of the siding. I was considering k snap vinyl gutters because of ease of installation. In researching I get mixed reviews. The biggest concern is sagging gutters and weather K snap is compatible with a gambrel roof with Facia. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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You need to be sure the gutters are properly supported regardless of type of roof, and I always recommend a slight outward pitch (easiest to adjust at the fascia board by trimming rafter ends at the right angle) so if they do overflow it is to the outside rather than by backing up against and running down the fascia board.

Not dealing with this type roof myself (in our area all peaked roofs have substantial overhangs regardless of I would recommend googling this search phrase - gambrel roof gutters - lots of articles both by professionals on how to do it, and by consumers who have had both good and bad luck. Obviously, the steeper the pitch the more force the water comes down with, so for gambrell and alpine and similar high-pitch roofs, I would emphatically recommend either waterproof full-coverage fascia covers, or overwidth drip flashing extending down behind the gutters to keep any splash or overflow away from the fascia boards.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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