A gutter is more than a decorative feature attached to your home. First and foremost the purpose of a gutter is for protection. A gutter works as a diverter of water away from a property reducing the possibility of rain damaging foundations of seeping into a home through the walls. With Sydney’s occurrence of rainfall, all year around guttering is a must.
Types of guttering
Two basic shapes
- K-style gutters: have flat bottoms and backs, and the front side of the gutter usually has a decorative shape, such as a curve or ogee, that mimics crowns
- Half-round gutters: half-round tubes usually present as a decorative feature as well as a practical one.
Conventional guttering materials
- Aluminum, the most popular option
- Copper, a decorative option without the need to paint (is expensive)
- Seamless Aluminium reduces the possibility of cracking with the absence of joins.
- Steel, longevity limited to 5-10 years
- Vinyl, a cheaper and more basic option. Not as durable as metallic options. Popular for DIYers.
- Zinc, durable and long lasting. Required on-site welding for installation.
How do I know which one is best for my property?
That’s where we come in.
Guttering varies in sizes, shapes, and materials and of course colours. And we will help choose the right product for you.
Our team will harness their many (over 20 years!) of experience to inspect and assess your gutter, advising the most straightforward, efficient and of course the most practical option for your home.
Guttering for new homes
We will present the many options, which we believe is most practical, durable, and meet your aesthetic requirements. We stock only the best products, and we will sit and plan with you the perfect gutter for your home.
Replacement gutters, both partial and complete sets.
Don’t panic if you see leaks and holes, broken joints or missing sections in your gutter you may not need a complete gutter replacement. When practical, if your gutters repairs will come to close to an entire new gutter or if your gutter is not repairable we will suggest a full replacement.
Maintenance and repairs
Maintaining your properties gutter will increase its longevity, protect your home and its occupants. Ongoing maintenance can also reduce the occurrence of repairs.
If you notice pools of water around the base of the home, hanging sections of gutter or gutters, which do not sit perpendicular to your home your gutter may be in need of a repair.
Typical gutter repairs are needed to rectify:
Clogged Gutters. This is the most common problem of all both a safety issue (high fire risk and danger of collapsing) and can also result in pools of water beside and around your property an annoyance and a threat to your properties foundations and walls.
Sagging Gutters, which do not sit perpendicular to your property, pose a risk of collapsing. In most cases we can repair your gutter by installing hangers without you forking out large sums of money for replacements.
Leaks and Holes, from hail or over time, you may not need to replace a whole section or complete gutter. Where possible we can seal holes without the need to replace entire sections.
Improperly Pitched Gutters, in this case, we may or may not have to remove the gutter, the solution may be as simple as bending the gutter while attached.
Downspouts location, downspouts direct the water from your gutter down to the ground. And poorly installed water will pool in incorrect locations. Usually, we can adjust the downspouts location.
For all your gutter repair, gutter maintenance and all other gutter needs call us today on 0425 363 840 for a free inspection and quote!