TWO LEVEL GUTTERING

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shelaghb

Could any Roofer please advise of the feasibility of extending the bottom row of slates, in order to lower the height of the gutter.

It is a small pitch porch roof - the joiner who installed the trusses did not take into account the height of the house guttering and as a consequence, there are now two levels of gutters.

Is it possible to fix a cosmetic row of slates to the bottom row to, in effect, lower the height of the porch gutter, and therefore get house and porch guttering to run at one level.

Any advice would be very much appreciated[/b]
 
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Yes it can be done, you will need to extend the rafters and alter any facias.
How much higher is the porch roof gutter, cant you run it into the lower gutter via a bit of extra pipe and maybe some off sets, saves a lot of work.
 
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Thanks for your reply CotswoldBuilder.. Unfortunately letting the higher level run into the lower level gutter isn't an option as it would mean a downspout on the front the house, which we are trying to avoid.

Please can you advise the best way to extend the rafters
 
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To extend the rafters, you will need to strip of a few rows of tiles/slates, remove battens and fold back the felt, bolt or screw same sized timbers to the existing rafters to bring you out to required distance.
Fit new felt, overlap the existing felt,fit extra battens and retile.
 
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Thanks for that Cotswoldbuilders - can I just ask - how are the removed slates then secured back in place - would slate hooks need to be used.
 

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