In order to prevent a gutter repair every home owner needs a well-functioning gutter system in order to lead rainwater in a controlled manner away from your house’s foundation during heavy rainfalls. A properly installed gutter system permanently protects your house against expensive water damages and saves you thousands of dollars every year.
However when you have a leaking gutter system you need to act quickly and repair the leak yourself or call roofing professionals. In this DIY guide by Connecticut Roofing Specialist you will learn how you can quickly repair your leaking gutter system and protect your home against expensive water damages.
A leaking gutter can have many different root causes. In most cases we have seen that the external gutter systems are simply too old and need to be replaced or repaired. The main reasons your gutters are leaking are age and/or weather-related signs of wear. Furthermore oxidations, hailstorms, as well as UV radiation deteriorate over time most gutter system. Depending on your gutter system’s material (plastic, sheet metal, stainless steel, etc.) and how well the gutter system has been installed will determine how soon you have to repair your gutters.
Also, the assembly process often plays a role when the gutter leaks. Again, it depends on the quality of each gutter system and the most important thing that will determine how long your gutter system will last is how well it has been installed by a roofing contractor. If your gutter system has not been installed properly then leaks are inevitable.
When it comes to installing a stable and reliable roof gutter system we recommend a stainless steel gutter system. Zinc has been proven to be particularly weather-resistant. Also a work that requires expertise and precision. Always consult and hire a gutter installation company in order to properly install and maintain your gutter system.
If you have detected leaks in your gutter system you have to act quickly in order to prevent major water damages. In most cases, the question arises as to whether the leak can be temporarily sealed with a gutter repair tape or whether the system or individual parts should be replaced. Eager DIY handymen tend to seek ways to seal those holes cost-effectively themselves by using a bicycle patch kit, a hot glue gun, or other temporary solution. What they all have in common is that those options are simply temporary solutions and neither of the DIY home solutions mentioned have a particular resistance to the sun and severe weather conditions.
For all the DIY handymen who prefer to repair a leaking gutter system by themselves we have compiled a quick and easy DIY guide on how you can repair your leaking gutter system.
The average cost of a full gutter repair or replacement can always depends on the materials used but in general the gutter repair cost in Connecticut range from $1,500 to $2,200 per gutter repair job.
The materials for a gutter repair or replacement can range from $4 to $30 per linear foot depending on the used material.
In order to repair your gutter leak you do not need to have any special tools. All you need to get started on your gutter system repair is a wire brush, a regular brush, gutter repair tape, a silicone rubber sealant, and an applicator gun.
To successfully repair the gutter, it must first be cleaned, because in the course of many rainy years your gutters are most likely full of leaves and other dirt. You can remove the leaves and dirt with a broom or simply by hand so you can clean the gutter’s metal surface with a wire brush. Once you have removed leaves, moss, and the accumulated rust you now can start to seal the gutter leak.
For the following steps one should choose dry weather. First, you should tackle the corners of your gutter with your application gun and evenly apply the silicone rubber sealant.
Now you should use your bush and apply the silicone rubber sealant on all affected areas of your gutter to seal your leaks. The silicone rubber sealant penetrates the holes and seals them after drying.
Tip: Do not panic if you see clouds appear after your first application of the silicone rubber sealant! The seal should be rainproof after 3-7 hours.
That’s it! That’s the easy way to perform a rain gutter repair by yourself. After 24 hours, the sealant is completely dry and the gutter is as good as new.
If you do not want to wait for the next storm to test whether you did a good job repairing your gutter, you can just grab a bucket of water and dump it into your gutter. Then you should immediately see whether repair effort was a success.
Please note that a DIY gutter repair might fix your leak temporarily but in order to protect your home for years to come you should rely on professional gutter installers and gutter contractors. The gutter company not only ensures the correct gutter installation, but also that the material and product quality meets all requirements to protect your home for years to come.
We also recommend every home owner to hire a professional gutter company to regularly inspect your gutter system and maintain it so you can prevent major gutter replacement costs.
If your gutter is already leaking, it’s also worth having the damage assessed by the trained eye of a savvy gutter contractor. The expert can assess the condition of your gutter damage and tells you whether a gutter replacement is required or whether the gutter can be repaired.
OUR TIP: If you also have a problem with your rain gutter system and are searching for a “gutter repair near me” in order to find a professional roofer in Connecticut to fix it, then you should contact us today and schedule a free estimate for your gutter system.
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