How To PERMANENTLY Fix Leaks Behind Rain Gutters

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How to Repair a Leaky Gutter - This Old House

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva has a fast fix for a dripping rain gutter. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: Full episode: How to Fix a Leaking Rooftop Vent Pipe: How to Repair a Wobbly Newel Post: How to Screen Large Utility Boxes With Plantings: Shopping List for How to Repair a Leaky Gutter: - ⅜-inch-thick x ¾-inch-wide x 8-foot-long pressure-treated wood strips - silicone caulk Tools for How to Repair a Leaky Gutter: - caulk gun - table saw (optional), used for ripping wood strips Follow This Old House: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: G+: Instagram: Tumblr:

Getting water behind your gutter?

Are you getting water behind your gutter? Ever wonder why that is? This video shows one of the reason why you can get water behind your gutter and some of the damage it could cause.

How to Install an Alternative to Gutters

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs an alternative to a gutter when a traditional one does not work. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: Time: 2 hours Cost: $50 Skill Level: Beginner Tools List for Installing Gutter Alternatives: Ladder Hammer Prybar Drill driver Measuring tape Shopping List: Aluminum rain dispersal system Steps: 1. Remove the old gutter by prying off the spikes with a hammer and a prybar. Then, unscrew the gutter from the fascia with the drill driver. 2. Mark 10” from the end of the house, then 30” from the end of the house, then 50” from the end. 3. Screw the mounting brackets on your marks as far down the fascia board as possible. It should be at least 4” down from the roof edge and 1 ½” from the drip edge. 4. Clip the louvres on the rain dispersal system into the brackets. 5. Repeat the process as necessary to cover the whole side of the house. Resources: In most circumstances, traditional style gutters are the most effective at diverting water as far away from structures as possible, but they also require a downspout in order to redirect that water. In cases where large sections of roof require a gutter and there is no good place for a downspout, a rain dispersal system can be a viable option. Tom installed a white aluminum rain dispersal system, manufactured by Rainhandler ( The system comes with screws, brackets, and extenders if the fascia board is too short. Ask This Old House TV Homeowners have a virtual truckload of questions for us on smaller projects, and we're ready to answer. Ask This Old House solves the steady stream of home improvement problems faced by our viewers—and we make house calls! Ask This Old House features some familiar faces from This Old House, including Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook.   This Old House releases new segments every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.   Keywords: This Old House, How-to, home improvement, DIY, tom silva, gutters, drainage, install, exterior, ask this old house Watch the full episode: Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: G+: Instagram: Tumblr:

Have rain water dripping out from between your facia and gutters?
This can be frustrating, and also creates a dangerous situation on porch steps during freezing weather. Not to mention the potential for rotting out your facia boards!

Learn how to PERMANENTLY fix this problem with a simple sheet metal repair.

In this video I used:

Raytec Hangtite Gutter Brackets: (make sure you get the correct size for your gutter & install every 24 inches along gutter length).

And custom-ordered sheet metal flashing from local metal roof/siding/trim shop.

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