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Easy Gutter Fixes You Can DIY
Gutter leaks usually start at rusty spots or seams that have opened up because of expansion and contraction. If your gutter is still basically sound, the easiest way to stop the leak is by covering the damaged area with roof and gutter repair tape (available at home centers and hardware stores). Prepare the gutter by scraping out as much old tar or caulk as possible. Wire-brush the metal thoroughly to get rid of rust and to give the tape a clean surface for bonding (Photo 1). If the gutter is...
How to Fix Overflowing Gutters
How to Fix Overflowing Gutters. Install a gutter splash guard. Photo 1: Drill rivet holes. Drill 1/8-in. holes through both the splash guard and the gutter. If rainwater cascading down your roof valley causes a waterfall that washes out the petunias every time it storms, do this simple fix. It costs only a few dollars and takes about 20 minutes to complete. You can find these precut splash guards (about $3) in both brown and white aluminum at a home center, but you could easily make your own out