Lets take a look at some Gutters for your new home

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Home Inspector with 203kOnLine.com, covering the USA S0289

4" OG or Oh Gee as some call it and it comes in several sizes but has a similar shape. I've seen 4", 5" and 6"  4-1/4" OG Gutter 203konline.com1/2 Round Gutter 1/2 round gutter 203k

5 1/4" Fascia Gutter is typically for use on a roof that has 2x4 rafters as when they are cut at a 4:12 pitch the result is a 5 1/4" edgeFacsia Gutter 203k as you can see it come sin two sizes most typically. The photo above is NOT a properly made gutter. The hook edge should be 1/4" lower than the opposite edge before it runs up the roof with the "wing". Properly made the rain water would overflow the exterior edge if the gutter got clogged and not run back up under the roofing materials.

5 1/4 Curve Face gutter is just as it sounds, the curve face became popular for a while and is still sold. It was originally the result of trying to straighten a standard smooth fascia gutter that had a bit if a rippleCurve face gutter 203konline.com in it. It would tend to straighten out the wrinkles as it greated the curved face. Then it became popular in it's own right. 

5 1/4" Deco gutter has lines about 1" apart creating a "decorative" look.Deco Gutter7 1/4" Deco gutter is also available.

Dutch gutter is a very simple angled piece of sheet metal and is typically locatged above entry or exit doors to keep rain water from coming directly onto those entering or leaving the home. This is a very low cost solution and meets the MPS.

All metal roof flashing's, gutters, etc are or should be at least a 26 gauge material. All gutter should be built with the outside edge lower than the inside edge or wing that runs up the roof. This would allow a plugged gutter to overflow the gutter rather than back up onto the roof. If you will notice some of the sketches used in this article don't show that, It is clear the drawings were made by someone who doesn't understand the design process of a proper gutter.

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Comments (4)

David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

On this I can do nothing other than agree with you as I have NO knowledge or experience being a master of gutters lol

Aug 15, 2014 12:55 AM
Mike Young
203kOnLine.com, covering the USA - Las Vegas, NV
FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809

I actually see gutters manufactured that would allow water up onto the roof before overflowing to save the roof structure quite often.

Aug 15, 2014 01:08 AM
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Gutters can add character to a home and up here in the northeast some homes have Yankee gutters, built into the soffit...

Aug 15, 2014 01:22 AM
Mike Young
203kOnLine.com, covering the USA - Las Vegas, NV
FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809

David, yes indeed. I'll add that to this

Aug 15, 2014 10:30 AM