Gutter How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our gutter step-by-step tips & ideas.
Are Gutters Necessary? (2022 Guide)
Wondering if gutters are necessary for your home? Read our detailed guide to determine whether or not you need a gutter system.
Backyard Drainage Solutions
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows Kevin O’Connor a few ways to handle storm water, including French drains, channel drains, and dry wells
How to Divert Water Without Gutters or Downspouts
Everyone knows the importance of diverting water away from a house, but sometimes, a traditional gutter and downspout simply won’t work. Roger Cook evaluates a couple alternatives for moving rainwater effectively.
How to Install an Alternative to Gutters
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs an alternative to a gutter where a traditional one does not work
3 Ways to Keep Gutters Running Free
Take action to keep downspouts running freely before those shade trees start shedding in earnest.
How to Install a Rain Gutter
Here are the steps, tools, and costs you’ll need to add gutters, downspouts, and rain barrels to your house.
How to Repair a Gutter
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to maintain aluminum gutters and downspouts
How to Install Fiberglass Gutters
These factory-molded substitutes look just like traditional wood, but they'll never leak, rot, or need paint
How to Repair a Leaky Gutter
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva has a fast fix for a dripping rain gutter
Gutters: How to Choose, Install and Clean Them
We provide you everything you need to know about how to select and maintain these unsung heroes of roof-water management.
How to Size Gutters and Downspouts
Use this handy guide to make sure your rain collection is up to the task during even the heaviest storm.
How to Install Aluminum Gutters
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to install aluminum gutters.
Fix Now, Save Later
Our experts help you address 9 little trouble spots around your home before they cause big—as in big bucks—damage down the road
How to Install Rainwater Collection
In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to collect valuable rainwater for use in the garden
4 Rain Barrel Options
Old-fashioned rain barrels conserve water while supercharging your lawn and garden
How to Install Gutters
A step-by-step guide to installing DIY gutters with corrugated downspouts and decorative cast-aluminum brackets.