This 6000 sq. ft custom home in Cool, CA was a true test of our abilities and product knowledge. The challenge was not the seamless rain gutters themselves, but choosing a micro-filtration system that could handle the volume of water cascading from the steep slate roof.
- Custom rain gutter system design and installation
- Micro-filtration Gutter Protection System
- Construction by Mt. Lincoln Construction
A Maintenance-Free Gutter System…
The contractor wanted leaf protection that would provide a maintenance- free rain gutter system. We recommended 5” Ogee gutters with 3” round downspouts, and a micro-filtration gutter protection system.
…On a steep slate roof
Micro-filtration gutter guards filter the rain water with a micro-screen before it flows into the gutter, removing 100% of the debris. The challenge with this installation is that the volume and speed of the water created by the steep roof would overwhelm the system. The gutter protection system would have to be mounted to the fascia board, to slow down the water and protect the roof line.
All About Gutters and Awnings solved this problem by dropping the leaf guards one 1/2 inch from the roof line, creating more surface area on the screen with a bigger gutter. The 3” round downspouts allowed us to have longer runs of gutter, and increase the volume of each spout. The Ogee gutter complements the style of the home and helps the gutter guards collect more water. The product is working very well, shedding material and filtering a 100% of the customers rain water.