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Old 12-02-2008, 11:54 PM   #16
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I have a steep roof 12/12 i think, so I dont know what kind of gutter protection would work best, w/o the water overshooting the gutters.
Due to cohesion, the water on a 12/12 pitch roof primarily just drips directly off of the roofing shingles granulated surface and straight into the gutter trough.

Depending on if you have plumb fascia boards to secure to with regular hidden hangers, or if you will have to use t-style hanger straps will have some impact on the results.

If they have to be hanging gutters, then the amount of gap between the rear upper side of the gutter to the shingles will matter.

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Old 12-03-2008, 10:05 AM   #17
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I have a steep roof 12/12 i think, so I dont know what kind of gutter protection would work best, w/o the water overshooting the gutters.
The mastershield gutter protection system has a hydro vortex technology that creates a powerful vacuum to force water into the gutter. You can hold the mastershield straight up and down, run water on it and the water is still sucked into the system. The pitch of your roof won't matter with mastershield.
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If you are using multiple gutter lengths overlap them using gutter sealer and rivet them together. I think I overlapped them at least a couple of inches, maybe more. The gutters will fit into each other. Mine have been up for over 10 years with no leaks. The gutter conectors they sell are crap.
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If you are using multiple gutter lengths overlap them using gutter sealer and rivet them together. I think I overlapped them at least a couple of inches, maybe more. The gutters will fit into each other. Mine have been up for over 10 years with no leaks. The gutter conectors they sell are crap.
With the significant availability of contractors who own seamless gutter machines, there is rarely ever a reason to use sectional pieces of gutters.

They Will Fail at the additional joints, both from the gutter sealant becoming aged and brittle and also from expansion and contraction.

I have to take a picture later today, to show how the melting snow does not go into the covered gutters, not the master-shield brand, but the amount of icicles is amazing, unless it warmed up too much and they melted or got knocked off by the home owner.

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I dont think they sell the "Mastershield system" directly to homeowners, they only install.

Everything I google say gutter guards (in general) are the biggest ripoff ever.

I'll call around but if anyone knows somewhere that sells these directly to owners, please let me know.

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