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3 Dos and Donts Of Gutter Cleaning & Maintenance

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:

Gutter Do’s

  1. Clean Out Your Gutters AT LEAST Twice A Year. This is a vital part of keeping your gutters unclogged and in good working condition.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Gutter Don’ts

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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5 Great Benefits Of Roof Coatings

Roof coatings are becoming more and more necessary due to their quick application and standard guarantee awards. A roof directly exposed to the elements experiences continual cyclic thermal movement as the roof material heats up and cools down during the day. Not only does this movement occur between night and day cycles, but also as a result of passing clouds, wind, rain and condensation. Here is a list of 5 great advantages to applying a heat barrier roof coating to your roof:

5 Benefits Of Heat Barrier Roof Coatings

Extended Roof Life

Roof coatings create a resilient barrier between the elements and your roof (be it metal, tiled, concrete, shingles). The right roof coating increases your roof’s waterproof quality guarding your roof from harmful sun rays, prevents UV damage, and reflects heat away from the roof’s surface. This increases the longevity of your roof while lowering roof maintenance expenses. Read more about Waterproofing here.

Reduced Cooling Costs

Lower roof’s surface temperature and decrease your home’s interior temperature by an average of 8 – 12 degrees Celsius! This happens in two distinct ways:

  • A reflective roof coating when applied to roofs help reflect more sunlight from the surface reducing the amount of heat absorbed by the structure, which then translates into reduced energy cost.
  • Quality roof coatings will also reflect damaging ultraviolet and infrared sunlight away from your building (this is called thermal emittance), allowing for cooler roof and building temperatures.

Fade Resistance

Help your roof maintain its colour over time improving the overall look of your roof as it ages. Since the roof coatings are reflective, the colour of the roof is maintained for a longer duration, which makes your roof look more appealing, as per the images below:

Lower Maintenance

Lower thermal expansion of the roof means less movement of fasteners, joins, overlaps and structural elements. The result is extended maintenance intervals and longer life of the roof components.

Can Be Applied On Any Roof Type:
Roof coatings are formulated to adhere to a wide range of roofing types. Metal roofs, asphalt roofs, composite roofs, galvanized metal roofs, wooden roofs, tiled roofs, concrete roofs and others.

For a free inspection from the best Roof Coating Company in Johannesburg, get in touch with us today! Our staff are ready to assist you with all your roof coating needs.