Your guttering is one of the most important parts of your home, and often the one that is most commonly overlooked until it is too late and the damage has been done. Your guttering protects you home from water damage over time and during heavy rainfall by directing unwanted water to the correct areas.
Your guttering must be properly installed and maintained as otherwise overtime it can become weak and can fall apart from wear and tear. It can also be a trap for debris, particularly leaves and twigs from overhanging trees, none of which do your guttering any good as they prevent the flow of water, which can result in flooding, and can become a fire hazard in hotter weather. Your guttering therefore has to be in tip top shape no matter what time of the year.
Even though you now understand gutter maintenance is important, you must make the time to do it. In general, cleaning out and maintaining your guttering can take a whole day if not a whole weekend and it is best done in good weather. The process itself is quite simple; the time is taken up in making sure you are thorough. All you need to do is take out the debris, clean out the gutters, check for leaks, and patch these leaks up.
You might want to consider hiring a professional if you have more than a single storey house, or if your gutter has not been cleaned out in a while. Also, if the cracks , holes or damages you do find are bigger than 10 centimeters then we recommend calling an experienced roofing consultant like Strong Life Gutters and Roofing, who can inspect the damages and from experience tell you what you need to do to fix them, or let you know if your gutters need to be replaced.
If you decide to go ahead on your own make sure you are using the correct sealants, if you don’t you can risk damaging your gutter which could lead to flood damage to your home. Make sure you note all the risks before you begin, wear protective clothing, especially gloves and eyewear, and make sure your ladders are always secure or even better, there is someone else there to hold the ladder and spot you.
For more information, talk to professionals in your area, and make sure that you are aware of all the places you need to go to if anything happens to you. For Melbourne Metropolitan, and Regional Victoria enquiries contact Strong Life Gutters and Roofing solutions today.