Fascia Seamless Gutters
This style of gutter is formed from a 15″ coil and typically produces a profile of a 5 1/2″ back with a 2 1/4″ bottom and a 5 1/2 face granting a 4 1/2″ opening for rain and debris collection. There is a 1/2″ lip at the back of the gutter designed to slide under the roofing and the remaining material forms the front lip for rigidity and for securing with spikes. This style of gutter was designed specifically to hide the exposed rafter tails and eliminate the need for fascia boards or flashing. As a contractor or builder these are all great points because when installed with a steel coil as is done with most fascia gutters, doing so saves the contractor a great deal of money. This poses a disadvantage to the homeowner in the long run as this particular style is difficult to manipulate for flow from one side of the house to the other. This is due to the 1/2″ lip that slides under the roofing. If the left side of your home is the lowest point but your downspout is located on the right side of the house there is little that can be done to correct this short of adding another downspout to a location that likely does not have a drain tile. Additionally, this gutter has such a narrow bottom that only a 2″ outlet can be used for drainage. Corrugated downspouts come in 2″x3″ or 3″x4″ and neither of these sizes are conducive to the smaller base of this gutter. As an alternative and for the same price we highly recommending you install the 6K Profile.