How To Prolong The Life Of Your Gutter


To protect your home’s structure and integrity, it is absolutely imperative to have safe and fully functioning gutters. Ensuring your gutters are working properly also increase the life of your home. For these reasons, it’s important that you keep up with the maintenance of your gutters and that you are conducting regular checks. In doing this, you will ensure that you reduce the need for new gutters and guttering services, and you’ll also know that your gutters are in good working order. As time goes on, your gutters naturally fill up with leaves and debris, and this can cause harmful damage, such as warping and rusting. Leafguard can be a great option for eliminating build up, however, there’s much more to the story. We’ve outlined some of the most typical problems that homeowners can encounter with their gutters, so you and your family can maintain the best home possible.

Check Your Downpipes

Typical downpipe problems include:

  • Clogs
  • Coming away from the wall
  • Separation from the siding of your gutters
  • Detaching from gutter

Your home is a gathering place for your family, your shelter, your sanctuary. Thus, you should treat it as such. As part of your regular home maintenance, you should always check your gutters for clogs. This is a quick and easy way to ensure that the downpipe isn’t loose or coming off. It’s crucial that you inspect the holdings that are fixing your downpipe components together.

Check Your Gutters

The best way to prolong the life of your gutter is to:

  • Keep them clean on the inside
  • Check your gutter is not holding water

Don’t wait until it’s too late, and you have to fork out for costly repairs. Avoid the unnecessary financial burden by checking your gutters regularly for any leaf litter build up. This can greatly affect how water collects and flows. If your gutter problems are severe, build up can dam roof particles and create nasty water flow issues. This sort of damage has the propensity to impact the interior of your house! As well as this, it’s important that you check for rust holes in your gutter and its parts, as leaks can let water seep into the foundations of your home. Once your gutter reaches this stage, it’s time to replace it.

If you’re interested in finding out more about how we can help, get in touch today for a free quote on 0417 312 312, and get your gutters in peak condition today!