How to Repair a Leak in a Gutter

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Gutter leaks at seams are a common occurrence.  A gutter patch at the seam will stop a troublesome leak. Leaks in gutter can cause serious problems to the home by allowing water to get behind:

  • Siding
  • Drywall
  • Eaves

Here’s what you’ll need to patch your gutter:

  • Scissors
  • Henrys 208
  • 6 inch non adhesive mesh tape.
  • A flexible putty knife 2 inches thick

Step 1.

Clean All Debris out from the area being patched.

Step 2.

Using a rag, completely dry the area around the leak.

Step 3.

Apply Henrys 208, 6 inches past the leak on each side.

Step 4.

Use your scissors to cut the mesh tape so it fits in the gutter.

Step 5.

Gently press the mesh tape into the Henrys 208.

Step 6.

Using your flexible 2 inch putty knife, apply Henrys 208 to the mesh tape, completely covering it.

You have now repaired the leak at your gutter seams. This method is a long-lasting, quick way to patch leaky gutters. The asphalt covers the leak and the mesh tape stops the asphalt from splitting in hot or cold weather. Although this was not our invention, we have used it with great success, and we hope it works for you too!

Seattle Gutter Cleaning

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Seattle Gutter Cleaning

Seattle gutter cleaning is a job that needs done at a minimum of one time per year. Homes that have trees that overhang them, should consider performing the chore, twice a year. Here are some serious reasons why a homeowner should consider cleaning their gutters:

  • Fascia Boards will rot if water overflows the gutters.
  • Water intrusion usually happens from problems starting at the gutter line.
  • Water intrusion can start with a pinpoint leak and make its way from the roof to the landscape.

For the amount of problems not having your gutters cleaned cause, the price of the service is very inexpensive. Costhelper lists the service at under $225 throughout the nation. The price for a Seattle gutter cleaning as listed by us is:

Size of Home*denotes: square feet Stories of Home Price Additional Charges* 2 or more stories
1500 SF 2 $110 +$40
2500 SF 2 $149 +$40
3000 SF 2 $199 +$40

Many homeowners don’t realize how important the chore is and postpone it. Damages can occur rapidly to a home, with overfilled gutters. Areas of the home affected are:

  • Drywall
  • Foundations
  • Siding
  • Landscape

Comparing the price of gutter cleaning to having any of the above repaired, we take a look at some cost comparisons provided by different sources:

Material Source URL Location Price
Drywall Homewyse link Low:                                   $71.50High:                                   $95.22
Foundation Concretenetwork link Low:                                      $250High:                                 $30,000
Siding Costowl link Low:                                      $300High:                                    $1000
Landscape EPA link Low:                                    $3001High:                                    $3249

* These are estimates. Prices may vary by length, damage, place and any number of variables.

Having any of the above repaired will be much more costly than the cost of a Seattle gutter cleaning. If you are outside of our area of service, the links below will give you a good idea of what other companies charge throughout the nation.

http://www.costowl.com/home-improvement/gutter-cleaning-cost.html

http://home.costhelper.com/gutter-cleaning.html

http://www.ehow.com/facts_7163833_average-gutter-cleaning-cost.html

We provide gutter cleaning services to the following areas:

Snohomish County:

Arlington, Bothell, Brier, Darrington, Edmonds, Everett, Gold Bar, Granite Falls, Index, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Mulkilteo, Snohomish, Stanwood, Sultan, Woodway

King County:

Algona, Auburn, Beaux Arts Village, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Bothell, Burien, Carnation, Clyde Hill, Covington, Des Moines, Duvall, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Maple Valley, Medina, Mercer Island, Milton, Newcastle,Normandy Park, North Bend, Pacific, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Seatac, Seattle, Shoreline, Skykomish, Tukwila, Woodinville, Yarrow Point

Gutter Cleaning Cost in Seattle

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Gutter Cleaning is Essential to a Home’s Health


Having your gutters cleaned by Seattle roof cleaners is an inexpensive task. The benefits are many:

  • Safety trained professionals.
  • Working off ladders is dangerous.
  • The task is relatively inexpensive.
  • Your home depends on a bi-yearly gutter cleaning.

Protect your home and yourself by letting trained professionals take care of a  job that is very dangerous when the right equipment and safety gear is not used.

Most homes gutters can be cleaned for under $170 dollars. For the amount of work and the time it takes to get to and from the residences’ location the price is more than fair! Not to mention the safety issues and liability that a gutter cleaner in Seattle must have.

Don’t let another day go by. Those overflowing gutters are serious safety issues and can wreak havoc to the general structural integrity of your entire home. Heres a short list of problems that can happen when you don’t clean your gutters:

  • Rotted fascia boards.
  • Damaged foundations from overflowing gutters leaking into walls.
  • Drywall repairs.
  • Insect intrusions, bugs love moisture.
  • Damaged driveways and walkways. From Gutters? YES! misdirected rain water can flow anywhere!
  • Landscape Erosion. Clogged gutters will direct water where it’s not supposed to go!

In summary, we aren’t trying to paint a horror show. These problems and many more are avoided for the cost of your Starbucks coffee bill. It may not seem like a big deal but those gutters were originally placed on your home to do a job:

Reflect rainwater away from your home.

When they aren’t allowed to work as designed serious structural issues begin happening.

Roof Cleaning Cost Seattle

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Average Prices for Roof Cleaning 

Over 10,000 roofs in Western Washington are replaced per year due to neglect. The majority of these roofs are replaced at 40-50% of their life expectancy,according to roofcleaners.org. It’s quite common to see 20 year roofs replaced and needing repairs at 5 years in the Seattle area. All these issues can  be avoided with maintenance.

Roof Cleaning

When you purchased your roof you were given a warranty. In order for it to be valid, your roofing needs maintenance. The American Roofing Manufacturers’ Association gives a step by step guideline on what maintenance is and how it should and should not be done.

ARMA lists [2] cleaning methods that void a warranty for most roofing manufacturers. They cite granule loss as the primary reason these methods should be avoided. These methods are:

  • Power washing  any asphalt shingle roof
  • Using any form of rough agitation when removing moss.

ARMA recommends chemical treatment as their approved method for cleaning asphalt shingle roofing. They have gone as far as to list the chemical blend and ingredients to use. Seattle Roof Cleaners follows the method and instructions for roof cleaning provided by ARMA to the letter.

Roof Cleaning Cost in Seattle

The following are reflective prices for roof cleaning. These are not exact estimates but are very close to what companies nationwide charge for composition roof cleaning. These prices were found by using costhelper,homewyse and localprice.com

Square Footage of Home Number of Stories Pitch of the Roof Total Cost
1500-2200 1 Flat $260-300
2 Medium $300-350
3 Steep $400-420
Square Footage of Home Number of Stories Pitch of the Roof Total Cost
2200-3500 1 Flat $300-340
2 Medium $340-400
3 Steep $420-500

Here are some previous posts on the cost for other services:

Benefits of Hiring Seattle Roof Care

We are licensed and insured and have cleaned more roofs with the soft wash method than any company in the Seattle-Tacoma area. You will also experience the following additional benefits when hiring us:

  • Professionally trained staff.
  • A one year no moss warranty.
  • A 100% track record in reinstating Homeowners Insurance when cancelled.
  • Keeping your warranty intact by following ARMA guidelines for cleaning.
  • A close working relationship with most insurance providers in the state.

Your homes protection starts from the top down. Maintaining your roof and gutters is a basic requirement as a homeowner.  The average cost to replace a roof is $12,000. The average cost to clean it is 3% of the cost of replacement.  If you have further questions contact me at 425-501-3745. I look forward to answering any questions about roof maintenance you may have and helping you keep your home healthy for years to come.

We provide roof cleaning to the following areas in King County:

Algona, Auburn, Beaux Arts Village, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Bothell, Burien, Carnation, Clyde Hill, Covington, Des Moines, Duvall, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Maple Valley, Medina, Mercer Island, Milton, Newcastle,Normandy Park, North Bend, Pacific, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Seatac, Seattle, Shoreline, Skykomish, Tukwila, Woodinville, Yarrow Point

Gutter Cleaning Seattle

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Roof and Gutter Cleaning in Seattle

Gutter cleaning in Seattle is necessary when you have your roof cleaned. Make sure to ask your contractor if your roof cleaning includes cleaning your gutters. Removing roof mold by hand with a brush causes the moss to flow down your gutters. Anything over 2 inches in diameter will clog your gutters. A professional contractor knows this, and makes sure your gutters are cleaned right after removing roof mold.

Damages to Home Caused by Overflowed Gutters

Clogged gutters create an immense amount of problems such as:

  • Damage to fascia.
  • Water intrusion behind siding.
  • Water overflowing roof line and causing roof shingle damage.

The picture above was snapped on a gutter cleaning service in Seattle. The gutters had been ripped off the fascia board, by the amount of debris which was in them. The work required to reinstall and replace the gutters was what a cleaning would cost over the course of 3 years. <our price list for gutter cleaning can be found here>

A simple gutter cleaning in Seattle eliminates a majority of these problems. Call us for your free estimate and we will check that one dangerous task off your to-do list.

We offer gutter cleaning in the cities of:

Redmond, Washington

Bellevue, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Issaquah, Washington

Everett, Washington

Kirkland, Washington

Lynnwood, Washington