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8/15/2013
I have a house with multiple roof lines, all with gutters. Because they collect so much debris, even with screens, I am considering removing them. Most of my roof line extends 10' from my foundation because of covered porches. The rest extends out 2'. I also have perimeter drains around the foundation. I was told that I should keep the upper gutters so that the rain won't run off of one roof section onto the lower section. Supposedly the lack of upper gutters will damage the lower roofs over time and create a worse problem with algae. My roofs are standing seam "cool weather copper" painted metal. I would like to know if this is true. Thanks.
Info @windowsonwashington.net
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8/16/2013
Depending on the height and velocity of the water, it can damage more traditional roofing substrates. That being said, metal is much, much more resilient and sturdy. I never like to see homes without gutters if it can be avoided. What type of vegetation do you near you that is creating the clogs. Have you looked into a more significant and better screening system?
OLIVER LEASURE
9/18/2013
I HAVE A 1975 MOBILE HOME I HAD A ROOF INSTALLED OVER EXISTIING ROOF WITH PLY WOOD AND CORRAGTED METAL PANELS I WANT TO KNOW IF THIS IS SATISFACTORY FOR RAIN AND SNOW? HOW DO I INSTALL GUTTERS BECAUSE THEY TELL ME WITHOUT A 6 INCH FACIA BOARD THEY CAN NOT DO THIS.. HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING GUTTERS INSTALLED AND WITH THIS TYPE OF ROOF WILL I HAVE WATER BACKUP FROM THE GUTTERS FREEZING. BECAUSE ALL THE METAL WHERE IT MEETS ARE ALL OPEN THERE. THE SAME WAY WITH RIDGE CAP, THERE IS NOT ANY PITCH TO ROOF. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
Info @windowsonwashington.net
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9/19/2013
Oliver, Can you post up a picture? Did the installers of the roof not install a drip edge/starter metal?
OLIVER LEASURE
9/27/2013
Eric, am not sure what this installer did. There is no drip edge. If I can get help with posting a picture we will send you one soon.
OLIVER LEASURE
9/27/2013
is it feasible to put plywood on a mobile roof, then put corrugated metal on it? with a ridge cap?
Info @windowsonwashington.net
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9/28/2013
Any is feasible. Whether it is best practice or recommended is potentially another story.

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