Posted by Rog the Dodge on April 03, 2003 at 14:24:00:
In Reply to: gutterless roofs posted by Richard Coleman on April 01, 2003 at 08:55:02:
I'm assuming we're talking pitched roofs here.
Gutters protect the facades from rainwater runoff by collecting it and subsequently discharging it away from the building in such a fashion as it does not then soak the ground round the building where it may cause it to freeze or turn to mud. If you're not intending to use gutters check your local building codes as they quite often insist upon them for the reasons I've noted. If you can do without gutters then you need to think of wide eaves overhangs (much as Frank Lloyd Wright did)to protect the facades and the ground immediately adjacent.
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