clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

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.

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 Install Gutters

A step-by-step guide to installing DIY gutters with corrugated downspouts and decorative cast-aluminum brackets.


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 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

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.

Add a Drainage System Under Raised Decks

Keep the area dry for storage or added living space


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


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

Gargoyles for Your Home

Dress up your gutters and gardens with these medieval monsters


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