I'm about to get the roof replaced on my 1894 Victorian. Due to the crown moulding on all the fascia, the gutters are actually placed into the shingles about three rows up. The roof including these gutters was replaced in 1996 by previous owners. I'm having trouble locating new gutters like this. What is the name of this type of gutter and who supplies them?

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LeRoy, you can contact The Durable Slate Company, Columbus, Ohio, at 1-800-666-7445 and ask for Mark Sherby. They work nationwide, provide estimates, and they did an excellent job replace/rebuilding my gutters, lined them in copper, and installed copper downspouts in 2002. I also had them install my new slate roof. I have lots of pictures here on my webpage and you can check out their work. Durable called my gutters "stop" gutters. I had them return in August, 2008, to install the gutter on my front porch. Again, they did an excellent job. Susan
LeRoy, I added five more pictures for you to see. Is this the same type of gutter you have on your house? If you need specific information about my gutters, roof, pricing, etc. you can send me an email at victoriangemeiner1903@yahoo.com.
One more comment. I forgot to state that my gutters were built on site. They are not the type of gutters you can buy already made. All the copper is bent on a tool called a break and fitted behind the crown moulding.

Leroy I concurr with Susan. We just installed a stop gutter to the Pritchard House in Titusville, Florida

www.pritchardhouse.com Go to restoration gallery on website and you will see photos of this. Also

www.durablerestorationfl.com  I worked at Durable Slate and then was a team member that created Durable Restoration and assisted with opening the Florida Branch Office.

Wow!  I did not know about Durable Restoration.  Is it still all one company?

Susan: About 12 years ago I was one of three Durable Slate employees that started a General Contracting Divison within Durable Slate. Due to customers positive  comments on the attention to detail, ethics and craftsmanship performed with roof work clients asked can you add an addition?, can you redo our porch? This led into work at Ohio Historical Society and for instance,  Decorative Arts Center of Ohio at Reese Peters House in Lancaster,The Turner Foundation  in Springfield with its projects,etc. Then in 2004 we competitevly bid the Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie style 1908 Westcott House was awarded  Phase I ( which I project managed and imbued life into) www.westcotthouse.org  and continued throught to Phase III and recieved an Award of Merit from OHS. Then in 2006 I opted to start the Florida Branch office. Since we grew the company structure changed but management stayed the same. We are under the Durable Group which has The Durable Restoration Company and  The Durable Slate Company. www.DurableRestoration.com and www.DurableRestorationFL.com and www.DurableSlate.com  How can we be of service?

Hi, my company has been doing historical restoration for 37 years.  When I was a contractor in Los Angeles I did the hollywood estate homes to Greene and Greene museum and homes.  My company has been in Colorado for the last 18 years and for the last 15 years I solely did preservation work with the State Historian fund.  This last year I gotten back into assisting home owners with their older homes.  


I have heard this type referred to as a "Yankee Gutter" in period texts.

I guess it's a pejorative, as this is less costly than a true box gutter system (completely integrated into the cornice work) and yankees had the reputation for being thrifty.

If the runs are short, less than 24', there's no reason these couldn't be made at a metal roofing shop and brought on site.

Of course, if you can find someone locally who has the tooling to make these on a continuous forming press, all the better.


sounds like a Yankee gutter to me LeRoy. They are a nightmare to maintain and they often leak water into your soffet.

I thought I'd add to this old thread. My roof contractor said gutters were not a good idea. I had snow guards put on and they are great until you get a lot of snow, a quick melt and a deep freeze.  However, I don't get much in the way of blocked gutters!    The slate is a synthetic made by Ecostar and it's been terrific to date. 



   About not having gutters..... what did your contractor say and what does one do on the ground to handle the water besides grading away from the house? 

I would dearly like to do away with the gutters amd spouts if possible.  There is also a problem with ground water though that we can't figure out.  comes up in the cellar center near the chimney where dirt meets concrete.

 An architech didn't like the idea of removing earth (clay, here) right next to the foundation. for the laying of tile. There is an exterior sump - a 20"x12' shaft outside and a "well" - 4' x ? (just found it while tryiing to plant a tree - it was filled with sand and topsoil and overplanted  wiht grass.  It fed to a cistern (filled with rubble now)whihc fed to an interior tank cistern and then piped up to the attic tank)  There's  lots more on that but  - what did he say about handling water wiht no gutters?


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