A while back we had a contractor, recommended by a friend, replace the gutters and down spouts in our 22 year old home.
Today, we provide that page for our eves trough or gutter replacement project.
Why the need? Well we had not one but two ice dams two winters ago in our gutters causing water leakage in our dining room and basement ceiling. Thank goodness we were home when this occurred so no permanent damage occurred.
However, this was caused by a combination of poor initial gutter planning and poor bay window design causing it to extend out beyond where it should have, as shown in the picture below.
As well, we were convinced that we needed at least one additional down spout in an area separate from the ice dams. We had significant water over flows on the eves trough at the front of our garage causing significant and constant ice to form on the driveway in the winter. Yes, that is a lot of water streaming over the gutter in the picture below.
It’s not every day that a home owner needs to deal with these issues or even take measures to replace the gutters. So, we thought we would write about our experiences in case it helps others, even if it is simply that there are different sizes of down spouts to consider or an idea on where to place a new down spout so it is mostly hidden from the street’s view.
Below you will find, in order, direct links to each of the articles in this series. Start at the beginning to fully understand the context and our issues. Or, jump right into the middle. The choice is yours.
Suggested Articles For You:
- Replacing Our Gutters – Part 1 – Once Again, It Starts With The Need (2)
- Replacing Our Gutters – Part 10 – Bay Window Solution ‘B’ (1)
- Replacing Our Gutters – Part 9 – Bay Window Solution ‘A’ (1)
- Replacing Our Gutters – Part 11 – Oversized Downspouts (1)
- Replacing Our Gutters – Part 13 – Performance In The Rain 2 (1)