Add a splash guard at the bottom of roof valleys to prevent gutter overflows during heavy rain storms. It's only takes 20 minutes.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:July / August 1999
Drill 1/8-in. holes
through both the
splash guard and the
Press the head of a 1/8-in. rivet into
Place the Pop rivet tool over
the shaft of the rivet and squeeze the
handle once or twice to compress the
rivet and break off the stem.
If rainwater cascading down your roof valley causes a waterfall
that washes out the petunias every
time it storms, do this simple fix. It
costs only a few dollars and takes
about 20 minutes to complete. You
can find these precut splash guards
(about $3) in both brown and white aluminum
at a home center, but you
could easily make your own out of
aluminum or sheet metal and spray
paint them to match your gutters. If
you don’t own a Pop riveter, attach
the guards with 1/2-in. sheet metal
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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