How to Repair a Downspout Video
Does your aluminum gutter or downspout leak? Or do you need to remove them temporarily while painting your house? All you need is a drill with a 1/8 inch drill bit. Most of these aluminum downspouts are held together with a pop rivet. Center the drill bit in the hole in the pop rivet and drill it out. Once the pop rivet has been removed, the downspout can be disassembled.
When it is time to reinstall it, you will need a pop rivet gun and some aluminum rivets. Get the colored pop rivets that match your work and they will blend right in. The holes are already drilled in the downspout and the house. This makes putting them back up very easy.