The Pacific Northwest gets plenty of rain and hail, so having working gutters to help move the rain through is important. There are some important things to consider when installing gutters on metal roofs.
Gutters for metal roofs need to be attached differently.
Gutter systems for metal roofs cannot be attached in the same way as a traditional roof. For traditional roofing systems, gutters are generally attached to the roof deck with metal straps or brackets. Then, the gutters snap onto the brackets. However, metal roofs should be attached to the fascia board. Rain will slide off the roof quickly and the gutters need to be strong enough to catch the rainfall.
Keep size in mind.
The size of the gutter system on a metal roof depends on the climate, how big the roof is, and its pitch. Usually, the panels should overhang the gutters from 1 to 1.5 inches, but that should be confirmed by a roofing professional before installation.
Don’t be tempted to do it yourself.
Installing a quality gutter system for your Pacific Northwest home will help protect your home’s foundation, exterior siding, landscaping, and more. Without the right gutter protection, or with a system that is not installed properly, you could be risking significant damage to your home. Not to mention, you may end up paying more than you need to in order to get the gutters fixed and installed the right way.
At Mountaintop Metal Roofing, we are the experts in keeping your home’s roof intact and functioning as it should, so you can stay safe, warm, and protected from the elements. If you are considering adding gutters to your metal roof, save yourself the time and hassle and call our experts. We can help get the job done right, so you can rest easy knowing that no rainwater will damage your home.