How to Fix a Sagging Gutter

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Fix a sagging gutter by drilling a pilot hole through the gutter and hammering in a gutter spike. Repair a sagging gutter with tips from a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) certified technician in this free video on home repair.

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Hi I'm James with JNC Home Repairs. Today I'm going to show you how to fix a sagging gutter. Most common problem on a sagging gutter, this is just a small section of a gutter but say if you are looking at your house and you are looking at a 40 foot stretch of gutters and you notice right in the middle somewhere that it is starting to sag or it looks bent or something what has happened is this is a common, this is what attached your gutter to your house. The basic principle for this is what happens is this is what is nailed into your house. This is called a gutter spike. All this thing does is it fits through this hole here and actually goes through this little tube here and it is actually inside your house just like that. It hammers in. So what you need to do is if you have got a section of gutter that is sagging what you need to do is you need to get right in the middle, right in the bend, look at the bow look at where it is and just get right dead center of it and the first thing you want to do is you want to take a drill and you want to drill a pilot hole through the gutter just like so. You want to drill a hole through the hole so you can actually get the spike through it because if you just try to nail the spike through the gutter itself without drilling the hole you are going to bend the gutter. You are going to fold and it is going to collapse. There is no way you can do that. So what you need to do is make sure you drill that pilot hole and after you have got that hole drilled then you can take one of your gutter spikes, you take the sleeve and make sure the sleeve is inside the gutter just like so and this spike is actually going to go through the hole, go through the tube. Once you get it to the back edge of the gutter all you do is just hammer it in like a nail. Just pop, pop, pop, pop and it's going to go in and that's going to fix your sagging problem.


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