Integral Gutters

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The integral gutter was a popular gutter style in the 1960's. The gutter is inserted between the end of the rafters and the fascia on a sloped roof. It is lined with roofing material and can hold more water than most of the other types of gutters. However, the potential for leaks is very great. These gutters need to be carefully inspected every few years and the lining replaced or repaired every five to ten years. Replacing this system with seamless aluminum gutters is the best solution, but is only possible at the time of re-roofing.

 

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In the 1960’s, seamless aluminum...

In the 1960’s, seamless aluminum gutters were invented. A machine was developed that holds a roll of aluminum, called gutter coil, at one end, and extrudes a formed gutter at the other end, that can be cut to fit the home, on-site.

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Q. What if I only need to repair or replace a section of my gutter?

A. Do-it-yourselfers should only attempt gutter installation with the proper safety equipment and must be comfortable on a ladder. Also make sure to be extremely aware of contact with power lines.