our contractor just removed the old roof and installed a new one and
only about 1 inch of shingle overhang from the eave edge, which leaves
room to install fascia boards (our house never had them.)
the old gutters slipped underneath the shingles and were nailed into
with the new gutters, i prefer not to install them this way because i
am afraid that while lifting the
shingles to make space for nailing the gutters, i might
damage the shingles. (the shingles are 2 dimensional and seem pretty
hard to work with.)
i am thinking of installing vinyl gutters, screwing them directly into
the rafter tails. will this method be
strong enough to hold the gutters in place??
if so, the gutter will need to be about 55 ft long and if i scew them
into rafter tails, i can
afford only about 3 inch drop end to end. i know this doesn't meet
the drop recommendation,
but will this still be ok? (we live in san jose, california, and ti
doesn't seem to rain very much.)
also, while i am at it, do you recommend that i install drip edge? if
i do, then i definitely
have to slip it underneath the shingles and nail the drip edge.
touching the shingles is what i am trying
to avoid, so i am hoping it's not necessary to install a drip edge.
if screwing vinyl gutters into the rafter tails is not the best
option, what would you suggest??
also, should soffits be painted to protect them from the elements?
thank you in advance..