Questions About Metal Roof Type; Gutters; Gutter Guards

Reply

  #1  
Old 06-29-17, 04:10 PM
D
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 48
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Questions About Metal Roof Type; Gutters; Gutter Guards

First, please help me identify my metal roof type--there are so many kinds!

It was made by Morton Buildings. I suppose you'd call it "through-fastened,"
but I don't know what other terms are needed to correctly describe it.

Name:  IMG_20170628_163007147 2.jpg
Views: 463
Size:  31.5 KB

Also, are these standard 'K' style gutters? They are 5" across.

Name:  IMG_20170628_162909813.jpg
Views: 422
Size:  28.2 KB

I am looking at installing gutter guards that need to slope so the gutters need
to be lowered. So, I need to know how the gutters are attached. It looks like they
just used a huge nail into the fascia. Does this seem correct?

If so, I have these questions:

Would I just need to pry out these nails and reattach lower down? Are these nails
just going through the metal into a wooden board behind the fascia? Is there a
potential leak problem because of the old holes in the fascia? Do I need to pre-drill into the fascia or just drive nails through the metal and into the wood?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 06-30-17, 03:03 AM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 47,656
Received 321 Votes on 285 Posts
If they don't bend you could reuse the gutter spikes. I like the hidden gutter hangers better but you are almost stuck using the spikes because of the holes in the gutter. You'd seal up the old abandoned holes with caulking. If the fascia board isn't covered with aluminum it would be a good time to do so or at least apply a fresh coat of paint.
 
  #3  
Old 06-30-17, 10:55 AM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 59,137
Received 1,113 Votes on 1,033 Posts
You could also replace the spikes with my personal favorite.... long gutter screws.
Much easier to reinstall than spikes, won't split the fascia and won't loosen up.
 
  #4  
Old 06-30-17, 03:00 PM
D
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 48
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thanks!

Sounds like I'm on the right track...there is a piece of metal over the fascia
board, it has the original coating (powder coat?) but you think I should paint
it again? For longevity?

Whether I reuse the spikes, or long gutter screws, should I pre-drill into the
metal covering and then into the fascia board? Or will these fasteners penetrate
well enough on their own? The spikes look rather large to just pound in!
 
  #5  
Old 07-01-17, 03:47 AM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 47,656
Received 321 Votes on 285 Posts
Is the fascia covered in steel or aluminum? Usually there is no need to predrill aluminum and no need to paint it. With steel a lot depends on how thick it is and what condition the paint is in.
 
  #6  
Old 07-01-17, 11:50 AM
D
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 48
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Great info, I'll get a magnet out when I get home and figure out what it is made
of
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: