SEAL YOUR GUT­TERS

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Home Maintenance -

Gut­ters take quite a beat­ing over win­ter. Fallen leaves clog them up and, with­out reg­u­lar clean­ing, the de­bris will end up cor­rod­ing your gut­ters and lead­ing to leaks. Thank­fully seal­ing up leak­ing gut­ters is eas­ier than ever.

STEP 1 Clear out any leaves in gut­ter. Wear gloves and make sure your lad­der is sta­ble.

STEP 2 Run a hose in the gut­ters and down­pipes to find any source of leaks. For fine cracks and larger holes alike, use Sel­leys Roof and Gut­ter Spray Seal. On larger holes, start by stick­ing sup­plied ad­he­sive mesh patches over hole.

STEP 3 Spray the sealant over and around the mesh patches. Leave to dry then check for any gaps in the mesh and reap­ply if nec­es­sary.

STEP 4 To pre­vent leaves and twigs get­ting into your down­pipes and block­ing them, in­stall a leaf guard in gut­ter at top of down­pipe.

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