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 Your Gutters
Dirty or clogged gutters are one of the most common problems leading to a need to repair the gutter. Not only is excessive weight of dirt and debris that collects in the gutter more likely to damage gutter hangars, it can also damage the gutter itself. Don't postpone cleaning your gutter until you see water running over its edge.
Tip 2 – Neglecting Loose Gutters
Loose gutters only become looser with time. Don't allow loose gutters to create damage to your homes roof or fascia where it may be attached. Each time you clean your gutters, be sure to check them to be sure they are attached solidly. If they are loose, tighten them.
Tip 3 – Neglecting Joints that Leak
Sagging and dirty gutters are a sign of possible leaking gutter joints. Leaking at joints that have become separated because of dirt or sagging will only grow worse with the passing of time. Prevent joints from leaking by checking and repairing them at regular intervals.