When was the last time your gutters were cleaned?

While it certainly isn’t the most fun weekend project, it’s a task every homeowner should prioritise. When it comes to home maintenance, gutters play a significant role in the way your roof both performs and protects.

There are a number of reasons why you should keep your gutters clean and maintained. Here we look at our top five.

1. Prevent Roof Damage

Rainwater should flow on to your roof, into the gutters and down the channel. If the gutter is clogged and water begins to pool inside of it, water will also start to collect on the bottom of the roof. Aside from this causing cosmetic damage like water stains, water can also trigger structural damage, causing wooden posts and beams to rot and weaken plastering.

2. Prevent Gutter Damage

One obvious problem that occurs from debris and overflowing rainwater is damage to the gutters themselves. Water-soaked debris and materials will corrode the aluminium most gutters are made of. Broken gutters can lead to the same type of damage as unclean gutters and will need to be replaced sooner than well maintained gutters.

3. Halt mould growth

Mould from excessive moisture is almost inevitable. Aside from the price you will have to pay to remove it, mould breeding inside can be extremely damaging to your health. Keep your family safe and prevent worsened allergies, skin irritation and respiratory problems with a well maintained roof and a clean gutter!

4. Avoid pest infestations 

Clogged up gutters can be appealing to a number of critters as a nesting site. From birds to mosquitoes, a bed of damp leaves can be alluring!

5. Save some dollars

Ongoing gutter cleaning and maintenance will assist in preventing unanticipated costs from arising. Taking preventative measures, like servicing will help minimise the likelihood of a more costly option such as a roof restoration.

How can KWR Roofing help me?

KWR Roofing are a team of specialist gutter cleaners who can service both residential and commercial buildings. The team inspect, clear gutters by hand, provide downpipe cleaning and external gutter washing.

KWR Roofing are the leading experts when it comes to gutter cleaning and maintenance in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. Get in touch for a free no-obligation quote. 

If you would like to further explore the best suited roofing options available for your home, get in touch with the professionals at KWR Roofing. Contact us at info@kwrroofing.com.au or (07) 3847 1031.