Ever thought of your gutters lately?
Yeah, that’s what we thought.
Your metal roofing, as one of the most important parts of your house, gets a lot of attention paid towards whether it’s holding up and well-maintained. Unfortunately, your gutters rarely get the same attention.
After all, gutters serve to protect your house, keeping water away from your home’s foundation and ensuring that stormwater drains properly.
Good gutter maintenance ensures that they’re able to continue performing this vital role.
Fail to do so, and your guttering system might run into a range of different guttering problems, some of the most common being…
Common gutter problems
Clogging is one of the most common gutter problems that you’ll have to deal with. Fortunately, it’s also the easiest one to fix on your own!
Due to the nature of their role, gutters often end up collecting leaves, plants, insects, and other debris. Over time, this can lead to clogged gutters, where stormwater cannot flow.
And that in turn means that they won’t be able to do their job!
This is why it’s so important to clean out your gutters on a regular basis – ideally, you’ll clean them out twice a year, once in early autumn and once in early spring.
Drip… drip… drip… if your gutter is leaking, take that as a sign that you need to get in touch with a roof plumber for gutter repairs, ASAP!
Over the years, your gutters are exposed to a lot of wear-and-tear. While the gutter material itself is tough and long-lived, it isn’t uncommon to experience other problems like:
- Fasteners coming loose
- Screws falling out
- The seams falling apart
While in some cases it might be possible to fix this by patching them up using a gutter sealant, in other cases, the best thing to do is to call a roof plumbing expert to upgrade your gutters.
When screws, supports and fasteners come loose, your gutters won’t just leak – in many cases, they can also start sagging and dipping.
And once that starts happening, collapse isn’t far off!
In cases like this, the best course of action is to get in touch with a roof plumber as soon as you can. Depending on how bad the sagging is, we’ll either secure your gutter or if need be, replace it altogether.
Improperly pitched gutters
It might not sound like a big problem, but trust us, it is!
The point of gutters is to channel rainwater to your stormwater drain. To do that, your gutter needs to have a subtle pitch built into it – how else is water supposed to flow?
If the pitch angle is too flat, water might get stuck in your gutters instead of flowing. Not only does that lead to stagnant water (and all the issues that come with that), but it also puts pressure on your gutters and increases the chances of sagging and other problems.
Melbourne has a bit of a history of wild weather – and often, that can result in damage to your roof, including your gutter.
Loose gutters due to severe storm damage and unpredictable weather can pose a risk to your family. While they might be holding up now, who’s to say they won’t come tumbling down after a strong gust of wind?
Don’t risk if – if your gutters are looking a little shaky following a storm, call one of our roof plumbing experts. We’ll check it out for you!
Inadequate guttering system
There are some things about a property you only learn upon moving into your new space, such as an inadequate plumbing system.
In some cases, you may have an inadequate roof plumbing system as well.
Gutters that are too narrow or shallow come with a range of problems:
- They can’t deal with the amount of stormwater that hits your roof
- They’re more likely to get clogged
- They mean rainwater not draining properly
And that in turn leads to a whole host of problems like damage to your foundations, walls, flooring and windows, as well as flooding and a roof that creates waterfalls every time it rains.
In these cases, the only thing to do is to get a roof plumber in Melbourne to replace them with deeper ones.
Poorly installed gutters
And finally, your gutters might just be badly installed!
If you’re about to move in, we suggest calling a metal roofing specialist to take a look at your roof to evaluate its condition, including the condition of your guttering system.
In addition to checking the gutters themselves, we’ll also take a look at the workmanship, and tell you whether or not you need to get them replaced altogether.
Luckily for you, you can be confident that our workmanship won’t be like that. With years of experience, our team is able to ensure that your gutters are installed properly this time around.
Not only that, but all of our work is covered by a 6-year tradesman guarantee, giving you peace of mind and the confidence of knowing that your gutters are up-to-par.
More than just metal roof installation
Avoid gutter problems with our roof plumbing experts
Roofs are important – and so are gutters.
Unfortunately, the second one rarely gets the attention it deserves!
In addition to new metal roofing, our team also offers a wide variety of guttering and roof plumbing services that ensure your gutters are working as they should.
Our team takes pride in their work – with more than 20 years of experience in improving the look, function, and purpose of roofs all over Melbourne, we think we’re justified!
We offer a wide range of roofing services, such as:
And that includes roof plumbing, too.
You can also visit us for metal roofing in Melbourne: pop into our headquarters at 9/22 George St Sandringham, VIC 3191, if you prefer a more hands-on approach.