The bottom of the frame may be pitched to provide positive drainage to the downspout.
Box gutter framing.
The box is built by an experienced carpenter into the roof overhang or into the bottom of the roof then lined with the sheet metal.
Although the copper lining conforms closely to the gutter frame profile it should not fit tightly.
Unlike other gutters they are part of the roof structure.
They are most commonly found in older historical homes or buildings.
A box gutter is actually built into the bottom of the roof or into the roof overhang.
A box gutter does not hang onto the edge of a roof or on the edge or side of a house as many modern pre formed metal gutters do.
Box gutters are composed of wood framing with a sheet metal lining normally copper stainless steel or galvanized steel.
Most box gutters consist of wood framing covered by a thin sheet metal lining made out of galvanized steel stainless steel copper or another metal that will not easily corrode.
Box gutters are also known as parallel gutters trough gutters or built in gutter systems.
They should not be confused with so called valley gutters or valley flashings which occur at the non parallel intersection of roof surfaces typically at right angled internal corners of pitched roofs.
The lining must be free to move.
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Copper gutter linings are most often built into wood framed supporting structures.
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The foundation of most box gutters is wood that is then covered with thin sheet metal such as tin copper lead stainless steel or some other metal that will not readily corrode.
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