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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Facts

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.

FAQ's

Q. Our home does not have a fascia board. It has exposed eaves with the rafters coming out. Can gutters be installed on this type of area?

A. There are several methods for hanging gutters from rafter ends. One method is to install fascia boards for mounting. Another is by installing hidden hangers and roof straps to install the gutter system.