3 Do’s and Don’ts Of Gutter Cleaning & Maintenance
Let’s face it, if your gutters are not doing what they are designed to do, water will enter your home from all angles and become a musty, mouldy, wet mess that no homeowner should have to deal with.
Here we have listed our top Do’s and Don’ts of gutters and gutter maintenance:
- Clean Out Your Gutters AT LEAST Twice A Year. This is a vital part of keeping your gutters unclogged and in good working condition.
- Invest in Properly Installed Down Pipes And Down Spouts. If you only have 1 downpipe for your entire roof area, chances are you will experience overflow and leaks. We recommend installing a downspout at the upper roof’s edge and a downpipe that leads down and away from your foundation. This will ensure adequate waterflow without causing overflow.
- Invest In Seamless Gutters. Seamless gutters are becoming high in demand as they are more durable and have less risk of leaking. DIY plastic gutters become brittle quickly and metal gutters rust in no time if not properly treated.
- Don’t skip out of gutters. If you do not have gutters installed already then stop reading this article now and call us immediately! Your home or office is defensless against leaks, damp, paint damage among other damaging effects if there is nothing to direct waterflow. Read more about Heat Resistant Paint here.
- Don’t do it alone. This is not a DIY system and should be put in the hands of professional an capable gutter installers, like ourselves. There are various factors that need to be taken into consideration when installing gutters.
- Don’t Neglect The Gutter Maintenance And Cleaning. Just like anything in your home, gutters need to be inspected, maintained and cleaned in order to do what they are designed to do. If you noticed your gutter is loose, blocked, rusting or you should want a general inspection, please give us a call to arrange a no obligation inspection and quote.
We are your one stop gutter professionals. Do not leave your gutter needs in the hands of someone who is not a specialist as a small fault can lead to detrimental damage and cost.