Protecting the value of a property
One of the key areas for maintenance on a property is the roof and gutter. And while each home or building is different, all are at risk from water damage. From a minor leak to violently destructive winds or storms, any unwanted water intrusion can significantly impact a property. Protecting the roof, walls, windows and other components of ‘the envelope’ is essential to reducing the likelihood of water damage.
A build-up of leaves and other debris in gutters can cause serious maintenance issues, including an increased risk of flooding, pest and vermin infestation. Unprotected gutters also require more frequent cleaning, with the increased risks to health and safety associated from working ‘at height’.
A recognised way to prevent blocked gutters, and effectively manage these environmental and safety risks, is the investment in gutter guards, which frequently provides a better return than either no maintenance or regular cleaning.
Gutter protection offers a valuable investment to protect and extend the working life of roofs, gutters, drainage systems – important factors in safeguarding the structure of a property and valuable contents inside.
|Risk factors from leaving gutters unprotected :|
|+ DIY danger to homeowners cleaning out gutters|
|+ Blockages leading to flooding from eaves and gutters|
|+ Pest and vermin infestation|
|+ Heavy fuel loads in gutters contributing to spread of fire|
|+ Gutters rusting out|