I promised my neighbor I would post this question for her. She has a birdcage
over her pool and on the side where it joins the house, is a gutter that also
supports the birdcage. She stressed that it was not a "standard" gutter
because of it also supporting the birdcage. Anyway, the problem is this: the
installer needed an extra long piece across the side of the house and so he
joined two separate pieces - butting them together. Now there is a leak there.
She called someone who installs gutters and he came out and said she would
need to take down the entire birdcage to fix the problem. She sure doesn't
want to do that.
I may be wrong, but I just think there should be a way for her to patch it
where the joint is. She said she had a leak in her gutter in her NY home and
she put some kind of wire mesh over it and glued it on and it solved the
problem. she tried that with this one and it didn't work.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. There is a long awning under the gutter
and it has discolored it - she wants to replace it but not before she fixes the