Gutters: How to Fix Overflowing Gutters
An add-on splash guard prevent gutter overflows
Add a splash guard at the bottom of roof valleys to prevent gutter overflows during heavy rain storms. It's only takes 20 minutes.
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Install a gutter splash guard
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 gutter 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 screws instead.
Required Tools for this gutter splash guard Project
Have the necessary tools for this DIY gutter splash guard project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Required Materials for this gutter splash guard Project
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here’s a list.