There are some kinda big twisted nails that seem to hold the gutter - or some type of gutter hanging hardware, to the house. recent heavy rains seem to have forced a section of the gutter to come loose form the house. i have done some DIY projects but admit to being ignorant of how gutters are hung or the best way to re-attach the guttering. I fear the wood is now just not in good enough condition to just hammer the nails back in - plus, I can't see a practical way to hammer the nails.
any guides or advice to parts/techniques to put my gutter back?
I was on the ladder today. I don't see how a hammer would clear the front of the gutter but, perhaps, is bent up and clipped in the front afterwards. There's no indication of any bending but...
Also, in about 4 places, there are straps that have been pop riveted on to the brackets, the other end of the straps are under the first coupla layers of shingle with a nail right thru the shingles. The clip/hanger appears to have a key-slot but, these straps dont' use them. maybe someone just jury-rigged it.
i think I will try to use deck screws but, not sure how i will clear the front of the gutter - even if it involve some bending, it will require less that I would need swinging a hammer.
OK, I stacked 2 magnetic screwdiver bit holder/extensions in my B&D cordless drill/driver. I pulled the nails out of the clip/gutter in 5 spots and used #8 3" wallboard-type screws to reattach the gutter. They all squeaked in the last inch or so, so I guess they found some fresh wood to bite into.
The rest of the gutter seems snug up to the house, but if I encounter a similar problem again, I'll know what to try first for a fix.