When painting the exterior of a house should rain gutters be removed to paint behind them?

Questions & AnswersWhen painting the exterior of a house should rain gutters be removed to paint behind them?
Mary Staff asked 2 years ago

I am having my house professionally painted. The painter at first said that he would be taking down the rain gutters and painting behind them and then re-installing them. The boards behind the gutters appear to be in good shape but can you tell with out taking down the gutters? If the gutters are removed would there be a problem with re-installing them in the same screw holes?

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crowderpainting Staff answered 7 years ago

Normally, the rain gutters, which are attached to the fascia boards, are not removed then reinstalled. A common practice is to loosen the downspouts and paint behind them. The only time to remove gutters is to replace the fascia board.

If your rain gutters are removed they should be reinstalled into new screw holes.

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