The interview: Don’t let gutters become a problem at your house.
YOUR guttering can quickly go from a help to a hindrance to your house if it is not properly maintained or installed correctly.
Leaves and other debris are major culprits in giving your guttering system grief.
The director of ABC Seamless said having your gutters cleaned or vacuumed regularly can save a lot of problems in the future.
“A build-up of leaves does not only result in overflowing, but the debris remaining in the gutter can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes,” the director said.
Dry leaves in gutters can also be a fire hazard. Rusting is also a common problem and can stem from poorly installed guttering or an incorrect type.
“While rusting is largely due to the age of a gutter, it can also be due to water sitting in a gutter that has an incorrect slope or fall,” the director said.
For a better and longer lasting gutter, the director recommends the high-back, low-front seamless aluminium variety.
“Aluminium should last longer than 25 years, while colorbond or zincalume gutters should last more than 12 years,” the director said.
Avoid high-front gutters because they often lead to water flowing backwards into a house.
Installing a new gutter in your home on average costs between $3000 - $4000.
Protection systems such as gutter guards help keep leaves and debris out. The Aluminium Leafguard/Gutterguard mesh material helps to keep your gutters clean and reduces the risk of fire.
Types of gutters
Box gutter: A gutter boxed into the middle or the edge of the roof.
Fascia gutter: Combines the gutter and fascia to create one system.
Square gutter: Has a square appearance that comes in a lo-square or hisquare profile.
Round gutter: Looks from side on like a circle that has been cut in half.
Quad Gutter: Popular because it works in well with existing gutters.
Ogee Gutter: Highly recommended for its high back and low front profile.
Maintaining your guttering
Things we often get asked as a tradie company
ABC Seamless are the gutter professionals and have successfully installed gutters in over 40,000 homes in New South Wales. Contact us today for a free quote.