DIY Fixes for Common Gutter Problems Part 2

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To do it yourself, you will need to measure from the peak to the downspout. Snap a chalk line between the two and find the spots where the gutter is out of alignment. You might be able to push it up into place by bending the hanger. If that does not solve the problem, you might need to take a section down and rehang it. If you have seamless gutters, call the company that installed them to correct the problem.

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DIY Fixes for Common Gutter Problems Part 2:

DIY Fixes for Common Gutter Problems Part 2 Diversified Roofing http://diversifiedroofing.com/

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Having a well-maintained gutter is probably the most efficient way to prevent water damage into your home. Fortunately, most common gutter problems are easy for homeowners to fix themselves and it is certainly worth the effort. Through routine maintenance and routine inspections of gutters, bigger problems can be avoided in the near future. Here are a couple of gutter problems with recommended solutions.

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Gutters may occasionally have leaks and holes and they can be sealed by caulking the joint from the inside with gutter sealant. A tube of which would only cost you around $5. However, gutter sealant can only be used for small holes. Larger holes would require a patch that you can find in a hardware store. If you cannot find any, make one from metal flashing.

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There are instances when gutters are not pitched properly. Gutters need to be pitched toward the downspouts for the water to flow properly. You want at least a quarter inch of slope for every 10 feet. To check, get on a ladder after a rainstorm and look in the gutter; if there is standing water, it is not pitched properly.

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To do it yourself, you will need to measure from the peak to the downspout. Snap a chalk line between the two and find the spots where the gutter is out of alignment. You might be able to push it up into place by bending the hanger. If that does not solve the problem, you might need to take a section down and rehang it. If you have seamless gutters, call the company that installed them to correct the problem.

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If your house has no gutters at all, consider investing in a system. The cost of such would totally depend on the material to be used. Most residential gutters are aluminum , which is lightweight and durable. Vinyl, galvanized steel, and copper also are available options.

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Protect you house from water damage by making sure that your gutters and properly maintained through regular inspections . http://diversifiedroofing.com/

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