Gutter Maintenance Tips #2 – Gutter Downspout Rivets

Gutter Downspout Rivets

Gutter Downspout Rivets. Maintenance is an important part of keeping your home’s gutters in tip-top shape protecting your home from water and other damages. During a routine gutter cleaning or inspection, you should also check out the rivets on the downspout. The tend to be loose or drop out completely, leaving room for your downspouts to leak or clog. Easy fix.

Gutter Maintenance Tips #2 - Gutter Downspout Rivets


Re-securing the rivets on your downspouts can be done by using a rivet. Some are connected with screws either way both can become loose after time. You can purchase new rivets or screws. A rivet gun at a local hardware store. It shouldn’t cost more than $20 for all your materials. To learn more about the process you can find lots of videos via YouTube. You basically need to set the pop rivet through each drilled hole, place rivet in pop rivet tool, insert tip of tool into hole, and squeeze handles of tool until rivet pops off. Pop rivets will hold section of downspout in place permanently. It’s an easy fix but if you feel unsure about the DIY route, please do not hesitate to call a professional.


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