Aluminum Gutter Leaks at Seam


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Old 04-07-06, 11:34 AM
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Aluminum Gutter Leaks at Seam

I have a long gutter (approx. 48') running along the back of my house. There is a seam where the two sections of gutter meet up and it leaks like crazy.

How do I fix this? Is there supposed to be any type of a connector between them, because it just looks like one section is overlapping the other?

We just bought the house six months ago and there is evidence that the previous owner tried to fix it but was unsuccessful.

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Old 04-07-06, 03:18 PM
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I think your best solution is going to be to replace it. You should be able to get it replaced with one piece so this doesn't happen again.
 
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Old 04-07-06, 05:43 PM
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Get up on a ladder and clean out every last bit of whatever has previously been applied to the seam inside your gutter. Ensure that the metal is both clean and dry. Then apply this product (http://www.doityourself.com/store/6696132.htm) to the seam of the gutter with a disposable brush. It may take more than 1 coat.
 
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You can also use gutter glue or sealent that comes in tube and is applied like caulk. Make sure your gutter is sloped to run over the splice and not against it. Also make sure the splice is not in a low spot. If it is you will have to raise this spot to the correct slope or grade. The over lap splice is used alot. Sometimes a splice, sometimes an overlap. We do ours both ways. It just kind of depends on the job. Good Luck
 
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Old 04-10-06, 09:37 AM
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Thanks everyone.

Hopefully next weekend will be nice and I can correct this with some type of sealer.
 
 

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