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Light between new gutters and roof

Just had my roof and gutters redone (all brand new) and I'm confused by the space between the gutters and the roof. I can see daylight though sections and can see where they screwed the gutters in. Water drips between the roof and the gutters. I don't feel this is correct, but the company told me this spacing is necessary because they are hanging gutters. If this needs corrected, I would like to know. Can anyone tell me why the gutters are this way?

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5 Answers from MyBuilder Fascias & Soffits Specialists

Best Answer

It is not necessary it’s just the natural line but what I would suggest is to have some drip trays (felt) Installed it will help prevent the rain coming through the gap.


Answered 22nd Oct 2020

I think these have been fitted incorrectly as there shouldn’t be a gap, as like you said, water will drop between the gap. The roof felt should overhang and sit in the gutter bridging the gap and this seems to have been too short. I would suggest to have eave protectors fitted. These slide under the bottom row of roof tiles and sit within the guttering to allow the water to run into the gutter.


Answered 22nd Oct 2020

Hard to tell without seeing properly but daylight probably is because the felting has rotted back and nothing much between tile and gutter, you can quite often fit an eaves tray to stop this


Answered 22nd Oct 2020

This new guttering is useless, as seen in your video, rainwater is not getting into the gutter and falling through the gaps!
You need to install “eaves trays” all along the bottom of the roofline (or where there’s guttering) these are basically black plastic sheets approx 1m in length x 300mm wide, they slide under the last or bottom roof tile and sit nicely into the gutter. You have to overlap them by about150mm to form a continuous Chanel.
They cost around £5 each.
Looking at your house, I would consider hiring a tower scaffolding to carry out this simple bit fiddly job. Best of luck


Answered 11th Nov 2020

Usually if you see daylight behind gutters to roof may be felt could be rotted you can easily fix with drip trays


Answered 9th Nov 2021

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