Frequently Asked Questions about Guttering
1. How can I tell whether my gutters need to be replaced or not?
The majority of gutters do need to be repaired or replaced at some point in order to ensure the integrity of your drainage system. Take note if you see any splits or cracks in your gutter, since even very small cracks may turn into much larger ones very quickly, which can result in your gutters being damaged by water.
If there are any orange flecks due to rust or there is any paint that is peeling around your gutter, that may mean the water isn’t being removed by your gutter and there could be other damage taking place. If you see any mildew or pools of water around your gutter, the system might have a clog in it. If it isn’t treated right away, water may cause significant damage to your home’s foundation.
Finally, if your gutters are pulling away from your house or sagging, that means they are filled with water and the weight of it is pulling them down. Usually that is due to a blockage from debris or improperly installed downpipes.
2. What are some of the major warning signs I need to look out for?
You will begin to notice the following signs if your gutter is actually damaged:
- Your gutter is starting to sag across the roof.
- Rust is starting to develop in your steel gutters.
- Water is overflowing from your gutter.
- There are water stains along your gutter.
- There are leaks from holes in the gutter or in corners.
3. What benefits will I receive from getting a replacement?
If water, leaves and debris are causing major damage and rusting, the best thing to do is have them replaced. If you replace old iron gutters with a kind of rust proof option such as an aluminum, it will make it a lot easier to clean later. When you have the right system, it will channel water effectively away from your house. This is very important to help prevent extensive damage to your house.
It is especially important when you consider the potential damage that water seepage onto your roof can cause. They can also be more aesthetically pleasing and durable for your home’s exterior.
4. How much does it cost to have a replacement?
The replacement cost varies a lot depending on how large your house is, how many floors there are, type of guttering installed, downpipes that are required, etc. The only way of getting an accurate amount is contacting us to come out to measure and provide you with a quote. We are very happy to provide you with obligation free quotes and measures all over Perth and in the surrounding suburbs.
5. Is it necessary for me to home while work is being done?
It is ideal for you to be on site while the project is being done so that we will be able to ask you any questions that are necessary about your house in general, the history of your gutters and the specific problem you are having.
Some of your things might need to be moved around so that we can access certain areas, like an outdoor washing, prams or vehicle, so that they don’t get soil when we are attempting to access rear yards. However, it isn’t absolutely necessary for you to be home while we are working on your roof. We can make all of the necessary arrangements quite easily prior to performing the project. Together we can work out the best time for completing the job so your daily schedule is not interfered with.
6. What are some of the best ways to prevent damage?
In order to prevent significant damage, you should clean your gutter out once a year at minimum. However, if there are a lot of trees on your property, you should consider having a full cleaning out a few times a year – ideally using a professional.
We thoroughly cleanse your gutters and provide you with advise on the most effective gutter solutions so that your property is kept protected potential damage in the future. Our qualified tradesmen will offer you competitive quotes and advise on the best gutter solution for your specific property.
Contact us today if you have any questions – we are only a phone call away from your answer. We can be contacts on (08) 9468 8039.