Roof Guttering Basics: Causes of Clogged Gutters

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Wondering why your roof guttering gets clogged pretty often? Here are two reasons to clear up the mystery.

 

Tree Leaves and Twigs

Perhaps the most obvious reason why roof gutters become clogged is because of tree leaves and twigs. Having trees in your yard or lawn is really appealing, but they’re not very friendly to roof gutters. And the nearer the trees are to your gutters, the higher the chances of your gutters becoming clogged. Every year, trees shed leaves, and though most of these will fall to the ground, a good number of them will find their way to your gutters and downspouts. If your property has a flat roof, then you may notice that the clogging becomes more frequent.

Being organic materials, leaves and twigs absorb and retain moisture for a longer period of time. In this case, they can cause severe damage to your roof guttering, especially if they’re made from metal. Their weight may also cause some stress on the gutter, making it heavy and prone to breaking. In addition, they clump together and provide a nice breeding ground for mold and algae. In addition, pests, worms, and even birds may find these places suitable habitat, and they will eventually make the clogging worse over time.

 

Improperly Designed or Installed Downspouts

Another reason why roof gutters become clogged is because of improperly designed downspouts. This is why it is important to have your roof guttering installed by a skilled and knowledgeable contractor. When roof guttering is improperly installed, they can trap leaves, twigs, and other debris which block the normal flow of water. This then causes the water to dam, and the accumulated weight of the water and the debris will eventually wreak havoc to your roof guttering. In addition, trapped water will eventually have to find a way out, and though they may simply overflow from the roof guttering, there is a very high chance that they will seep into the nearby walls and thus cause structural damage to your property in the long run.

 

Stay on Top of Your Roof Guttering Needs

Roof guttering play a crucial role in maintaining your property’s structural integrity since they are responsible for bringing away water from the roof and away from your home or establishment. Without them, water will end up causing damage to your property, resulting to costly repairs. There are many ways to make sure that your roof guttering is able to do perform its function well. One, have them installed only by professional roofing contractors, and two, be sure to have them cleaned every once in a while. If you are looking for roof cleaning, roof restorations or even gutter replacement services, please don’t’ hesitate to give us a call at 1800 61 00 11 or leave a message in our contact page.

 

 

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Tile Roof Repairs: Things to Know

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Quality tile roofing systems are supposed to last for a very long time. In fact, some claim that they can even outlast the structure that they’re supposed to be providing shelter for. In any case, tile roofs are definitely great choices given their aesthetics, durability and longevity. These qualities makes them a cost-effective roofing solution, especially when compared to other materials. However, like any other roofing system, they will need regular maintenance in order to keep them in superior shape, and in the case of negligence or sheer accident, you may find yourself with a broken tile. When opting for a tile replacement or tile roof repairs, here are some things worth keeping in mind.

 

Always Ask for Professional Help

When it comes to tile roof repairs, it would be best to leave the job to a professional, no matter how simple the job may seem. For instance, many property owners who thought that they could replace a broken tile by their lonesome often find that they do more harm than good (i.e. stepping on and breaking several other tiles) which then results to more expensive repairs. By hiring a professional to do the job, you can be sure that no additional damage will be done to your roof since they have the necessary knowledge, skills, and equipment to complete the job successfully.

In addition, if you are buying the roof tile to be used, be sure that you have the right type. Roof tiles come in many different shapes and sizes, and getting the wrong one will be more costly than you think. Many roof tiles have suffered further damage because of the use of the wrong or an ill-fitting tile. To be sure, always bring a sample when shopping for roof tiles.

 

Complete Roof Replacement

If the roof repair is to be done on a weathered roof, some property owners will often have issues with regards to the rather ‘patchy’ look – that is, the new tile popping out and catching everyone’s attention. Professional roofing contractors have a way of dealing with this though – by removing an old tile from an inconspicuous area of the roof and using the old tile as a replacement for the broken tile and then using the new tile to take the old one’s place.

As an aside, tile colours do fade, but not for a very long time. In fact, some manufacturers are so confident that they guarantee their product not to fade for up to 50 years.

 

Are You in Need of Roof Repairs or Roof Restorations Services?

Roof tiles are great roofing options, but will also need roof repairs from time to time. If you are in need of such repairs, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1800 61 00 11 or leave a message in our contact page. We’d be more than happy to assist you with all your roof painting, roof cleaning, and roof restoration needs.

 

 

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