Mark Dietz
10/17/2002
My wife and I have a 15-year-old colonial-style home and we want to replace our asphalt shingle roof with metal roofing. Someone mentioned to us that we might need to remove our gutters in order to make room for the leading edge of the shake-style roof we want to install. After the metal roof is installed, we were advised, we could then re-attach the gutters at a somewhat lower level so as not to interfere with the lower, leading edge of the metal roof panels. Could you comment on this? If a gutter relocation is required for one style of metal roofing, are there any styles for which gutter relocation is not required? Thank you.
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10/17/2002
Allan Reid
Dura-Loc Roofing Systems, Inc.
10/17/2002
If you install a smooth finish metal roof the water will run down faster and will slightly curve down as it leaves the roof. Snow and ice will also slide off the roof and if thr gutter is higher than the roof it could damage the gutter as it comes off. You are best to have the gutter slightly below the line of the roof. Rather than r & r the gutter consider setting the metal roof on strapping. There are also a number of metal roof systems that are granular coated and as such react the same as an asphalt shingle with slow water discharge and snow retention. Our firm manufactures a number of profiles and I invite you to visit our web site at www.duraloc.com or visit the other members listed on the site. Good Luck.
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10/18/2002
Some gutter installers use screws instead of ring shank nails to hold gutters to facial boards. You may want to remove the gutters so eave flashing can be installed, anyway. Depending on what your existing gutters are made out of and how they are attached, it can be difficult to keep from damaging them upon removal. Instead of trying to pull out a ring shank nails, it's probably better to use a sawsall to cut the nails, then after the gutters are removed, you can pull out the remainder of the nails. Our roofers destroyed our gutters, removing the ring shank nails with pliers and hammers. Good luck!
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