The city of Sydney always has problems with rainfall especially during the early months of the year and during the month of June. But the most problematic is when Sydney is subjected to heavy rains resulting in the need for a regular home maintenance, roof maintenance, and gutter maintenance schedule. Sydney Gutter Guards and gutter protection can help to minimise the maintenance required.
The reason for this is that too much rainfall and a blockage in the gutters can result in damp areas in the walls and foundation. These roof gutter blockages are normally made by the accumulation of leaves and debris in the rain gutters so that water flow becomes inefficient. This can result in higher costs for home, roof, and gutter repairs especially when these are not noticed early.
This means that in order to prevent additional costs, the rain gutters must be regularly cleaned before the rainy season starts. But it is also more advisable to regularly check these rain gutters before the start of heavy rainfalls or hail storms. The reason for this is that rain guards are easily damaged by severe hail storms resulting in rain flow inefficiencies.
Sydney Gutter Guards: Options
Some of the most popular gutter protection systems are gutter screens, gutter covers, and gutter filters. The gutter screen is an open screen system, which will only catch large leaves and debris since these do not fit in the large holes. Unfortunately, these large holes are unable to screen out smaller debris, which can accumulate and result in a water flow blockade.
Another gutter maintenance method is through gutter filters whichmake use of open cell foams. The open cell foams only allow water to flow through while blocking out both small and large debris as well as insects. The main limitation is that due to the properties of foam, these are prone to fungus, moisture, and mildew problems. This can result in the growth of moss, mold, mildew, and bacteria, which can be a hazardous threat to the household.
The final gutter protection system is the gutter guard. Gutter guard covers are designed so that water flows at a curved surface while the debris is retained outside of the rain gutter keeping your gutters clean so water can easily flow through.
Most gutter protection systems will only prevent a significant number of debris from blocking the rain gutter. This is because no gutter protection system is perceived to be completely 100% efficient due to various factors such as the strength of the wind as well as the amount of rainfall. This means that any installed gutter maintenance system needs to be regularly checked in order to improve its effectiveness.
If you would like more information on how we at The Leaf Man can help you with your Sydney gutter guards. Contact us today!