I had my gutters replaced and they attached them to the roof with metal straps
over the shingles which does not look good. My question is, was this done
correctly and is this a common practice? I have never seen this before.
On Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:14:07 AM UTC-4, elvis10 wrote:
It's a common practice among shysters that don't know what they are doing
or do know, but don't care because it's fast and they won't be there
when the roof leaks and rots.
Were there no fascia boards along the front? That is where they should
have been screwed into, using a long screw that goes straight back, from
the front lip of the gutter to the back and into the fascia wood. Was
this a real seamless gutter company? Hard to imagine one doing it that
On Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:58:43 AM UTC-4, Jack Legg Gutters wrote:
a call and then I'd be off to small-claims court.
You know, I went back and looked at it again. Aside from being totally wro
to go over the shingles, I don't see how it even really secures the gutters
It looks like it's just hanging from the back and that it would flop around
eg the wind could move it up and down, etc.
Why not just call the contractor first and see if he'll come out and fix
it right- including replacing those shingles with the nail holes in them.
Whole lot easier than getting the government involved or going to court;-)
The fastest way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
On Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 7:03:22 AM UTC-4, Wade Garrett wrote:
And I hear you too. Usually before you take other measures, you are
expected to give the other party the opportunity to correct it. This
is an example why it's a good idea to be there, if you can, while the
work is being done and to have a contract that spells out the key parts.
But I can understand how the typical homeowner would not be thinking
about how they are going to attach them. Another good question is how
were the previous gutters attached? I assume they were not hung in that
half-ass method. If that's true, it's another reason the installer is
wrong, they should have informed the homeowner what they were going to
do that's different, especially since it's visible and made sure they
were OK with it. If that roof is relatively new, it's all the more worse.
On Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:11:21 PM UTC-4, Wade Garrett wrote:
One reason why would be that anyone dumb enough to do what they did, you do
n't want doing anything more to your roof. They can't do gutters, which app
arently is what they are supposed to know how to do, now you want them to d
o roofing work?
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