Gutter Repair

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How to Repair Gutter Leaks

Gutter leaks can cause large amounts of water to flow down the side of your house, which can cause cosmetic

A bad gutter with holes and broken downspout.
How to Test Your Gutters for Leaks

Don't let leaky gutters create big problems for your home.

A gutter full of fir needles
Are Your Gutters Contributing to Roof Damage?

Why you should think of your gutters, even when it's not raining.

Ladder against the side of a house going up towards blue sky.
How to Repair Gutters and Downspouts

Read this article for advice on gutters.

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Replacing an Aluminum Downspout

It is important to check downspouts regularly.

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Tips for Cleaning Half Round Gutters

Half round gutters are easy to clean, because they have no corners which trap dirt. All the dirt collects in the middle of the gutter so it can be easily removed during cleaning. Gutters should be cleaned at least once or twice a year. They collect all sorts of things like leaves, dust, bird droppings

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How to Replace Round Downspouts

Round downspouts are used to help drain out water that is accumulated outside the house especially during the rainy season to prevent it from looking very ugly especially in the yard. Installing it can be a little confusing however if followed properly, it can be a very easy task. One needs to use the

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How to Replace a Vinyl Gutter Downspout

Removing and installing a vinyl gutter downspout is an easy task for a do-it-yourselfer. But this project will require you to work at pretty dangerous heights, so always secure the ladder with a clamp and wear safety harness if this is your first time to work on the high areas of the house. Tools and

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How to Replace a Steel Gutter Downspout

The gutter downspout is used to help water flow out into the drainage. This needs to be installed properly and as per the required size. The steel downspout is an outlet fixed at the end of a rainwater downpipe. The rainwater downpipe runs vertically from the roof gutter to the ground. There should be

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How to Repair a Damaged Section of Wooden Gutters

Wooden gutters are not only useful, but tend to add to the value of your home. Generally, a wooden gutter needs to be checked for damages from time to time and may require repaired. Performing such repairs yourself saves money, as well as helps you master an essential skill. Tools and Materials Needed:

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3 Reasons to Replace Wooden Gutters

Wooden gutters are more of an architectural choice than a feasible option. Most buildings these days use rain gutters made of metal, plastic, concrete or stone. Here are 3 reasons wooden gutters are not a good option anymore and should be replaced. 1. High Cost of Maintenance Wooden gutters were once

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How to Repair Leaking Wooden Gutters

Wooden gutters are rare these days, but they are a beautiful feature on a home, especially on a period piece of architecture. Unfortunately, they are rather costly and can be difficult to maintain. However, they should be kept at all costs since they add value to your home and look much more attractive

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Replacing Gutter Hangers: 3 Tips

Gutter hangers hold up and secure the gutter system to the roof eaves of the house. Hangers enhance gutter efficiency as well as durability. However, with time, the hangers tend to sag and get bent. This situation calls for replacement of the gutter hangers. Follow the tips below for a successful project.

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Steel Rain Gutter Repair: 4 Tips

Steel rain gutter repair is necessary when your steel gutter is leaking. First, you must decide if you need a professional to do the repairs. If the gutter is in a bad state, you may need to replace it and call a contractor to do the replacement. However, some repairs can be done at home without professional

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Aluminum Gutter Repair: 3 Tips

Repairing a rain gutter is a fact of life regardless of whether it's a vinyl gutter, a wood gutter, or an aluminum gutter. Some are easier to repair, some need repair less often; but with all rain-gutter repairs, there are certain mistakes you should avoid making. Tip 1 – Don't Neglect Cleaning of

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Aluminum Gutter Replacement: Mistakes to Avoid

When beginning an aluminum rain gutter replacement project, you can avoid wasting time and money if you know in advance the potential mistakes that are most commonly made. Then, do what you can to avoid making these same mistakes. Inadequate Sloping Aluminum rain gutters installed with a slope that is

How to Repair Box Gutters

Keep them in good shape to avoid expensive damage.

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Downspout Repair: How to Fix a Loose Downspout

It's wise to perform downspout repair every spring and fall.

How to Remove Gutter Nails

If you want to take down your gutter, then you need to take out the gutter nails.

How to Paint Steel Gutters Part 1

If your home has steel gutters, you know that over time their exposure to the elements can cause rust spots.

How to Paint Aluminum Gutters Part 2

When you have begun work on your aluminum gutters, after you have them installed and they are primed, it is time for them to be painted.

metal gutters on a house
How to Repair Metal Gutters

Find the problem and fix it. DIY win for home repair.

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Answers to Your Gutter Questions

Q. Half of the gutter going across the front of my house had fallen down when I had someone remove all

Replace a Gutter Corner

You have a bad gutter corner that has to be replaced. This handy guide will show you how to do it yourself.

A gutter.
Using Gutter Elbows to Redirect Your Downspout

Gutter elbows redirect water flow away from your home.

Tips for Painting Plastic Gutters

Painting plastic gutters can be a fun and simple do-it-yourself project that will improve your home and your home improvement skills.

Rain Gutter full of leaves
How to Rivet Gutters

Precision is key to a long-lasting result when using rivets to fasten your rain gutters

A rain gutter downspout empties water into a rain barrel.
Extend Downspouts for Better Home Drainage

Standing water around your home is bad news. Here are four upgrades that can divert water and avert disaster.

How to Replace Gutter Hangers

Gutter hangers are a part of the gutter system that is essential to keeping the gutter secure and play an important role in the gutter system’s durability and efficiency.

roof with chimneys and an aluminum gutter
How to Paint Aluminum Gutters, Part 1

Aluminum gutters offer durability and affordability, and they're easy to paint any color to match your house.

A gutter downspout.
How to Repair Leaking or Separated Gutter Downspouts

A gutter downspout is a hollow tube that collects drainage.

Metal gutters on the side of a house.
How to Adjust Metal Gutters

Basic steps to fixing your gutter's slope.

A length of rain gutter secured to the eaves of a roof.
How to Seal Gutter Seams to Avoid Leaks

Is a bad seam causing your rain gutters to leak? Learn how you can take care of it!

metal gutters along the top of a house
How To Replace Your Gutters

When it comes time to replace one or all of your gutters, you will have a template to work from with your existing hardware.

A woman installs gutters.
How to Improve Your Home Gutters System

There are many things you can do to improve your gutter drainage.

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How to Repair Your Seamless Gutters

At some point, your seamless gutters are likely to need repair. In order to fix problems with your gutters,

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How to Repair Your Copper Gutters

Copper gutters are a beautiful and stately addition to almost any house and taking care of them will

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How to Extend Downspouts Underground

If you have downspouts in your home you may want to extend them. Downspouts are needed to make sure that

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How to Paint Galvanized Gutters

Galvanized gutters need to be prepared and painted in the correct way to stop them from peeling or deteriorating

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How to Re-Attach a Gutter End Cap

It is necessary to know how to reattach a gutter end cap in the event one comes loose. The simple part

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Tips for Painting Copper Gutters

Copper gutters, and other metal gutters, pose a problem when the owner wants to paint them to match the