Guest User
8/1/2005
I am having a metal roof installed over a single layer of shingles. When I signed the contract, I was told that a trim would be installed that matched the roof color and that my exisitng gutters would be removed to install the trim and then be replaced. Now I'm told a drip edge not a trim is being put on and my gutters don't need to be removed for this. Am I getting shortchanged on the installation. Is there anyway to have this checked?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
8/1/2005
The trim around standing seam normally is a drip edge though it is usually produced from the same metal and color as the standing seam. If they are using a conventional roofing drip edge (like is used for standard shingles) then that is a problem. Depending upon how high and by what manner your gutters are mounted, they may not need to be removed.
Guest User
8/2/2005
The gutters are pretty close to the roof edge. They are on the back, side and part of the front. I am attaching a picture of the house from the front. I don't have a back side view.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
8/2/2005
I really cannot see the picture very well but I am guessing they wnat to use something with a shorter drip edge. Talk to the contractor, find out why they are saying this, make sure they are using compatible metals, make sure the gauge is the same on the starter, ask whether they intend to lock over the starter. Find out who manufactures the roofing. Talk with them and see what they have to say about all of this.
Guest User
8/3/2005
Thanks for your reply. I will try to get this information. Part of my problem is they didn't put the roof on when promised and now that it is going on, I am not there. I live in Port Charlotte, FL but am in NH. I have a friend supervising the work for me. I am attaching some pictures he just sent up to me.
Guest User
8/3/2005
As a further note. What they have done is run the trim over the edge of the gutter rather than remove them, stating that the contract did not specify they had to remove the gutters when installing the trim. Since I was told when I signed the contract that removing the gutters to put on the trim was the standard installation procedure,I don't intend to accept that. Do you know if there are any standards available put out by the industry on such installation?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
8/3/2005
For some reasons, the pictures did not attach. You can email direct to me at [email protected]
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
8/3/2005
You want the underlayment and trim to extend into the back of the gutter. Assuming the fasteners in the gutter allow you to do so, this really is best done by leaving the gutters up while the roof is installed.
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