How To: Install Gutter Flashing

Install gutter flashing to improve the performance, and prolong the life, of your old wooden gutters.

By Bob Vila | Updated Feb 7, 2018 1:12 PM

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Here’s a tip on how to increase the life of old wooden gutters. The first step is to lay a new rubber liner along the inside of the gutter. Adding copper flashing along the edge seals the liner, adds extra durability, and allows water to run off easily. Finally, add a second strip of rubber on top of the flashing for extra protection.

For more on gutters and drainage, consider:

French Drains 101
5 Things to Do with… Gutters
Quick Tip: Cleaning Your Gutters