JLC Field Guide: Gutters

Some cold-climate builders avoid gutters because of their reputation for getting clogged with ice. The ice bends them, pops their seams, and sometimes pulls them off the house. Yet without gutters, any water not handled at the roof line must be managed on the ground.

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Getting Into Gutters

Learn the ins and outs of this specialty trade from a pro. More

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Solving a Design Problem With a Built-in Gutter

To make room for a cantilevered trellis, this Acrylabs-lined gutter was located... More

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Is A House Better Off With Or Without Gutters?

The answer depends on the size of the overhangs, the type of foundation, the... More

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Gutters Instruction Articles

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California Bungalow Makeover

New roots, new bones, new space, and a new roof: in Berkeley, California, Blue Dog... More

Testing Florida's Gable-End Retrofit Rules

Since 2007, Florida has required contractors to reinforce the wall-to-roof... More

Strengthening Roof-to-Wall Connections

New Florida codes compel contractors to upgrade the roof-wall connections on... More

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Gutters in Cold Climes

If installed properly with the grade sloping away from the house, gutters can be... More

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Proper Shingle Overhang

How far beyond the drip-edge should an asphalt shingle extend, and is the amount... More

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