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We've added so much insulation to the roof that the snow only melts when the weather is right. Since the panels are on the second floor roof there are probably 10-15 days during the winter that they are out of commission with a snow cover. The sun angle is so low, and there are only a few hours that it would add that it doesn't seem to be worth the trouble to clean them off - my big money-making season is the summer! The house is all-electric and so is my car. Last month my total bill was $12!
I appreciate the inclusion of the original section drawings...I hadn't realized the original had built-in roof gutters. Your solution of reconfiguring the gutter and working the rigid insulation in such that it did not stand proud of the fascia/gutter line is elegant.
I concur. My home has those horrendous built-in gutters too. They collect leaves and tree debris and must be cleaned at least twice a year to keep the drains from plugging up. Mine are horizontal and about a foot wide.
They look nice, but don't work well.