I recently put up some gutters, first time, with my brother and while they look good, I followed the directions and made sure there was a 1" pitch from middle to each end down spout to ensure that the water would get away from my house ASAP. Did I go too far? I didn’t realize until after that the front of my house that was already guttered when we bought the house 2 years ago doesn’t seem to have any pitch at all and seems flush with the fascia from end to end, seems to work fine.
So the issue is that when it rained for the first time, which it was a thunderstorm and was raining very hard, the rain just went right over the gutters! I put in the mesh screens to keep leaves and debris out, but it seems as though the slope of the screens since I just shoved them under the shingles is too much and the water can’t fall in them due to the speed of the water coming down, thunderstorm. I took out the screens near the middle section where the gusher guard is. But I want to keep them in and the farther you go on the long side it gets steeper, I think because of the pitch, it’s hanging off the fascia, no longer flush with it at the end near the downspout.
Take a look at the pictures and let me know what I should do please. BTW, I know I need to replace the side with a gutter extension instead of having those elbows. Lol.
Here’s my main ideas to solve the problem.
-Cut off some of the shingles overhang
-Use some wedges/spacers to extend the gutters so more water can fall in them
-take all the gutter screens out.