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  • GUTTER REPAIR, LEAKY JOINT - CONTENTS: How to repair a leaky gutter. \Using mesh tape and butyl caulk to repair leaky gutter seams or joints. When should we replace dented or bent roof gutters? Choices of patches or sealants to fix a hole in a gutter
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Leaky gutter joint repair:

This article describes making a repair to a leaky gutter connection or joint using fiberglass or plastic mesh and gutter sealant or butyl caulk to make a durable fix.

This article series discusses how to choose, install, diagnose & maintain roof gutters & downspouts, & roof drainage systems to prevent building leaks and water entry.

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Repairs to a Leaky Aluminum Gutter Joint

We didn't want to have to remove the entire gutter at this leaky inside miter joint, but leaks had been recurrent, rotting a window sill below. Prior attempts to just glob on roof cement or butyl caulk simply were not durable.

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We used a combination of plastic mesh and butyl caulk spread carefully across the leaky gutter slip joint connector to make a lasting repair. Our second photo (above right) shows the author (DF) inspecting the gutter after rainfall.

 

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