Guttering options for corrugated roofing?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ernie, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Ernie

    Ernie Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have any guttering options that they know of for the plastic corrugated roofing material? I'd like to be able to direct the runoff rather than having it just drip onto the ground below, but the end of the material is about 8" away from the back of the last purlin. Anybody have any tips? Here's a pic of my setup that kind of shows the situation. You can't really see it, but to the left of the tree, above the top of the fence is the end of the roofing. I guess I'm mainly wondering whether or not there is a gutter that's made specifically for this stuff. Thanks!

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  2. chickeydee

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    [​IMG] I would add a board across the back and attach a plastic gutter with the flex hose .It is hard to see the back of it .Maybe you can post some pictures of the area that you are having the problem
     
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  3. Jeff in Colorado

    Jeff in Colorado Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't really see the spot you are talking about, but I'm pretty sure that they do not make gutters that attach directly to the corregated roofing. If it was metal you could rivet a piece of flashing that could divert the water somehow, but with plastic, I would be concerned a rivet or screw would not hold without cracking the plastic.
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    May I gently suggest that you add some wood somehow so that you no longer have 8" of unsupported roofing, which is NOT secure and liable to cause your whole (!) roof to blow off in a hard wind. Manufacturers of that type roofing generally recommend no more than 1 1/2" or so of side overhang... for a REASON. (e.t.a. - fix this anywhere else on the roof that has too much overhang, too. FWIW, side overhang (parallel to corrugations is generally recommended to be no more than 3/4")

    Once you have done that, you can either attach regular gutters the regular way; or if (since this is under a tree) you believe you will not get much water coming off the roof and do not mind a little extra work in exchange for a slimmer smaller gutter, you can slice the top 1/3-1/2 off a length of PVC pipe of whatever diameter you choose, and screw that into the rafter tails or fascia board. Personally I would do the former not the latter for a long roof like this.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
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    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Ernie

    Ernie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the ideas folks. Here's a better picture of the area in question. The coop is completely open underneath the roofing, which should allow for airflow through the structure without hopefully pulling the roof off (fingers crossed [​IMG] ) Having said that, I may try and extend the back of the rafters to be able to hang a gutter off of it. It sounds like they don't make it, but it would be cool if there was some sort of light weight matching material gutter to go with these...

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  7. patandchickens

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    The weight of vinyl or aluminum gutters is pretty trivial compared to the weight of water IN them, so I do not think there would be any purpose in a mfr making a gutter out of that roofing material since the water will still weigh the same [​IMG]

    Really that is a LOT of unsupported overhang, too much on the sides too, even if you don't put a gutter on it would be an exceedingly good idea to fix that before you lose all or part of your roof.

    Good luck, have fun,

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  8. chickeydee

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    I would cut back to almost to that beam and add a gutter across it . You can paint it black to match the color . Close one end of it and you can put one of those flex hose at the other . Very nice doop .
     

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