Even though a standard rain gutter can be put on the rafter at the end of the sloping louvers that only overhang 1” to catch the water if desired, our Traditional Louvered Roof System comes with a Fascia Style Gutter to achieve the box look when needed. On an attached cover it is a 3 sided fascia gutter and on a free standing cover it is a 4 sided fascia gutter. Because water only runs in the direction of the louver a slope to one end will give better drainage. On the Traditional Louvered Roof System the louvers will over have the rafter 1” instead of 2’ like on the Pergola Style Louvered Roof making it necessary in some cases to order and extra rafter for support. 90 degree prefabricated corners come with the system.
The pergola Style Louvered Roof System comes with up to 2’ louver overhang which can be cut in a curve or angle to match hardscape or other designs. Most people find that a trickle of rain water running off each louver is less invasive than the gush of water coming from a guttered patio cover but if a gutter is desired the louvers can overhang the rafter 1” and a seamless gutter can be attached to the bottom of the rafter, sloped, and down spouted at the end.