I notice during heavy rain storms I get leaks between my eavestrough
and the fascia board, the wood board the eavestroughs are connected
too, that's called a fascia right? Anyway I noticed it leaks and in
some places it drips down as a little stream. Is this normal? If not
is this something I fix myself with alot of cauking or do I have to
Your gutters may need cleaning. They may not be able to drain quickly and
the gutters are filling up with water and overflowing. Also check your
leaders (Downspouts) for clearance as well.
If your gutters are installed properly and not falling off, a little bit of
the roof should overhang into them.
During heavy rain storms you say. ONLY during heavy rainstorms? This
would say the water is not getting out the downspout quick enough. Could
be caused by partially blocked downspout and/or partially blocked/dirty
gutter and/or improperly sloped gutter and/or too few downspouts for the
gutter run length.
First you need to determine what is causing it.
Would not recommend caulk as a solution for any of the above problems.
It's a bandaid.
Seamless, metal, plastic?
Is it leaking only at the gutter length junctions by any chance?
Seamless metal. It's leaking along the length of the gutter, not just
the junction. If I had to guess I say it is seeping through the
puncture whole of those spikes. But I can't tell from down here.
These are good suggestions, sounds like I'll have to call some one
when I save up some cash. Thank you all
Is it standard 3 X 5" seamless gutter ? The water should never get near the
top..but should drain faster. First check the drains where the downpipes
are connected to the gutter for crud/leaves etc. If they re clean, then
what size are your downpipes..I recently saw a Home DIY/Fixit show where
they used crappy 2" x 2" downpipe...No good.
Here that is indicative of shoddy workmanship, usually it is becouse
the shingles are started too high up on the roof decking resulting in
wicking under the shingle edge. I rectify by slipping leghts of 3 inch
angle flashing (10 foot lenghts) which will direct the water directly
into the trough. Jesse
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