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Question DetailsAsked on 6/28/2015

i need someone to repair gutters that are leaking in charlotte

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Are the gutters steel? Check with a magnet. If yes probably not worth repairing,

If aluminum, are they in reasonable shape? Just have leaking seams, and endcaps?

They can be repaired. Check Angie's List if a member. If not go to BBB and check gutter contractors. Get quotes, check refernces, live long and prosper.

JC Casper Gutter Cover and Gutter contractor,,,

ps for ideas on new gutters & gutter covers see my blogs


Answered 4 years ago by jccasper


Gutters is your Search the List category.

I would argue with Jim that leaking steel gutters are not worth repairing - just like with aluminum, unless the gutter steel itself is corroded through to the point of leaking, the issues are the same - usually the leaks are at the joints.

DIY approaches - when dry, use fingertip (being careful about sharp edges) to jam asphaltic roofing sealant from a caulk tube into the joint opening to seal it. Silver seam sealer also works well. A slightly harder to do but more permanent fix - take joint apart, clean and dry thoroughly, then put a 1/4" bead of Permatex automotive gasket sealer (orange or black types work best) at the "inner" portion of the mating surface on one piece (at the side of the mating surface of the joint that is closest to the "inside" of the gutter, so when it squeezes it does not ooze out and make the outside surface messy, because it is hard to clean up), put in pop rivets every 3-4 inches to cinch it down tight, then clean up any ooze out inside the gutter. Lasts decades. On the pop rivets - looks best if the "clean" side of the rivet is on the bottom and outside face, so installed from outside in. On the back side, where you typically can't see it anyway, installing from the "inside" of the gutter out works fine. Use ones right length so there is not a lot of stick-through for leaves to hang up on when washing the gutters out.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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