Fixed beneath the edge of a roof, the gutters on your home play a vital role in ensuring water drains away effectively. Just like your roof, gutters should be cleaned, inspected and repaired regularly. Older style homes often need their aged guttering replaced while newer homes only require repairs. Common signs that your gutters need to be repaired or replaced include peeling paint, mould, missing or falling nails, rust and sagging.
While the purpose of gutters is to drain water from your roof effectively, have you ever considered just how important they are? Read on to learn more including:
- Gutters Help Prevent Water Entering Your Home
- Gutters Minimise Potential Damage to Your Roof
- Gutters Help Stop Water Pooling Outside Your Home
Gutters Help Prevent Water Entering Your Home
If water is not drained effectively from your home, it runs the risk of entering your roof cavity and causing extensive damage to the internal structures. Wiring, installation and the wooden structures of your home can be water damaged, requiring extensive repairs and putting yours and your families health and safety at risk.
Gutters Minimise Potential Damage to Your Roof
Your gutters help to collect leaves and dirt that would accumulate on the surface of your roof. If this debris was left, it would accumulate on the roofs surface, making it more susceptible to damage occurring such as mould, mildew and rust.
Gutters Help Stop Water Pooling Outside Your Home
Gutters are positioned to direct water to certain areas outside of your home. If your home isn’t fitted with gutters or the gutters are not functioning correctly, water can pool in areas outside your home. The result, possible damage to foundations, a health and safety hazard plus hard to access indoors from outdoors and vise versa.
Call RoofWest Roof Restorations to have your gutters repaired or replaced
Your roof bears the brunt of the harshest of elements in our Australian climate and RoofWest Roof Restorations are your local experts when it comes to restoring, repairing and maintaining roofs and gutters in the South West.
With a large range of Colourbond powder coat colours to choose from, replacing your gutters can give your home a complete facelift.
For an obligation FREE quote and expert advice, call the team on 9795 9990 today.