Question by BS9999: Are rain-gutters suppose to run totally horizontal or slanted upward to allow water to flow downward?
A contractor came and installed new gutters and noticed that they were not running parallel to the ground but rather are slanted in strange way….here are pictures at either end of the gutter:
Start of Gutter : http://hidebehind.com/DEC520
End of Gutter: http://hidebehind.com/A76DB3
My thinking is that maybe the contractor did this as a way where the water flows downward towards their downspouts …. did the contractor install them correctly??…from what i notice on other peoples homes, rain gutters always run horizontal and have no slant to them in anyway…so any excess water just flows down the downspouts…by being slanted it allows for water to flow more quickly to the downspout but it looks awful and i personally think i just got ripped off because gutters should not look this way on homes…PLEASE HELP!!
Answer by kerdog
I would think there needs to be some ‘pitch’ to the overall run of the gutter, so it will drain to the downspout. Is it possible the previous contractor got carried away……..and put too much pitch in the run?
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