Gutter Guards Central Coast
Gutter Guards are a large part of our business as roof plumbers.
When we are installing gutters or replacing gutters, the question about gutter guards and keeping the gutters clear or downpipes unclogged is a topic we are always asked about.
There are two main styles of gutter guards, or some people may call them leaf guards. Be aware that you may need to get further advice about gutter guards if you are in a bushfire area.
Gutter Guards are recommended for homes in some areas. Please see this page from the NSW Rural Fire Service about preparing your property
Clogged gutters are a big deal.
Truthfully – It’s better to have no gutters than a clogged gutter because it leads to overflowing gutters.
This leads to internal water damage, rotten fascia boards and even damage to your foundations. If there are large trees near your home, you need a plan to keep your gutters clean and flowing freely. Gutter guards can be very good at ensuring that gutters and downpipes keep the rainwater flowing freely.
If your garden has numerous trees, a gutter guard system may save you from your gutters from clogging. We only recommend properly installed, high quality gutter guards.
What are the different types of gutter guards?
There are several main types of gutter guards. Each offers a different solution depending on what is best for your home. There are 2 types of leaf guards that we install and these are determined on what sort of leaf litter and how much you have to deal with. You can read more about them here
How do gutter guards work?
Gutter guards are also known as gutter grates, helmets or covers. Gutter covers can be a great tool when properly installed and maintained, but they are not worry-free.
As a rule of thumb, gutter guards do not provide one hundred percent protection from debris.
They do, however, help you reduce the annual expense of maintenance, cleaning and upkeep.
All Gutters Must Be Cleaned
A 100 % maintenance-free gutter protection system does not exist.
As we have mentioned above – we do install self cleaning gutters – the HALF ROUND GUTTER
Please see our guttering page to see the different styles we install including the half round that is self cleaning.
But even the best gutter guard systems can be completely destroyed by excess leaf litter, falling branches and heavy hail.
Regardless of what you install, someone will always have to get on the roof or a ladder to remove large debris and check that the gutters are not full of fine particles and silt.
If this is not done, over time your gutters will clog up. Eventually the build up will cause overflowing of rainwater and this is where the water damage starts.
Debris in the gutters will also cause corrosion in your gutters and in extreme cases become too heavy and the gutters will bend and even pull away.
We recommend using a gutter cleaning company on a regular basis to clean your gutters thoroughly and they will also look after the gutter guard system at the same time.
26 Elizabeth Bay Dr
Lake Munmorah NSW 2259