How to Repair a Dented Gutter

You walk outside your home after a storm and see a large branch was blown down and is lying next to your house.  You look up and then you see it - a dent in your gutter.  So what do you do now? Gutters can get dents a number of ways: falling debris, hail and ladders being leaned against them.  Do the gutters now have to be repaired or replaced?  Well, that depends.  First evaluate the damage.  Is the dent interfering with the functionality of the gutter?  Is the dent keeping the water from flowing freely?  Is the dent causing debris to build up and clog the gutter?  Is the dent highly visible and ugly thus affecting the aesthetic of your home?  If you answer yes to any of these questions than a repair or replacement is in order. Before starting any repair, be sure to clean out the gutter so that the dent can be evaluated from both the inside and outside of the gutter.  If the dent is small there are two ways to fix it.  The first way is to use a rubber mallet on the inside of…
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