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cfrank
Gutter cover installation

I added a new roof addition to a portion of my house and decided to have Gutter Helmet (R-trade mark) covers installed. On the front portion of roof (12/12), they slid the top of the cover up under the shingles. Makes sense. On the back portion of roof, which is a long 4/12, they attached the top of the covers, with screws, directly on top of the shingles. Sounds odd to me. The installers said this is fine and will not leak. I e-mailed Gutter Helmet and received no response. I'm in upstate NY. Any thoughts?

A. Spruce
Re: Gutter cover installation

Have you searched the manufacturer's website for the proper installation method? I would not give up trying to get in contact with them, because IMHO, you DO NOT attach things to a roof, in time, those screws will leak and will cause damage, maybe not for 5 or 10 years, but it will happen, and you will be long out of warranty or any recourse against the installers.

Mastercarpentry
Re: Gutter cover installation

This sounds wrong to me too. Make every effort to get a response from the manufacturer, email can fail for a number of reasons. Phone, use snail-mail, contact a different dealer or supplier to get good contact info. Do it now while you have solid basis for any warranty or workmanship claims.

Phil

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