Looking after the roof on your property is an important consideration for any property owner. This includes the gutters. Here at JMS Roofing, we are Birmingham’s leading commercial and domestic roofing experts. And we provide a number of different types of commercial roof option, including felt roofing, sedum and green roofing, and steel roofing. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the advantages of regular gutter maintenance.
What are the advantages of regular gutter maintenance?
There are several advantages to regularly checking your gutters, whether you have a domestic, residential or commercial property. These advantages can include:
- Preventing frozen pipes- gutters are an important part of drainage and maintenance for your roof. If these become clogged or filled with leaves, rubbish or debris, they will be unable to carry the water away from the roof. And in the colder months, this can even cause ice to build up, resulting in frozen drainage pipes and large blockages. These can be expensive to rectify, but regular maintenance and cleaning can prevent this completely.
- Preventing ponding problems- because gutters are designed to take away water from the roof, gutter blockages can cause ponding. This is where the water gathers in small dips or imperfections on a flat roof, adding weight the roof load, and even becoming a big risk for leaks or water damage internally. By keeping your gutters clear, you can prevent this from happening.
- Identifying any other problems- while you have access to the roof to check the gutters, you can also check to see if there are any other problems, like damage or wear and tear, that you should be keeping an eye on. For sedum roofs and flat roofs this is even more important.
For more information or advice about your roof guttering or roof installation, get in touch with the professionals today, here at JMS Roofing.