Add inexpensive gutters hangers to lift and straighten sagging and bulging gutters. You'll restore good drainage too.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:July / August 1999
Hook the gutter hanger under the front
edge of the gutter and over the back
edge. Then drive the hex head screw
through the wood trim behind the gutter.
The hangers will be stronger if you screw
them into a rafter. Look for nailheads,
which indicate rafter locations. Add new
gutter hangers about every 3 ft. along the
entire length of the gutters if the old ones
have let go.
This style fits one common type of gutter and mounts from the top.
If your metal gutters have developed
a middle-age bulge, get ’em back in
shape with these easy-to-install gutter
hangers. (Make sure the problem isn’t
caused by rotted wood.) They’re available
at home centers. For help
finding them in your area, contact Amerimax
Home Products at
Another style of gutter hanger slides
under the shingles and is nailed to the roof
boards. If you use this type, be sure
the shingles are flexible enough to
be lifted without breaking.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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