• Share:
9 Easy Gutter Repairs

Learn easy repairs for gutter leaks, overflowing downspouts, sagging gutters and other common problems in metal and plastic gutter systems.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

Gutter fixes

Gutters can help keep a basement dry, prevent landscaping from washing away and add decades to the life of a foundation. But if they’re not working correctly, they can be a major headache. This article is all about easy DIY gutter repairs for the most common gutter problems. We built a little section of roof with gutters to make it easier to see what’s going on.

Loose Gutters

Water Gets Behind the Gutter

Annoying Drips

No Slip Joint

Water Spills Over Gutter

Downspout in the Way

Leaky gutters

Gutters Overflow

Sidewalk in the way

Back to Top

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Hammer
    • Cordless drill
    • Tape measure
    • Caulk gun
    • 4-in-1 screwdriver
    • Hacksaw
    • Jigsaw
    • Stepladder
    • Pliers
    • Pry bar
    • Safety glasses
    • Utility knife
    • Tin snips

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • Gutter
    • Downspout
    • Drop outlet
    • Elbows
    • Diverter
    • Slip joint
    • Gutter hinges
    • Fascia hanger brackets
    • Flashing
    • Sheet metal screws
    • Exterior screws
    • Nylon rope
    • Seam sealer caulk
    • Rollout spout

Comments from DIY Community Members

No comments on the article have been posted yet. Be the first to add your comment!

You will be required to log in or create an account to post a comment.


Add Your Comment

9 Easy Gutter Repairs

Please add your comment

Log in to My Account

Log in to enjoy membership benefits from The Family Handyman.

  • Forgot your password?
Don’t have an account yet?

Sign up today for FREE and become part of The Family Handyman community of DIYers.

Member benefits:

  • Get a FREE Traditional Bookcase Project Plan
  • Sign up for FREE DIY newsletters
  • Save projects to your project binder
  • Ask and answer questions in our DIY Forums
  • Share comments on DIY Projects and more!
Join Us Today

Report Abuse

Reasons for reporting post

Free OnSite Newsletter

Get timely DIY projects for your home and yard, plus a dream project for your wish list!

Follow Us