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rain gutters - any tips for offsetting from the fascia?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: June 06, 2020 09:38AM
I have a couple of short (> 3 foot) rain gutters that collect a lot of water due to the shape of the roof. Oddly, the shingles extend over 75% of the rain gutter - whats the point of having a nice wide gutter if most of it essentially sits under the roof? I have other stretches of gutter that noticeably do not suffer from this problem. The goal is obvious - offset the gutter from the house in some manner. What is the best way to do it and is there a specific product I should use for this?



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Re: rain gutters - any tips for offsetting from the fascia?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 06, 2020 09:48AM
Asphalt Shingles? -- can they be trimmed back?

Otherwise, the easiest may just be to put a piece of pressure-treated wood there - attach it to the fascia (try to use the same holes that the gutter used) and then attach the gutter to it.



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Posted by: nwyaker
Date: June 06, 2020 10:01AM
Second the trimming if possible. Spacers would be less problematic if made from HDPE ( cheap cutting board diced up ).
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Posted by: Rolando
Date: June 06, 2020 11:18AM
Trimmig was my thought too!



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Re: rain gutters - any tips for offsetting from the fascia?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: June 06, 2020 03:25PM
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Ombligo
Asphalt Shingles? -- can they be trimmed back?

Otherwise, the easiest may just be to put a piece of pressure-treated wood there - attach it to the fascia (try to use the same holes that the gutter used) and then attach the gutter to it.

I'll trim the shingles as I'm able but it won't do the whole job.

As for shimming with pressure treated wood - along he entire length of the gutter or just where fastened to the house?



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Re: rain gutters - any tips for offsetting from the fascia?
Posted by: Ammo
Date: June 06, 2020 03:43PM
You say the gutters in question collect a lot of water when it rains. For that reason, I'd be inclined to provide plenty of support for them. If you live in a cold clime, they could fill with ice at some point, which would weigh a lot. Is there a reason not to trim the shingles?



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Re: rain gutters - any tips for offsetting from the fascia?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 06, 2020 08:08PM
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Ombligo
Asphalt Shingles? -- can they be trimmed back?

Otherwise, the easiest may just be to put a piece of pressure-treated wood there - attach it to the fascia (try to use the same holes that the gutter used) and then attach the gutter to it.

I'll trim the shingles as I'm able but it won't do the whole job.

As for shimming with pressure treated wood - along he entire length of the gutter or just where fastened to the house?

I was under the impression from your original post that the issue was just a 3' section(s). Why is trimming an issue?

I would shim the whole length for aesthetics if no other reason.



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