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Looking for some REAL gutter for a serious application


I have given up on the gutter thing on the garage, it comes off with the first snow slide and not worth the hassle.
But one porch roof has to be replaced this fall and it does need water control. This will  10' sheets of metal (hate shingles, never agian) but another 6-700 square foot drains onto it. As long as it's clean 2 outlets will handle some rain but runs over when it really rains, and the ice and snow load pull it loose and sag it.
I need a gutter other than the big box stores and lumber yards have, something stouter and bigger. I have seen "super gutters" on metal kit buildings, but they want to talk packages and don't sell materials. It's 39', would like about 14 gauge for permanence.

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If I had been more patient and waited for the gutter guy here his products are fantastic. They're a vinyl that he extrudes onsite to length so they're seamless. He has different sizes 4" and 6" are the most popular and there's a perforated cover that goes over the top. Water goes in and everything else stays out...leaves, ice, dirt. I've seen these on regular houses and large commercial buildings around here. Next time I see him I need to check out his braces 'cause I've never seen his products sag...rigid vinyl and good bracing I guess. We get a fair share of rain, snow and wind here in Nova Scotia so I'd recommend finding a guy that does the same where you're at and at least looking into it. He can even color them integrally so you're not stuck with white if that's important. From what I've seen here it's truly a quality product and he's so busy that another guy could likely jump in too and this is a small area.

Oh yeah...my house is 44' long and to have him do his thing along both sides with downspouts is around the $1,000.00. Worth it to me.

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Barry,

I work for a commercial roofing company and we use 22 or 24 GA gutters on most of our projects. 14 GA. would be overkill.
Our typical attachment is shown in the drawing below. the ferrule is just a metal tube that keeps the gutter from collapsing when it's nailed to the facsia. Installed this way a 200 pound guy can hang from the gutter edge without it sagging.
You should be able to get any sheet metal shop to bend the gutter and revise the dimensions and profile to fit your needs.

Hope this helps.



-- Edited by chop509 at 21:59, 2008-05-31

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OK, I see the key would be the back reaching up under the roofing and nailed there. I guess that would reach my nailer, and I could get the roofing screws through it. I also had them too high on the garage, If I did that and lowered them and had them wider so the rain wouldn't overshoot they may work.And my porch is 39', my garage door is 14' plus a man door nearby. So, if I can get six 10' pieces, or if possable three 20' pieces made I'd be covered. I was pumping gas and noticed the down tube coming from the roof was about 5" square, that's what I think I need. Could also do that with PVC.
I used the nail-in hangars before, and I think on the garage. Last jobs I had gone with the screw on type with the top strap.
I also recall drilling halfway through my thumb while up a ladder, trying to rivet a connector...
maybe that's why I don't have fond memories.

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That's the gutter that on my garage Chop. It was on the property when I bought it and is approximately 30 years old. No leaks, works perfectly. I don't know why, but no one does those here anymore. Must be the maintenance free world of vinyl?

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Come On wrote:

That's the gutter that on my garage Chop. It was on the property when I bought it and is approximately 30 years old. No leaks, works perfectly. I don't know why, but no one does those here anymore. Must be the maintenance free world of vinyl?



Yeah, no maintenance because you have to replace it every couple of years.hmm



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