A functioning gutter is essential to home maintenance. With the best gutter sealant you can fix broken and leaky gutters easily. Don’t sacrifice the integrity of your home by allowing leaky gutters to wreak havoc on your home, driveway, and yard. Enjoy the seasons, come rain or shine, by keeping your yard safe and secure with the right gutter sealant. Find out more below.
Are you taking your gutters for granted? Well, you’re not alone. Most homeowners don’t appreciate the importance of gutters until it’s too late. To protect your home from rain and snow, gutters need to be maintained. Choosing the right gutter adhesive is the key to keeping your gutters in perfect working order.
Here are a few telltale signs that your gutters are in need of repair:
- water is starting to pool around the foundation of your home
- you see watermarks on the siding, or the paint is peeling under the gutters
- your gutters are starting to crack or split
- the gutters are leaking water when it rains
Snow, water, ice, and even animals can cause severe damage to your gutters. In this case, you’ll want the best gutter sealant to avoid further damage. Follow these steps to ensure you get the job done right.
Getting started: Check the weather forecast and make sure that no rain is expected for at least 24 hours from the time you apply the gutter sealant. Clean out your gutter thoroughly before you begin. Leaves and other debris clog gutters and prevent the sealant from adhering properly.
Safety: If possible, have a friend who will hold the ladder you’re on. Also, the ladder needs to be placed on an even and sturdy surface. Wear gloves to protect your hands from the sealant and any debris in the gutters.
Preparation: Remove any old caulking or adhesive. Then make sure that your gutters are clean and dry before you apply the gutter sealant.
Applying gutter sealant: Cut off the tip of your gutter glue and load it into a caulking gun. Start applying the sealant at the seams and hold the gutter seams together for adhesion. Check to see if any additional sealant is required. Note that it could take up to 24 hours or more for your sealant to properly cure.
Final check: As you complete the job, clean any excess sealant from surrounding areas as well as from your tools and hands, using soap and water. Store remaining gutter caulk as per manufacturer’s instructions.
Damaged gutters can be devastating to your home and wallet; they can cause flooding, roof damage, and even yard problems. Water damage is also likely to have negative effects on your health by causing mold and mildew. An excellent gutter sealant like LePage PL Heavy Duty Sealant provides superior adhesion for your gutters. This adhesive is great for other home DIY projects, as well.
When working solely on your gutters, reach for LePage Gutter Seal. This gutter sealant is great for both your gutters and downspouts and will bend without cracking; so it’ll even withstand storms!