Checklist for gutters and roof restoration
Your roof and gutters look after you, so why not look after them too.
Appearance can be deceiving regarding the status and functionality of your roof and gutters.
King Group Australia suggests an annual inspection to prevent any unwanted leaks or expensive repairs. A checklist will assist by alerting the homeowner of any potential issues or repairs to be undertaken before it’s too late.
Guttering Maintenance Checklist
Best practice suggests assessing your guttering from above and below, a few key points to be mindful of when inspecting your gutters:
- Holes and Leaks
- Missing Brackets
- Missing Screws
- Blocked Downpipes
From the ground it is best to assess the gutters from below and any signs that may indicate the downpipes are not performing as designed. Erosion is often a common indicator of issues with gutters and downpipes. Keeping in mind the function of your guttering is designed to direct water away from the home, if otherwise, this may cause issues internally or worse yet to the foundations of your property.
Most issues relating to guttering is due to an accumulation of leaves and debris built up over time, this creates blockages and rust not only within the gutter-line but may lead to blocked downpipes and leaking within the roof cavity.
Areas where leaves and debris have accumulated will be visible due to:
- Sagging, preventing water from flowing freely
- Obstructions, causing blockages and leaks
- Branches, Twigs and other matter stagnant within the gutters
Roofing Maintenance Checklist
Due to the variety of roof types and materials, it is best practice to identify which may be relevant to maintaining a sound structure, issues that will need to be addressed:
- Cracks, fractures and loose tiles
- Loose ridge caps and debris
- Rust on a metal roof
- Roof screws around the property
- Lichen, Algae and Moss
Flashing plays an important role in the integrity of your roof. It is important to be mindful of such as major problems can arise due to compromised flashing and sealers – some of the common signs are:
- Cracked caulking
- Tears in flashing
- Cracked or chipped concrete or mortar
- Cracks around vents and vent pipes
Another tell-tale sign of maintenance required could be peeling or chipping paint, as this indicates moisture build up within your roof structure or gutter and fascia.
Often water retention within your roof or gutters can be identified through:
- Dark patches due to water leakage
- Sagging due to water saturation
- Rotting timber due to water retention
Roof Restoration and Gutter & Fascia
If your guttering or roofing needs repair, King Group Australia are an established company with over 25 years’ experience in the industry. Not only do we provide a free roof health check with every free measure and quote, but we are also able to identify and fix the issues at your property. Providing you with piece of mind and longevity. Give one of our friendly specialists a call today!