Richard Jurgovan
3/31/2016
My daughter and her husband recently built an expensive new home and had a standing seam metal roof installed on the home. The general contractor hired a roofing subcontractor to install the standing seam metal roof on the home. But, prior to the installation of the metal panels, the general contractor had his gutter subcontractor install gutter hangars on the plywood roof substrate.The apparent reason for this decision was that instead of standard fascia, the architect called for crown molding fascia, leaving no other surface for the gutter hangars. The roofing subcontractor then installed the standing seam metal roof panels over the gutter hangars by cutting into the ends of the metal panels and punching holes in the panels to fit over the gutter hangars. The homeowners objected to this installation process, arguing that the holes in the panels were improper workmanship, irreparably damaging the panels and resulting in a defective and unsightly roof. As a result of this arguably improper installation process, there is a concern that the value of the completed home has been adversely affected both in terms of future marketability and saleability. Is this installation technique proper or is it improper, resulting in irreparable damage to the metal panels?
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
4/1/2016
Can't tell without pictures. It definitely is unsightly and the argument that they have impacted the value of the roof is very likely. This should have been addressed at the time when the architect designed the plans or at least prior to modifying the roof panels.
Richard Jurgovan
4/1/2016
Eric, thanks for your reply. I am not certain how many photos I can attach in a single reply. I have tried to attach two photos here. When the architect drew the plans for the home, he suggested a metal roof but never mentioned any complications with the use of gutter hangars with crown molding. When the roofer arrived to install the metal panels, the gutter straps were already screwed to the plywood substrate. So, the roofer proceeded to puncture the panels to fit them over the straps. The roofer also attempted to wrap the ends of the standing seams, but you can see in the photo that the wrapped ends are opening up and twisting out of position.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
4/1/2016
While I don't think that will create any issues, this has to be one of the dumbest (pardon my frankness) applications. Why not just use a hidden hanger gutter hanger that screws in. Are the gutters half round or something or standard K-Style gutters?
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
4/2/2016
Emailed you back Rich.

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