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Forever_Remodeling 03-17-2010 10:59 AM

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My gutters are sloping back toward the fascia. I put a level under the gutter and it confirmed this. The fascia, in theory, appears perpendicular to the ground, but in reality it isn't. Placing a level on the fascia board shows the bottom sticking out more than the top. Not a whole lot, but just enough. How do I "adjust" the gutter so that it is level front to back? Side to side it has a nice slope to the downspout. This past winter, the gutter filled up with ice/slush/snow, and during the warm days with snow melting off the roof, the gutter overflowed in back instead of in front.

Wuzzat? 03-17-2010 11:36 AM

Shims, wood or metal, placed at each gutter spike/screw?
While you're at it, check for a 1" drop in 10' slope.

BTW, with gutter work, less than half the people who fall 35' die, but they may wish they did. :(
Even a two foot drop can cause permanent injury, depending on how you land.

kok328 03-17-2010 11:36 AM

plumb the fascia board or shim the top of the gutter.

oldognewtrick 03-17-2010 12:17 PM

Be careful when you shim the top of the gutter that you don't compromise the overhang of the shingle into the gutter. You may fix one problem only to create another.

chrish330 12-30-2010 03:49 PM

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