I have a relatively steep gable end (7:12) at the back of the house.
However I still get a lot of rain dripping off the gable end. The
concrete roof tile has a nice upward lip, so I don't think that the
wind is pushing water over the gable end (versus the water flowing
down the roof slope to the gutters on the sides of the house). My best
guess is that due to the wind and predominant direction of the rain,
that a lot of rain is hitting the vertical face of the roof tile (that
is in front of the barge rafter on the gable end) and dropping
straight to the ground. Where this hits the concrete paver patio, is
no big deal. But it is also tearing up the soil in our rose garden.
Luckily drainage is not an issue. I could put a strip of gravel along
this drip line - ouch with all of those thorns. Do you have any other
ideas? I am imagining some type of channel that goes behind and below
the roof tile and in front of the barge rafter almost like a really
steep rain gutter that follows the slope of the roof. But I don't
think such a device exists.
Any thoughts or ideas are appreciated. Thanks!