Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
Are you in need of an extra large gutter guard? Check out what this contractor did to fit a 10-inch gutter.
Cedar Roofing Company, LLC (CRC) of Lake Forest, IL has been installing Raindrop Gutter Guards for years, so when a customer asked them for a 10 inch gutter guard to put on their extra large copper gutters with a slate roof, they knew it could be done.
Since Raindrop Gutter Guards are made to fit 5-inch & 6-inch gutters, CRC simply doubled up the gutter protection material by cutting off the back flange (see Flex-Flange post for more details) of one piece, and securing a second gutter guard in place of the back flange. This created an extra large 10-inch gutter guard that would fit the home’s trough style gutters.
Not only did this home have huge gutter troughs, but they were made of copper. There was also a section of copper half rounds on the backside of the garage.
Raindrop Gutter Guard being made of polypropylene is another reason it was chosen for the job. Polypropylene won’t interact and breakdown or corrode from being in contact with the copper gutter like an aluminum product would.
(For more information about corrosion and the nobility and galvanic numbers of metal, please see this page on www.copper.org)
The Universal Front Mount of the Raindrop Gutter Guard also allows it to be attached to basically any type of gutter.
To add one more component to the project, there was a flat roof to a standard 5-inch K-style gutter, which was installed “Drop-In Style.”
With the Flex-Flange and Universal Front Mount, the Raindrop Gutter System can be added to virtually any project and perform great.
To see how to do gutter guard install with a flat roof, you will need to watch one of our early how-to installation videos starting at 6:24 into the video, or stay tuned because we will be doing a blog post on that in the near future.