House Gutters installs Gutter Protection in both the greater Brisbane and Ipswich areas.
If you live in a heavily treed area or in an area that might be more prone to bush fires then installing a gutter protection or gutter guard system may be a worthwhile consideration.
A gutter protection or gutter guard system is designed to eliminate the collection of debris in your homes gutter system and in doing so may also eliminate gutter maintenance and extend the life of your gutters.
When the debris in your homes gutter system becomes wet or damp from over-night dew, the collected matter starts to decay and provides the perfect environment for insects to bred and for bacteria to form.
As well as preventing foreign matter from entering the gutters a good gutter protection or gutter guard system will also remove the possibility of rodents and other animals from entering your homes gutter system and gaining access to your homes ceiling void.
A gutter protection or gutter guard system is available in different materials, the most common being metal and aluminium or UV stabilised polyethelene, both of which are available with different size apertures depending on the environment in which you live.
There are pros and cons for both materials so the home owner needs to determine which product best suits their needs.
Some considerations might be the size of the leaves that fall on to your roof, for example the leaves of a leopard tree are very small so you’ll need to choose a material with smaller apertures, or if you live in an area more prone to bush fires then it makes sense that you would choose a metal product rather than a polyethelene product.
It’s worthwhile mentioning that in the event of a bush fire, some of the metal gutter protection or gutter guard systems may prevent air born cinders entering the ceiling void and igniting the materials they come in contact with.
If you need assistance in choosing the gutter protection that best suits your particular needs, ask Bill, he’ll be happy to give you any assistance you requre in making the correct choice.
If your gutters need replacing or if you are considering installing a gutter protecion system please contact House Gutters for an obligation free quotation.