Foam-and-steel home needs gutters... is it possible?


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txdmcknight

Hello group,

My home is constructed of foam-and-steel panels. Unlike sips with plywood, the panels are coated with stucco cement. The roof is also constructed of these panels, with metal end-caps, and a steel roof over them.

I want to add gutters to the home, but I do not know what the capacity for holding them on would be if they are just attached to the metal end-cap. Isthere a solution that also slips under the metal roof (between it and the foam) that I can then screw down to the roofing panels?
 
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richard

Hello group,

My home is constructed of foam-and-steel panels. Unlike sips with plywood, the panels are coated with stucco cement. The roof is also constructed of these panels, with metal end-caps, and a steel roof over them.

I want to add gutters to the home, but I do not know what the capacity for holding them on would be if they are just attached to the metal end-cap. Is there a solution that also slips under the metal roof (between it and the foam) that I can then screw down to the roofing panels?
I'd be asking who ever designed them.
Most gutters are so lightweight that should not be a problem.
I'd be interested in seeing photos of these panels.
 
W

willshak

richard wrote the following on 12/20/2012 4:44 PM (ET):
I'd be asking who ever designed them.
Most gutters are so lightweight that should not be a problem.
Except when it is raining or snowing.
 
J

jloomis

Rivets help hold things together.
Stainless rivets are nice.
A person could "beef" up the end caps with rivets, and maybe get a piece of
sheet metal strapping that could be
riveted to the panels, and then attached to the gutter.
I imagine a lot of things, and not seeing the situation is a bit difficult
imagining it.
john

wrote in message

Hello group,

My home is constructed of foam-and-steel panels. Unlike sips with plywood,
the panels are coated with stucco cement. The roof is also constructed of
these panels, with metal end-caps, and a steel roof over them.

I want to add gutters to the home, but I do not know what the capacity for
holding them on would be if they are just attached to the metal end-cap. Is
there a solution that also slips under the metal roof (between it and the
foam) that I can then screw down to the roofing panels?
 
V

v8z

Hello group,

My home is constructed of foam-and-steel panels. Unlike sips with plywood,
the panels are coated with stucco cement. The roof is also constructed of
these panels, with metal end-caps, and a steel roof over them.

I want to add gutters to the home, but I do not know what the capacity for
holding them on would be if they are just attached to the metal end-cap. Is
there a solution that also slips under the metal roof (between it and the
foam) that I can then screw down to the roofing panels?

I would find out who the manufacturer of the panel is, and contact them for
their design recommendations for attaching gutters. They must have some
design guidance for this if they are recommending their panels for use as
roof panels
 
D

D McKnight

Thanks for the replies, everyone.

I wish I could find the manufacturer but no luck yet...the home was built about 11 years ago, and I've only been here one year. I'm still looking.

The panels are typical 8'x2' pieces, with steel joining beams (s-shaped, or c-shaped...going to find out soon). The foam is about 5" thick, and covered with a nylon mesh and about 1/8" of cement, then stucco or interior paint.

I did find some straps that can be attached to the roofing material (metal roof) and those look promising.
 
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richard

Thanks for the replies, everyone.

I wish I could find the manufacturer but no luck yet...the home was built about 11 years ago, and I've only been here one year. I'm still looking.

The panels are typical 8'x2' pieces, with steel joining beams (s-shaped, or c-shaped...going to find out soon). The foam is about 5" thick, and covered with a nylon mesh and about 1/8" of cement, then stucco or interior paint.

I did find some straps that can be attached to the roofing material (metal roof) and those look promising.
who built the house?
if they're still in busines contact them.
you could also try the county court house records and see if the blue
prints have a name for the panels.
 
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D McKnight

Good idea on the county court house records. I am going to ask the Previous Owner too.
 

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