Silicone Adhesive: Getting the Gaps out of the Gutter

June 4, 2015 by Leave a reply »
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Rain gutter repairs with the help of Super Glue

If this year’s rain has put your gutter well, in the gutter, you may have noticed that frustrating new leak has sprouted up. While gutter cracks can be an annoyance, they can also cause water damage and be detrimental to a home’s foundation. Products like Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant are effective tools for filling in the gutter gaps and putting an end to pesky, problematic dribble.

What’s the Deal with the Seal?

For this type of outdoor repair, Pro Seal’s Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant is an ideal solution due to the fact that it:

  • Is flexible
  • Creates a waterproof seal
  • Withstands extreme temperatures
  • Works well on metal, vinyl, rubber and more

Steps to Fixing the Leak

Once the troublesome leak has been located, the first step to sealing the gutter crack is cleaning and clearing out debris. In actuality, this is probably the hardest part of the repair, not to mention the dirtiest. Note to self: wear shabby clothes or old work uniforms.

Once the cracked area is clean, clear and dry, apply a liberal amount of the silicone sealant. Next, smear in the adhesive with a paint stick or similar tool (avoid direct contact with sealant to prevent irritation).

Finally, allow the sealant time to bond and cure. Full strength is achieved in 24 hours … and that annoying leak has “dripped” its last drop.

Drop By and Share Your Repair

Have you also used Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant for a similar successful fix? Share your story on Super Glue’s Facebook page and tell others all about your sticky solution!


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