||02-02-2011 10:22 AM
Gutter installation along eaves:
I just had a new roof installed in January, and the installers made some creative decisions!
They managed to get the felt paper under the drip edge at the rakes of the roof, but at the eaves where the shingles overhang into the gutters they did a few things with the paper.
- Some installed correctly with paper overhanging the gutter but shorter than the shingles.
- Some paper was not cut properly and is longer than the shingles.
- Some gutters were screwed down ON TOP of the felt but under the shingle overhang.
In the places where the felt is over the gutter, it looks like the installer just cut the paper next to the rake drip guard and pushed the gutter under the paper.
When I contacted the roofer-salesman I was told that it didn't matter, couldn't be changed and/or both ways are correct. When I talked to the contractor he tried to tell me that they do all roofs the same way, even though my roof does not show that.
The directions for GAF ELK shingles specify that the paper goes under the rake drip edge and over the flashing at the eaves.
What are the risks of leaving the felt under the gutter if I can't get the installer to change this setup? (There is no drip edge flashing at the eaves- only the gutter lip to protect the fascia).