Guttering - The Basics
Your roof has a very large surface area.
When it rains, it collects a large amount of water.
Your roof has a pitch/fall, so that water can drain from your roof.
Just like your roof, your gutters also need pitch/fall.
Water entering your gutters needs to drain efficiently to your downpipes.
A dry gutter is a working gutter.
A wet gutter is a broken gutter.
Dirt & dust that is collected on your roof, gets washed into your gutters.
If your gutters have no pitch/fall to your downpipes, then over time the dirt will build up to create a dam & lead to other potential problems.
Rooftop gardens can be a good thing, if installed correctly.
Gardens in your gutters are not a good thing.
How Forever Clean can help...The first step is to create a plan.
Creating high & low points.
We recommend external gutter brackets, internal brackets do not allow for maximum pitch/fall to your downpipes.
External downpipe nozzles, an internal nozzle combined with silicone is an instant dam. Your gutter has to fill up with water, before it can start to drain.
Again, water sitting in your gutters collects dirt & begins to accumulate more dirt, creating an even larger dam.
We recommend either a 75x100mm ColorBond downpipe or a 90mm round PVC downpipe.
We recommend function over form, we do not wish to create problems. We may also recommend the creation of custom guttering to provide adequate pitch/fall to your downpipes.
of how not to install gutters.
These gutters were newly
installed for one of our
gutter clean customers.
these gutters made an
existing problem... worse.
There should not be any water in these gutters before or after a gutter clean. We aim to fix problems...
Not create them.....