2nd story gutter vs no gutter?
Im in Zone 4 (rainy Oregon) rebuilding a second story on an old farmhouse. Planning out my rain management now and curious about what others have done on 2nd story gutters or no gutters. Seems like having gutters up there is best practice but maybe not in certain cases?
I’m in a wooded area with a fair amount of leaves floating around. Top story is a simple 7/12 gable roof with no valleys, metal roof with large overhangs. Both sides of the house have lower bump out roofs so the top story water would all end up on those lower roofs with gutters and then drain far from foundation.
Option A: Install 2nd story gutters with guards to minimize cleaning them?
Option B: Install one of those rain dispersal systems that turn the roof water back to “rain” which would then end up on the lower roofs and guttered away.
Option C: just a drip edge on the top story? Seems like that would be pretty noisy on the lower metal roof though…
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