Ask Todd Miller *Metal Roofing Expert

Gutters and Metal Roofs

Written by Todd Miller on August 11, 2009 | Filed under: Misc,Roofing Answers

I was asked the following:
I would like to replace my existing shingled roof with metal.How are gutters attached to maintain the integrity of the metal? Thanx

My Answer:
You will want to use gutters that mount to the fascia board using brackets, rather than gutters that mount to the roof.


2 responses to “Gutters and Metal Roofs”

  1. Todd Miller says:

    Thank you. Pretty much anything is possible. By “integral,” do you mean built-in to the roof, or just matching the roof? Either is possible. However, “built-in” gutters require some extra attention … chances are the gutter, for one reason or another, will not last as long as the roof … so you want to make sure that there is a way to replace them if necessary without tearing too much into the roof. Happy to consult with you on ways to do that. You can email me at

  2. Bonnie Ochoa says:

    You recently sent me info re metal roofs. A need we have is gutters integral with the roof. We’ve seen these on some commercial buildings and are interested in this combination. Is this possible?

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Todd's expertise comes from his years of experience in metal roofing manufacturing. As president of Isaiah Industries, based in Piqua Ohio, Todd runs a several of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential metal roofing; Classic Metal Roofing Systems, Kassel & Irons, and Green American Home. His personal goal is to educate homeowners of the long-life benefits of metal roofing.

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