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Old 03-05-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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House gutters flowing back over eaves


Newly installed house gutters higher at front than back with overflow facility at front.
The gutters are fixed almost as high as the eaves due to screen enclosure roof height.
The screen enclosure has its own gutter system and downpipes as does the house.
Heavy rain causes the flow to flow over the back of the house gutter and flood the scren closure.
Have tried sealing the gaps with no success as the water finds its way down the house side of the eave and then into the screen enclosure.
Is there aproduct or ideas as to how I can fix this ongoing problem?

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Pics would really help in this situation.

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Where are you located ?

Pics would help

Usually roof flashing/drip edge should direct water into the gutter
The gutters should be installed near level
If they can't handle the volume in downpours then you may need bigger gutters
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Is the front of the gutter taller than the rear? Most gutters are engineered to facilitate flow over the front in certain situations, so that this doesn't happen.

If not, then are your gutters pitched the wrong way. away from the downspout? Some questions need to be answered.
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