removing gutter guards

Old 08-13-07, 03:45 PM
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removing gutter guards

I need to remove my gutters to repair a piece of rotting fascia. I have gutter guards installed and last time I tried to get them up to see if they needed cleaning I bent up the little metal clips and then the guard wouldn't reset itself very well. I was wondering about two things. How can you remove the little metal clips holding the gutter guards in place. They are hard to describe but are an oddly shaped piece of metal that connects the guards to the front edge of the gutter. Also - the gutter guards seemed to be glued into place under the front edge of the last shingle...what kind of adhesive is that and can I get it at home depot or lowes? thanks in advance.
Old 08-14-07, 01:57 PM
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Try this....

We do not use and adhesive with our gutter guard product. Another company may have used silicone under your shingles. If this is the problem, use a utility knife and a flat bar. The flat bar is to lift your shingles and then use the utility knife to cut away the adhesive. You mentioned that your particular gutter guard has hinge points. I am assuming that is the aluminum mesh style. If so, you can use a flat bar or even a flat screwdriver to open up the hinge, then use pliers to reattach it.
Another scenario is they may not have installed the gutter guard under both layers of shingles. If this is the case the adhesive you are talking about should be black, which is actually the tar strip that bonds your shingles together. In this situation you will need a cool morning and use a flat bar to break the bond.
Either way, be careful the utility knife could slip and cut you, and the aluminum gutter guard has sharp jagged edges. Please let me know if you need any further information. Good Luck!

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