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How to Repair Sagging Gutters

As your gutters work to guide water away from your roof and foundation, they can eventually begin to sag or pull away from the side of your home. Luckily, fixing sagging gutters is an easy task and our gutter repair experts explain three ways to do it:

Gutter Spikes

  1. Determine which gutter spikes are loose.
  2. Next, use your hammer or pry bar to pull the loose spikes out of the gutter.
  3. Inspect the spikes to determine whether they’re threaded or not.
    1. If they’re threaded, you can reuse spikes that aren’t bent or damaged.
    2. If they’re not threaded, replace them with new ones from your local home improvement store.
  4. After that, use your screwdriver to drive the spikes through the gutter holes and into the fascia.
  5. Tighten until the gutter is flush against the fascia.
  6. If needed, dip a sliver of wood into epoxy and slide the piece into the hole alongside the spike for extra support.

Gutter Brackets

  1. Determine where your gutters are sagging and remove the section from the brackets.
  2. Next, use your screwdriver to remove all of the bracket screws.
  3. Fill in the screw holes with weatherproof caulk and let dry.
  4. After that, use your drill to drill new holes for your brackets. Make sure you drill them directly above the old holes to keep the same gutter pitch.
  5. Attach your brackets to your newly drilled holes.
  6. Re-hang your gutters.

Gutter Hangers

  1. Determine where your gutters are sagging.
  2. Use your screwdriver to remove your gutter hangers from underneath your shingle or roofing material.
  3. Next, inspect the hangers and replace damaged ones with new ones from your local hardware store.
  4. After that, install the replacement hangers and make sure they’re tight against the fascia.
    1. Also make sure you install them in a slightly different part of your shingle or roofing material for security.

Tools & Materials

  • Hammer or pry bar
  • Gutter spikes
  • Screwdriver
  • Wood slivers
  • Epoxy
  • Caulk
  • Drill
  • Gutter hangers

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