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Old 11-19-2013, 07:50 PM   #16
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Making sure that you flash the head properly. Did a similar one recently that was a chronic leaker. We actually took off the gutter, fascia, and a few rows of shingle so that we could run water and ice behind and lap everything properly from the roof all the way down. Probably overkill, but I dont like call backs

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What about placing overhangs over the windows for right now, to help let the water flow over away from the window. I know that it is a temporary band-aide, but it would keep it from driving against the top and going down behind the siding.
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Last night I checked the gutters and they were full of leaves. So I cleaned them and I'm hoping that was my issue and as long as they stay clean water running down won't be a issue. I don't think I want to mess with a overhangs as I have very limited clearance beneath the gutter. We are looking a getting our siding replaced as it's aluminum that is showing its age next year hopefully.
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Get larger gutters when you do the siding, along with repairing any fascia boards that are rotted along the gutters. When you get the gutters, get the shields that go over to keep the leaves out, but lets only water into them.
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Sounds like a good plan Bryan. Just be sure to keep an eye on things through winter.
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The flashing the gutters are attached to was just replaced with new aluminum when I had the roof done. They also added three feet of ice shield at the bottom. I looked at the flashing above the window last night and I think with the amount of leaves that were in the gutter and the volume of water on my roof during the storm clean gutters are the key. Unfortunately I have had really bad luck with gutter guards and my gutters still getting clogged so I removed them.

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