Looks good! (Not) Gutters are supposed to stop before they touch the siding or trim. By burying the end of the gutter in the trim, any leaks will flow behind the siding and trim, causing damage to the house.
An Ounce of prevention Clothes dryers cause almost 16,000 fires each year in the US. What does your dryer duct look like?
A New Type of Leaf Screen? This gutter may be very effective at separating leaves from the water off the roof, but only at the expense of water running down the side of the house and causing damage. This pattern of deterioration is certainly unusual - I would suspect that it may be corrosion from some type of de-icer chemical/pellets or possibly seeds [...]
Jiminy Cricket! This wide chimney is missing a cricket. No, not the small, noisy insect. A cricket is a small, peaked roof at the up-slope side of your chimney to deflect water and debris around your chimney. Without a cricket snow and debris can easily build up and lead to water penetration around the chimney. Chimneys that are 30” wide or more should have [...]
I’m Melting! Melting! Well, no, this building isn’t coming to the same fate as the Wicked Witch of the West, but its split-face block wall does have serious issues with water penetration. Split-face block walls absorb a lot of water and it lifts the paint as it tries to escape. The source of the water penetration may be from improper flashing details or even [...]