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3 DIY Home Repairs Every New Homeowner Should Know

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Paula Falcon

Paula Falcon

Associate Editor, The Flex Seal Family of Products

Are you a new homeowner looking for some DIY home repair and maintenance tips? Find out how Flex Seal can help with common DIY home repairs.

Whether you’re a home repair rookie or a seasoned do-it-yourselfer, finding the right products can make all the difference when it comes to DIY home repairs and maintenance.

The path to homeownership for a first-time buyer can be a long and arduous one, requiring patience, determination, and maybe even a bit of luck along the way. Although buying a home can have its challenges, it is also a gratifying experience full of exciting milestones worthy of celebrating!

However, new homeownership also comes with new responsibilities, such as maintaining and repairing your property. For some, just the thought of repairs can feel intimidating and overwhelming, but luckily, The Flex Seal Family of Products can help make things a little easier. Millions of people worldwide have trusted these super-strong, waterproof sealants and adhesives to complete all kinds of household repairs, saving both time and money in the process. Why? Because it works.

While specific projects may require the expertise of professionals, many types of repairs are perfect for the do-it-yourselfer. Ready to learn more? Here are 3 easy DIY home repairs that are commonly done using Flex Seal products by homeowners all over the world.

1. Seal Your Gutters


Leaky gutters are a common problem for many homeowners and can cause a host of issues, such as water pooling, mosquito infestations, mold, and even foundation damage.

Flex Seal is the perfect solution to help stop gutter leaks in their tracks. Known as the “Handyman in a Can,” this waterproof, liquid rubber sealant seeps into hard-to-reach places to coat, seal, and protect your gutters.

How to Use Flex Seal to Seal Gutters

You should first thoroughly clean and dry your gutters and then look for any obvious signs of damage, cracks, or holes. It’s also good to check the joints between each gutter section, as leaks commonly form in these areas.

After identifying problem spots, use painter’s tape to mark off the edges around your gutters to avoid spraying any unwanted areas.

Then, apply Flex Seal using a sweeping motion to create a watertight, rubberized coating that works wonders at keeping those pesky gutter leaks at bay.

2. Caulk Your Bathroom


Bathroom caulking is essential for keeping mold and mildew away, sealing grout lines, preventing water damage, and more. Not to mention, it also gives your bathroom a clean and finished look.

Flex Shot can be used to caulk around bathtubs, sinks, toilets, windowsills, and more to help create a watertight seal.

How to Use Flex Shot to Caulk

This product can make bathroom caulking a breeze as you don’t even need a caulking gun; just cut the nozzle tip and begin applying the product straight out of the can.

To get started, remove any old caulk, clean and dry the area, then apply Flex Shot.

After application, you can use a paper towel or gloved finger to smooth out the product as desired, and voila, a beautifully caulked bathroom!

3. Patch Roof Damage


Winter winds, heavy snow, and storm debris can pummel your home’s roof, causing unexpected damage. If rainwater gets in through a roof hole, it can saturate your ceilings and walls, potentially leading to mold formation, foundation issues, and more. That’s why it is vital to patch any roof holes as soon as possible.

Flex Tape can be used to make emergency repairs quickly and it’s a great temporary fix to help protect your home from costly water damage. Every homeowner should have it on hand. Because it works.

How to Use Flex Tape to Patch Holes

This thick, waterproof tape has a powerful adhesive that bonds instantly to the surface and gets stronger with time and pressure. Just cut your desired size. Make sure to leave ample space on either side of the hole for complete coverage. Then, smooth the tape over the area, pressing down firmly to remove any air pockets.

Best of all, Flex Tape can be applied to wet surfaces and conforms to most shapes or objects, making it perfect for emergency roof repairs.

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