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Part of being a responsible homeowner is ensuring your gutters are clear and damage-free at all times. In this post, the leading installers of rain gutter guards from GH of Minnesota discusses the five gutter repair methods that you should know as a homeowner.

  1. Leaks – If your home has a metal gutter installed, every connection has to be sealed, such as the end caps, splices, drop outlets and miters, to prevent leaks. With that in mind, buy and apply a product that’s specifically made to seal your gutter seams.

  1. Water Spills – Fixing a water spill over your gutters is a fairly simple task that every homeowner should know. Water spills often occur when a roof has long sections of valley that carry rainwater at high velocity, shooting right over the gutter once it hits the valley’s end. You can easily rectify this by installing a diverter on top of the gutters’ edge. This helps direct water back into the gutter.

  1. Loose Gutters – Over time, the gutters may become loose. This can be fixed by installing fascia hanger brackets; simply hook the bracket under the gutter’s front lip and screw the other side of the bracket to the fascia. This task involves climbing a ladder; always call a professional gutter repair specialist if you aren’t confident about how to do the job yourself.

  1. Gutter Cleaning – Cleaning your gutters and downspouts is your responsibility as a homeowner. The downspouts are easier to clean since you only need a plumber’s snake. For the gutter system itself, you’ll have to climb on a ladder and remove the debris by hand or with a plastic spatula. If you’re inexperienced, you may not be able to clear everything out so consider calling a professional instead.

  1. Annoying Drips – If your gutters are prone to overflowing and your downspout is easily clogged, consider hanging a nylon rope on one of the gutter hangers and running it down the downspouts. The water drops will cling to the rope instead of plummeting down the entire length of the downspout.

For assistance in installing rain gutter guards in your home’s gutter system, look no further than Gutter Helmet of Minnesota. We are your leading provider of gutter cleaning and installation services. Give us a call at (866) 200-5339 or fill out our contact form to get your free quote. We serve homeowners in Monticello, MN, and other nearby areas.