Installing gutters on an angled (or canted) fascia can be a challenge. In most cases, we are able to solve this problem by either strapping the gutters to the roof or installing a metal wedge behind the gutter. When we strap the gutters to the roof we put the straps and screws under the shingles for a clean and finished look. When we install the wedges behind the gutter-a rare installation itself- the wedges are usually not seen unless a person stands directly under the gutter. For this home, the entryway was directly under the gutters. The homeowner did not like to look up and see the metal wedges. Also, he had a wood shake roof-which means that we couldn’t strap to the roof. Well, we could have but we don’t like the way it looks.
The homeowner and I brainstormed a solution. He made some wooden blocks to put behind the gutters. He then painted them the same color as the fascia boards and predrilled the holes so there would be no cracking.
We installed the wooden blocks spaced every 24 inches. Then we installed the gutters and attached the concealed hangers to the blocks. The finished product looked great! The homeowner was very happy with how clean it looked.