Guttering and downpipe replacement can often be overlooked in the home maintenance schedule. A major cause of leaks within the home can be traced back to blocked and damaged guttering. It is important to check the guttering for leaves, tennis balls, etc., as they will inhibit the run off of water and contribute to the deterioration of the product. If your having issues with leaks you should take a look at your gutter before deciding to complete a roof restoration or re-roofing your home.
Historically, in Australia, guttering has been made from galvanised iron. Guttering has also been made in lead, copper and plastic. More recently the base products for guttering have been Aluminium and steel, with a zinc/aluminium alloy protective coating.
These two more recent innovations have extended the life of guttering as opposed to the once popular galvanized product.
Guttering in both aluminium and steel can be delivered in a painted finish with a variety of popular colours.
Because guttering is subject to the same weather conditions right around the house, the first leak or rust spot will normally indicate that all of your guttering needs renewing. Unless there is a specific local problem (e.g. an overhanging tree, or the guttering has been erected incorrectly you will normally look at replacing the lot).
Roof Seal® offer a full range of guttering options for existing homes.
Roof Seal® is not ‘tied’ to any particular manufacturer or product and can offer guttering and down-piping based on your homes particular requirements. The colour and shape of guttering will be determined by the style of home. With the environment and personal preference determining the base product used.