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Old 10-26-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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I am having gutters done and they are saying they would like to do one less downspout in the back of my house and instead route the water from my upper roof to my lower roof.

If I have the option of having a downspout from the upper roof to the group or routing it over a lower roof what would you do? Is it bad to route it onto a lower roof, seems like a lot of my neighbors do.

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Dumping water from one roof to another is not recommended.

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Where do you live? Do you get a lot of snow or very heavy rains?
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Where do you live? Do you get a lot of snow or very heavy rains?
I live in Chicago.
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Do you want the more "time consuming" - "material consuming" way?
Have them run a separate downspout.
If you want to do it the next "best" -
downspout across the roof below, with an elbow dumping into the
lower gutter.
(Not my choice)

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I agree with Tinner,,But I would consider it if the upper level was 1/3 of the length of the lower and you were replacing the 5" with 6" gutters.

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Old 10-28-2011, 10:37 AM   #7
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Lump me into the category of another person that doesn't like dumping huge volumes, at high velocity, of water onto a lower roof.

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