Sagging gutters are more than just an eyesore. They can cause roof damage plus allow water overflow during heavy rain, damaging your siding and foundation… So, it’s a big deal.
Several issues can cause gutter sag — some, such as gutter and downspout clogs, are more easily remedied than others. Sagging gutters can also indicate that they were improperly installed or the wrong size.
We talked to Chris Counahan, president of gutter guard provider LeafFilter, to learn more about sagging gutter repair. “Homeowners should address sagging gutters promptly to prevent water pooling, which can lead to structural damage,” he said. “The top signs you should be looking for are the gutters looking warped, pulling away from the house, draining incorrectly or abnormally, and debris regularly getting trapped in the gutter.”
Assuming you don’t need a full gutter replacement, roof repair or simply need affordable gutter guards, fixing your sagging gutters is a home improvement project within the reach of most experienced DIYers — but it may be more time- and labor-intensive than other projects. Read on to discover tools and materials you need along with step-by-step instructions for repairing sagging gutters safely.