How To Maintain And Extend The Life Of Your Gutters And Roof

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How To Maintain And Extend The Life Of Your Gutters And Roof

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It is important to make sure that your gutters and roof remain intact for as long as possible. This means that they will be able to protect your house from rainwater and other problems for many decades without getting damaged or falling into disrepair.

These problems can be dealt with by Cool Spec and our experienced team of technicians. We have years of experience with gutter repair in Perth, and no job is too big or too small.

Damaged tiles can crack or slip if they have become dislodged from their original position. This will usually happen because of high winds or the fact that the tile cement has started to wear away. Gutters can become cracked if branches and stones fall onto them. They can also start to leak and come away from the wall if this is the case. Water will leak into the house if either the roof or the gutter become damaged. The consequences of leaking water can be catastrophic – the electrical circuits in the house might be irreversibly damaged, or rooms may become irreversibly damaged. Joists can rot if they are exposed to rainwater, which makes the structure of the roof extremely unstable.

Read our helpful guide on how you can protect your roof and gutter from damage. This advice could potentially save you a lot hassle.

Clear Leaves From The Gutter

The most common problem for gutters is that they can get blocked with leaves and other debris. You might think that this is a rather innocuous problem, which could cause you to neglect the issue. However, the build-up of debris can lead to problems with the gutters. The rotting leaves might get stuck in the pipes of the gutter as well as the section that is fixed onto the side of the roof. This can cause water to start overflowing down the side of the house or onto the roof. The risk of the house flooding means that this is a serious problem that should be dealt with as soon as possible.

The easiest way to sort the problem is to get our technicians to conduct a thorough cleaning process on the guttering. The leaves and debris can be completely removed to make sure that the threat of flooding is completely removed. You will have to keep an eye out to make sure that the problem does not re-occur in the future.

Fix Gutter Cracks

Gutter cracks can occur due to objects like branches or stones falling down. Make sure to have the cracks fixed quickly.

Re-Apply Roof Cement

The tiles on the roof can start to slip if the cement holding them in place becomes eroded by heavy rain. This can potentially let rainwater into the house, rot the joists in the attic, interfering with the electrical supply and potentially causing floods to occur. Fixing these problems can potentially cost thousands of dollars, so reapply tile cement to keep them in place.

Use this guide to maintenance. Need to fix gutter issues? Contact us today!

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