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This article describes making a repair to a leaky gutter connection or joint using fiberglass or plastic mesh and gutter sealant or butyl caulk to make a durable fix.
This article series discusses how to choose, install, diagnose & maintain roof gutters & downspouts, & roof drainage systems to prevent building leaks and water entry.
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We didn't want to have to remove the entire gutter at this leaky inside miter joint, but leaks had been recurrent, rotting a window sill below. Prior attempts to just glob on roof cement or butyl caulk simply were not durable.
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We used a combination of plastic mesh and butyl caulk spread carefully across the leaky gutter slip joint connector to make a lasting repair. Our second photo (above right) shows the author (DF) inspecting the gutter after rainfall.
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