Are you tired of your rain gutters leaking every time it rains? Unfortunately with almost any type of gutters leaking always

seems to occur. There are a few different solutions that you can use to make the leaking stop, but some of them could be costly and sometimes a professional may be needed to fix the problem. In some instances you may even need to remove the gutter in order to replace it with a new one, but there are ways that you can fix the problem yourself. Armed with a wire brush, steel wool pad, flashing, tin snips, roofing cement, and a metal putty knife you will be able to tackle this project yourself.

The first thing that you will want to do is use the wire brush and steel wool pad to clean all of the paint off of the guttering. You will want to make sure that you use the pad and wire brush on the inside of the gutter where the gutter is leaking to remove all of the residue and paint that is on it.

old gutter straps being removed

Next, you will use the tin snips to cut a piece of flashing to put on the damaged area of the gutter. Make sure that you cut a piece that is large enough to cover the entire area that is leaking. You will then want to bend the flashing to that it will fit against the gutter without coming up. You also want to make sure that the flashing is a little longer than the damaged area that you are trying to cover.

Then, you will want to set the flashing you have cut to the side and grab your metal putty knife and the roofing cement that you have gathered. Spread the roofing cement over the damaged area smoothly so that it is covered entirely and extend coverage beyond the affected area.

Next, you will want to take the flashing that you measured out earlier and press it firmly against the roofing cement that you spread over the leaking area. You will want to make sure to hold it in place long enough for the two materials to bond.

To finish up on repairing your rain gutters you will want to cover the edges of the flashing with the roofing cement so that they are unable to come up. Make sure that you apply it evenly so that there are no gaps left or leaves and other debris will get caught in between the gap and get stuck in your gutter. If you follow these steps you will be able to make the repair to your leaking gutters without spending a lot of money or calling in a professional.

Chris is a co-author and researcher on Gutter Works Inc where they deal with rain gutters []. Just visit the site and you’ll get all kinds of information on what type of gutters would look the best on your home, whether they are vinyl gutters [], copper or seamless.

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