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In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner solve a problem with leaky gutters over their patio.
General contractor Tom Silva heads out on another house call. A homeowner’s gutters have been leaking on their patio, and Tom immediately sees the issues: poor sealing, the wrong installation height, and an improper pitch. With help from the homeowner, Tom removes the existing gutters and gets to work.
Time: 2 hours
Cost: Under $50
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Tom repairs a homeowner’s seamless gutters that are pitched over their backyard deck.
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