These step-by-step instructions show how to reattach roof gutters, loosen and adjust their pitch, and seal roof flashing.
Materials and Tools:
1. To adjust the slope of the gutter, wearing gloves, pop out the gutter pegs on the side and around the corners. Loosen the drip edge with a screwdriver. Use a hammer and crowbar to loosen the gutter.
Drop the gutter to the desired angle sloping it toward the downspout.
2. With the gutter realigned, replace the gutter pegs; use a block of wood to avoid damaging the soft gutter metal.
Seal any gaps created by realigning the gutter with silicone caulk.
Test the slope by running water down the gutter; the water should flow downhill to the downspout.
If necessary, use stain-resistant primer and paint to hide old stains.