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sactonewhomeowner

10:35AM | 02/21/05
Member Since: 02/23/04
5 lifetime posts
Greetings,

I am in the process of reroofing a 1924 bungalow. I live in a rainy area and want to add gutters. The house has exposed rafter tails that would be blocked by a gutter. I am considering gutters from the following:

www.bungalowgutterbracket.com

Does anyone have experience with these gutters? Are there any other solutions to minimize the "blockage" the gutters will create?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

donbollinger

06:07AM | 04/11/05
Member Since: 04/10/05
1 lifetime posts
I'm guessing you do not live in Seattle. Virtually every house built in the era of yours has gutters hanging from the rafter tails.

The typical ones back then were cedar - I've repaired ones up to 40 ft long. They would notch the top of the rafter tail and put the gutter there - either 4' wide (Boston) or 5 inches wide (Seattle). A lot of these have been replace with aluminum or plastic gutters. If you are still interested, I could try to get you some pictures.

legalcodeR

12:06PM | 04/11/05
Member Since: 04/10/05
1 lifetime posts
We're in the process of replacing our roof and gutters. Our eaves were covered with 50's era aluminum... which had to be ripped down because of squirrels.

It did expose the rafter tails on the house (1922 Arts & Crafts). Is it worth restoring the original work or just covered them up again? Any opinions?

dodgeroof

04:19PM | 04/11/05
Member Since: 03/27/05
95 lifetime posts
Have not worked with, or seen that exact brand, but those type of gutter installs were commonly seen when I lived in northern California. Primarily used on older houses where retaining the original flavor of the older-style house was desired. I think they work alright although maybe not quite as well as the more "traditional" {these days} "K" style gutter.

Many houses here in Denver do have the open rafters with fully functioning gutters. Nothing wrong with it.

A roof CAN be your friend


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