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Old 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.

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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.

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plumb the fascia board or shim the top of the gutter.
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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.
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If you haven't used a gutter guard before, I would definitely use Guttergove gutter protection. I installed it on my home because it keeps out all the leaves, pine needles and even roof sand grit from entering your gutters because it uses a very fine micro mesh for filtering all debris out. I don't have to climb a dangerous ladder to clean my gutters ever agian. Yahoo! You know, they also got the highest rating in a national consumers magazine from testing numerous gutter guards. I just wanted to recommend them and pass on this tip. Here's their website Gutterglove | The Ultimate Gutter Protection System.
No more gutter cleaning!

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