Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Telltale Signs Your Gutters Need Attention!

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Guttering systems are an essential part of protecting your home against damage from heavy rainfall and they take a great deal of stress from environmental exposures over time. Keeping your gutters in shape with gutter repairs will save you many headaches in the future. When you can see that the gutters on your home have begun to leak, develop cracks or have started drifting away from your home, then they are unable to effectively perform. If your gutters are left to deteriorate, you are risking extensive and costly damage to your home and health risks to the occupants.

Observe the following signs that it's time to call in the professionals for gutter repairs or gutter replacement:

Inspect your guttering system for signs of corrosion Due to being subject to constant changes in weather conditions, guttering becomes structurally weakened over time. Make gutter inspection a part of your homes maintenance schedule. Be aware of warping, rust or cracks - your gutters will not be able to fully perform their function and it may lead to more expensive repairs on your home.

Know the indicators of overflowing guttering

The ideal time to evaluate the condition of your gutters is after any moderate to heavy rainfall. If you find that water channels or small ponds begin to form in the soil or mulch around your foundations after rainfall, your gutters have definitely developed a problem which is causing them too overflow. This can lead to a weakening of the foundations which can cause serious damage throughout your property. You can also tell that your gutters are struggling to direct water correctly if there is very little water in the area around your downpipes after heavy rainfall.

Investigate your home for signs of water leakage

When your gutters fail to direct water away from your roofing, water will inevitably find its way into your home. Carefully inspect the walls in your home, as any sign of water stains originating from the ceiling may indicate the hidden presence of rotting or mould. Exposure to mould can lead to serious health risks for occupants and repairs can be very time consuming and expensive. Don't wait till problems get out of hand! Stronglife can perform a comprehensive check on your gutter integrity have long term solutions for all your gutter repair needs.

With a little care and attention your gutters should not cause any concerns on your home, especially at times when you don't expect it!

Strong Life Gutters and Roofing have been providing Roof Restoration, Iron Re-Roofing, Gutters and Downpipes and Roller Shutters to Melbourne homes for over 25 years. And are proud to use only the highest quality products including Colourbond roofing and ACE guttering. For a FREE quote call (03) 9310 4455 or visit

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  1. Great gutter repair tips. Just to add to that, construction in the rain ain't pretty so plan ahead and do it when it is still dry. I've seen and been in it days after, it's not something that you want to get caught up in. Especially when the roofing is last to come and mother nature just decided to go everywhere all over the Earth.