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How to Repair Sagging Gutters


Watch this video to see how to fix sagging and loose gutters by replacing gutter spikes with gutter screws, which provide more holding power. ...More




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How to Repair Sagging Gutters

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Sagging gutters are often the result of gutter spikes pulling loose from the fascia board they’re nailed into. Rather than hammering gutter spikes back in; replace them with gutter screws, which provide additional holding power.

To replace gutter spikes with gutter screws:

  • Remove Gutter Spike: Grasp the head of the spike with locking pliers, then twist and pull the spike out. Be careful not to damage or dent the gutter when pulling out the spike.
  • Insert Gutter Screw: Slide gutter screw into the existing hole in the front of the gutter and through the gutter ferrule.
  • Tighten Gutter Screw: Use a cordless drill to screw the gutter screw through a new hole in the back of the gutter and into the fascia board. Be careful not to damage the gutter by over tightening the screw.

Watch this video to find out more.

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Sagging gutters are unsightly and can lead to leaks. Often the spike that secures them to the fascia board has simply worked loose. The best solution is to replace it with a gutter screw. The screw is inserted through the gutter and ferrule and then driven into the fascia board, deep enough to support the gutter but not too deep to collapse it.