How to Repair a Leak in a Gutter


Gutter leaks at seams are a common occurrence.  A gutter patch at the seam will stop a troublesome leak. This post details a cheap, easy and fast method to repair those pesky leaks! Leaks in gutter can cause serious problems check out this post to see just how much a leaky and filled gutter can cost you! 

Here’s what you’ll need to patch your gutter:

  • Scissors
  • Henrys 208
  • 6 inch non adhesive mesh tape.
  • A flexible putty knife 2 inches thick

Step #1


Clean All Debris out from the area being patched.

Step #2


Using a rag, completely dry the area around the leak.

Step #3


Apply Henrys 208, 6 inches past the leak on each side.

Step #4


Use your scissors to cut the mesh tape so it fits in the gutter.

Step #5


Gently press the mesh tape into the Henrys 208.

Step #6


Using your flexible 2 inch putty knife, apply Henrys 208 to the mesh tape, completely covering it.

You have now repaired the leak at your gutter seams. This method is a long-lasting, quick way to patch leaky gutters. The asphalt covers the leak and the mesh tape stops the asphalt from splitting in hot or cold weather. Although this was not our invention, we have used it with great success, and we hope it works for you too!

5 thoughts on “How to Repair a Leak in a Gutter

  1. Liquid EPDM

    I like your post and i tell you that good gutter system installed on your house correctly for starters. Then if leaks do start to happen make sure to use a actual gutter sealer caulk to seal the leaks.

  2. angelsmith

    As we know gutters are the major part of our building’s so, we need to take care of this. Especially when leakage problem occurs in the gutter. It can cause serious problems in your home. For solving this problem you need to hire a company, which is specialist in this field such as Because it’s very important that you find a reputable company, who are working on different type of gutter problems.

    1. exterior cleaning dude. Post author

      Thanks Eric this method has worked for me going on 4 years now. I havent had 1 leak since I applied this method to a couple seams that started leaking!

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