New gutters on old house
I am reluctantly installing gutters on our 1940s carriage house, which is stone on a concrete slab. The cedar shingle roof was replaced with architectural shingle (asphalt) on plywood, but with no ice dams. There are no soffits to attach them to, so they either have to be strapped underneath the shingles, attached to new solid pieces of wood, or to new blocks of wood spaced every two feet. I am inclined to go with the third option.
For aesthetics, I think 6" half round gutters with round leaders will be most appropriate to the architecture. I would spring for copper if it made a difference, but have been told that modern copper does not develop a patina. It just turns the same brown as an aluminum gutter painted brown, so it's a waste of money to do it for aesthetics. Does anyone have any thoughts about the installation, and the material? Thanks!