How to Fix Overflowing Gutters
An add-on splash guard prevent gutter overflows.
IntroductionIf 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.
- Drill bit set
- Drill/driver - cordless
Project step-by-step (3)
Drill Rivet Holes for the Gutter Splash Guard
- Drill 1/8-in. holes through the splash guard and the gutter.
- You can find these precut gutter splash guards (about $3) in 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.
Push in the Rivets
- Press the head of a 1/8-in. rivet into each hole.
Fasten the Rivets
- 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 you don’t own a Pop riveter, attach the guards with 1/2-in. sheet metal screws instead.
Originally Published: September 20, 2018