Finally we got some sun and were back to work right by the shop in Brookeville md. This home was right next to another home we did a few weeks ago, are plan was to do them at the same time but of course the rain had different plans pushing this house back but its better late than never. We did a full roof replacement on this home with 4 new Velux skylights and all new 5" gutters and 3x4 downspouts. The Shingles were CertainTeed Charcoal Black and with new white gutters it really gave the home a good face lift. Most of the time when we install gutters we use 5" because we can make them on site with our own gutter machine and that means less of a chance for a supplier do damage them if they were pre-made and delivered. Instead of using the normal 2x3 downspout new roof and gutters that goes with a 5" gutter we use the larger 3x4 downspout.
We do this because gutters are not designed to hold water they just catch it and try to get it away from the house better, so as long as the gutter can drain out faster than water comes in there's never any problem. Not only does the 3x4 downspout drain more water but also having a larger opening in the gutter helps prevent against leafs clogging the drop out where water enters the downspout, leaving the leafs out and your gutters cleaner.