Roof gutters are designed to collect rainwater from roofing systems and divert water away from the building to prevent water damage to the building structure. When roof gutters fail, water can interact with the building structure and causing staining, rot, mold, and leaks into the building interior. The point of failure (“the leak”) is nearly always at the point of the seaming the gutter. To prevent this from happening, it is important to understand how gutters are constructed, areas that can fail, and best practices to repair them.
To maximize the performance of any sealant tape, the surface to which the tape is applied must be clean and prepared properly. A properly prepared surface will allow the tape to achieve its greatest bond. The better the bond, the lower the chance that the tape will peel, dis-bond or separate from the surface at some point in the future.