A leaking gutter is a common household problem that can cause a surprising amount of damage. Let alone the physical damage to the gutters themselves, but the potential water damage to your home is also a serious threat. Rain water that isn’t diverted away from the house with gutters and downspouts can cause serious damage to your house and even flood your basement or seep into your foundation. To avoid these problems for you and your home, it’s best to keep your gutters free of leaks and operational. For those reasons, here are some guidelines on how to repair a leaking gutter and downspouts.
How to Repair Downspouts for Metal Gutters
Remove the portion of the downspout that is leaking.
Use a wire brush to clean that section of the downspout and completely remove the old adhesive of caulking.
Clean the joints to keep the leak from recurring.
Apply a coat of Sani-Tred PermaFlex to prime the surface. Let dry.
Apply Sani-Tred LRB/TAV mixture to the entire joint, making sure the whole joint is filled in.
Cover the joint with a layer of PermaFlex and let dry.
Place the gutter back into position with new fasteners and connectors.
How to Repair Gutter Railings
Clean the leaking area with a wire brush. Make sure to remove all loose particles and leaves. Wash out with water and allow to dry, if necessary. Then use sandpaper to remove any remaining loose particles from the hole.
Apply a coat of Sani-Tred PermaFlex to prime the surface. Let dry for 1-2 hours.
Apply Sani-Tred LRB/TAV mixture to the hole.
Apply a topcoat of Sani-Tred PermaFlex and let dry.
Using Sani-Tred products, you can easily repair and waterproof your gutters and downspouts. Sani-Tred can waterproof and protect all parts of your house, from gutters to basements and everywhere in between. Keep your house safe, dry, and protected from water damage, use Sani-Tred and stop worrying.
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