How to Repair Leaking Gutters
For homeowners, leaking gutters can be a timely issue. Especially with Sydney’s unpredictable weather, your gutters can be damaged through continual rainfall or exposure to Sydney harsh climate. You need to be able to determine the cause of your leaking gutters to solve your gutter overflow issue.
Leaking gutters left unrepaired can cause severe damage to your home. Over time fascia boards which hold your gutter in place and protect your roof can rot when exposed to high levels of moisture. The paint on your walls may crack and peel with the flow of rainwater. If you have steel parts, rust may form and affect the structural integrity of your home.
To protect yourself from the needless hassle, here’s a step-by-step instruction on how to repair leaking gutters.
1. Identify where the leak comes from and its cause.
To start your leaking gutter repair, you need to identify where it is coming from and what caused the leak in the first place. Usually, the primary suspects for the leak are the gutter joints. If water remains on on any part of your gutter, it will eventually loosen the seal or in the case of galvanised steel gutters, produce rust.
Other causes of leaking gutters include water overflow due to blockage, loose attachments, and inefficient or incorrect fall.
2. Prepare the materials and tools you need.
A lot of the materials you can use to repair your leaking gutter can be found at home. Here are the materials that you will need for this DIY leaking gutter repair:
- Wire brush
- Gutter sealant
- Anti-rust spray
- Sheet metal
You will know when you have to use these tools and materials as we go along the steps.
3. Clear the gutters and disassemble the gutter joint.
If there are dried leaves and other rubbish left in your gutter, clear them and prepare to disassemble the gutter joint. Unclip the joint and move the adjacent gutter to give you full access.
4. Remove rust or flaking paint on the leak with a brush.
Using a wire brush, remove the rust or flaking paint that may have formed on the holes or the seams. If your gutter material is steel, use the anti-rust spray to prevent corrosion. Let it dry before proceeding to the next step.
5. Fix the root cause of your leaking gutters.
Leaking gutters is a sign that there might be inefficiencies in your gutter installation. If the leak persists, seek the advice of professional gutter installation and repair experts. Consider changing your gutter system to a better, more effective way to guard your home against gutter leaks.
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