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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 just below shows the author (DF) inspecting the gutter after rainfall.
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