RIDGE VENTS

Properly installed ridge vents provide air flow through your attic allowing for temperatures to balance between the attic interior and the outside environment.

SOFFIT VENTS

Soffit vents allow the intake of air into your crawlspace or attic through venting in your eaves and overhangs.

ICE and WATER SHIELD

Sometimes called weatherguard or weathershield, ice and water shield is a rubberized material that comes in a roll just like felt paper.

How to patch and replace sections of metal gutter

Finding a leaking gutter doesn't always require immediate replacement of your whole gutter.
If there's a hole in your gutter bottom due to corrosion or puncture, a properly applied patch can temporarily
fix your problem. However, corrosion can often foretell of future problems.

Falling trees and branches
or sliding ice and snow often damages the outside or ogee part (K Style) of your metal gutters. In this case
you will need replace a whole section.



Patching Gutters with flashing and roof cement

  • The damaged area must first be cleaned. Use a wire brush or steel wool. Wash down the loosed particles with water.
  • Make sure the metal patch flashing is the same type of metal as your gutter. This will prevent further corrosion.
  • Bend your flashing to slightly less than 90 degrees to fit flush against the back part of your gutter.
  • Spread a layer of roof cement on the bottom and back of your gutter covering the damaged area.
    Be sure to extend past where the flashing will end on each side. Don't apply too thick as a thick bulky patch makes for
    a loose patch and cement build up can cause damming.
  • Embed your flashing into the roof cement making sure that it's flush against your gutter back and bottom. Smooth any excess cement inside the gutter.

Replacing a section of metal gutter

  • Remove gutter spikes and hangers around the damaged portion. You will need to create enough space between the fascia and gutter to slide in a piece of wood.
    The wood piece will keep you from sawing into the roof.
  • Cut out your damaged section.
  • Clean the ends of your existing gutter with a wire brush or steel wool.
  • Cut a section of gutter at least 4 inches longer than the damaged gutter. This will allow for a 2 inch lap on each side.
  • Use silicone caulk on the inner ends of the replacement gutter piece. Slide the replacement gutter over the existing gutter
    ensuring a 2 inch lap on each side.
  • Using metal screws or pop rivets, attach the pieces together. Don't screw near the bottom of the gutter!!!
    Caulk the point ends inside the gutter.
  • Install the gutter hangers or respike the gutter as needed.
  • Paint any visible flashing to match your gutter.