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Gutter Repair St Charles IL
There are just a few steps to follow in order to maintain gutters. First, climb a ladder and clean the goop out of the gutters. The decomposed leaves make great mulch or compost. Pay particular attention to the downspout. If leaves and debris are clogging it, water won't drain properly, and along with mildew and mud you'll end up with sagging gutters.
Check all the spikes that are supposed to go through the gutter, through the fascia board and into the rafter behind it. At most homes, these spikes miss the rafters entirely, usually because the spike has just worked its way out of the hole over the years. It's a good idea to invest in new gutter spikes so the gutters are securely fastened once again.
Another thing you want to look at are the sources of any leaks, including holes in the gutters and cracked caulking in the seams. Use an old chisel to scrape the old caulking out and dry the area thoroughly. Then use new bead silicon sealing to keep water from getting down behind the gutters and rotting the boards.
During this inspection, check out the rivets on the downspout. Frequently they'll be loose or will have dropped out completely, all that is needed is a rivet gun to secure them anew.Being a family-owned and operated business, we’re able to offer you that personal touch you’ve been looking for. Our goal is to make all of our customers happy. 

At St Charles Siding Repair, we really care about the products we sell, and we’d like to share our most important services and products with you. 

(SIDING REPAIR-GUTTER REPAIR-ROOF REPAIR-SOFFIT REPAIR.) 

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St Charles Siding Repair ® 225 PRAIRE ST ST CHARLES IL 60174
 Call us: 630-687-9613
Siding Repair St Charles IL
Siding Repair St Charles IL
 Call us: 630-687-9613
 Call us: 630-687-9613
STEP 1

Remove Rotted Siding
First, remove any rotted clapboards, making sure to only remove the layers—or courses

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STEP 2

Remove Vertical Caulk Joints
Use a utility knife to score any vertical caulk joints that exist between the end boards and siding. This will help limit the amount of paint touch ups you'll need to make to the end boards.

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STEP 3
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Section Damage Clapboard
In cases where only a portion of a clapboard is damaged, use a speed square to mark a new joint (Image 1) and cut off the damaged portion with a circular saw (Image 2).

In this case, removal of the damaged boards revealed a section of the sill, beneath the clapboards, that had been damaged by termites (Image 3).

The termite-damaged area will have to be cut out entirely and replaced with a new section of wood. A custom-cut piece is made by joining together two pieces of pressure-treated lumber to achieve the proper dimension. The treated lumber is resistant to insect infestation. 

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Remove Termite Damage
To restore the termite-damaged area, use a reciprocating saw to score the outline of the wood that needs to be removed (Image 1). Then, follow that outline with a circular saw and make vertical cuts with the reciprocating saw (Image 2). Finally, use a wood chisel and mallet to chisel out the damaged wood that remains. 

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STEP 5
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Patch Siding Damage
With the length and width of the removed sill, cut two pieces of treated lumber that can be nailed together to achieve the thickness you need.

Place the replacement sill into the hole (Images 1 and 2), fitting it in tightly with a sledgehammer.

Nail it into the surrounding sill and to further solidify the patch, drill holes around the perimeter and fill each hole with epoxy (Image 3). This will help strengthen the delicate wood that surrounds the repair. 

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STEP 6
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Add New Siding
We used cedar siding to replace the rotted clapboards. First, to help avoid any future insect damage, back prime the cedar with oil based primer (Image 1).

Before the siding can go up, 1x4 starter strips of treated lumber should be nailed to the sill where the lower most course of siding will go up (Image 2).

Cut the cedar siding to the lengths needed using a miter saw and then nail it to the starter strips. Measure the depth to make sure it is consistent with the existing courses above. 

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STEP 7
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Paint and Prime the Siding
After the first course of siding is up (Image 1), you can start adding the rest, slipping them under the courses above and nailing in place (Image 2).

Caulk the end joint and prime the front of each clapboard (Image 3).

Allow the primer to dry and you're ready for the final coat of paint. 
St Charles Siding Repair ® 225 PRAIRE ST ST CHARLES IL 60174
 Call us: 630-687-9613