Your opinion on gutters & downspouts for tin roof

Guest User
2/6/2004
I'm not sure what happened to the first message I sent but I am interested in what you think is the best material to use for gutters & downspouts on a turn of the century clapboard house with a tin roof. The roof has a substantial overhang and I think the gutters will have to be hung with bracket under the overhang. Thanks.
Guest User
2/7/2004
There are many historical half-round gutters available which could fit the architectural style of your home. Various bracketing methods are available as well. Get as large of gutters as you can and hang them as high as you can, ensuring proper slope for drainage. I do not know why your messages got messed up -- that happens on occasion.
Guest User
2/7/2004
Thank you but could you be more specific about what material you think is best? I am in the country and we get lots of wind, and lately lots of snow and rain.
Guest User
2/7/2004
I haven't spent that much time in the gutter myself. Oh, yes, there were a few wild days in college but, oh well, I digress (and I joke!) Anyway, I do not know a whole lot about gutters. Check out these websites though: www.classicgutters.com www.bergerbros.com They both do a lot in historical gutters. Contact them and explain your situation, perhaps send pictures, and see what they say. Also, at least two of our MRA members produce gutters ... www.atas.com www.englertinc.com I hope this helps some! Todd
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