My old farmhouse has a slate roof and currently has galvenized,
half-round gutters that sit in a steel support brackets/"shanks" that
were mounted under the slate back when the slate roof was installed
about 75 years ago. Picture a thin piece of metal protruding along the
line of the roof from below the slates, and then it dips into a
half-round shape once it clears the roofline in front of the facia board
where the metal gutter rests. These galvenized gutters work well, but
they tend to rust out every 7 or 8 years which is a pain. I am thinking
of putting half-round copper gutters in place of them, but I don't think
I can use the same steel support "shanks" that are currently being used
due to the interaction of the metals when I introduce copper gutters.
Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to install new gutter support
"shanks" under slates or if it is even possible?
- Nehmo -
Cut off the old shanks. Support the new gutters by attaching the
supports to the fascia board. You don't need to go under the slate with
certain kinds of supports.
This place has some pics:
I like the seahorse:
You realize, of course, Cu will turn green. Make sure you look at some
old Cu gutters to see if that's what you really want.
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