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Old 07-11-2015, 09:39 AM   #1
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I'm sure this topic has been discussed before......but, here goes. As a painter, I come across older style gutters all the time, you know, the kind with joints. I like to repair leaky ones because that leaking water tends to find its way into the wood of soffit and fascia causing peeling paint and rotten wood. In the past, I have repaired them with black roofing cement and fiberglas tape, and, I must say, the joints hold for up to 5 years.

My question is, does anyone know of a repair product that might be better? And, less messy? This is just one of those "extras" I like to give my customers to produce a better overall paint job on their homes.
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If it was one installed that badly I would not waste my time.
I ware disposable latex gloves and use Quad inside the gutter.
The glove is so I do not have it all over my hand when spreading it out.
I also spread it out with a disposable plastic putty knife to keep the hump to a minimum.
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I ware disposable latex gloves and use Quad inside the gutter.

This stuff?

http://www.lowes.com/pd_256430-69-16...ductId=4330234

I'm inheriting a house with some leaky gutter joints (among other issues) and will be repairing them within the next few months.
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Joe Caption, valid point for sure. I talk folks into getting new whenever I can, but, many of my older customers are on fixed incomes and repairing these leaky seams is their cheapest (not best) option. I actually wouldn't be fixing them but after a nice paint job, I hate seeing water troubles begin to cause peeling paint in a year or so.

P.S. Joe, that pic is just an example not an actual gutter I'm repairing. Most seams I'm fixing these days are just a drip every few minutes or so, just enough to ruin new paint and cause a slippery spot in the winter.
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That's the one.
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You can also use Gutter sealant. Stays flexible and is used at seams and on end caps.
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That's the one.
Good to know, thanks.
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but, many of my older customers are on fixed incomes and repairing these leaky seams is their cheapest (not best) option. .
thats real nice of you to help out these people.
most would not give a crap.
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