How to Repair a Leak in a Gutter


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!

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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