Gutters catch water runoff from your roof and channel it away from the foundation. It’s a simple, clean process. But when gutters are not functioning, they allow water to pour off the side and pool up around the home. This is more than just an annoyance; this can create hydrostatic pressure in the soil, damaging your foundation.
But because gutters are simple, repairs are simple too. Keep in mind that you might not need all the tools and supplies listed here. Read through the varying issues you might need to repair before gathering your tools and supplies to begin work.
When working on gutters, you will likely be on a ladder, sometimes a rather tall one. Take care to keep the ladder stable while you work. It’s always a good idea to have a partner helping you with a gutter project. While it can be an easy do-it-yourself job to handle gutters on the lower level of your home, if you have gutters on a second floor or higher, it’s best to call a professional to handle the work.
Source: The Spruce