Why Your Home Needs A Quality Gutter System
Every New Zealand home has them, but very few homeowners think about them! Gutter systems are an essential component of any functioning property across the world. However, one question remains. If custom gutters are an added expense in the construction phase, why does your NZ home need them? I.G. Roofing sheds more light, below. Prevent [...]

Every New Zealand home has them, but very few homeowners think about them! Gutter systems are an essential component of any functioning property across the world. However, one question remains. If custom gutters are an added expense in the construction phase, why does your NZ home need them?

I.G. Roofing sheds more light, below.

  1. Prevent water damage

The most important purpose of a quality gutter system is to prevent water damage to a property. Guttering is made to channel water away from the foundations of your home, and without this installation, this water would pool and cause serious damage over time.

A quality gutter system performs this function seamlessly and effectively! This is why, if you notice cracks or holes in your gutters, call a professional for repairs as soon as possible to avoid costly structural damage.

  1. Preserve your landscaping

Without proper drainage, water can erode the soil and damage the landscaping around your home. Many homeowners in New Zealand pay good money to create a peaceful and attractive garden to surround their property! By controlling the flow of water with a quality gutter system, you avoid the dangers of erosion and preserve your investment in a beautiful outdoor space.

  1. Protect your exterior walls

Though gutters prevent water damage, they also protect the exterior walls of your home from water stains. Water runoff can cause serious aesthetic and functional damage to your home’s siding and walls, which is an expensive problem to repair – not to mention the amount of paint you’ll have to purchase! Fortunately, a proper gutter system can protect their appearance and integrity in the long-term.

  1. Avoid the deterioration of your roof

At I.G. Roofing, we know just how bad some roofs can get. Without quality guttering, your roofing materials can deteriorate over time, damaged by water and the growth of mould and mildew. As designed, gutters prevent water from pooling on your roof’s surface by directing it away. Homes throughout New Zealand couldn’t stand the test of time without them!

How do I keep my gutters in good condition?

There’s no doubt about it – your home needs a quality gutter system for a number of reasons, and gutters are so important that their installation can’t be scrimped on. It’s a worthy investment for any home. But, after spending the money, how do you keep your gutters in good condition?

We recommend the following tips:

  1. Make sure they’re installed properly

Installation is key for a quality gutter system. They should be the right size and fit for your home, and as secure as possible.

  1. Keep the gutters clean

Using a ladder or a professional gutter cleaning service, preventing gutter problems is as easy as keeping them clean. Clear away dirt and debris, and water will continue flowing as it should.

  1. Don’t wait until there’s a problem to maintain your gutters

Take preventative measures, like cleaning your gutters and installing gutter guards, to keep your systems working. Waiting until there’s a problem to take action costs you money, and threatens the integrity of your home.

For roof repair, maintenance and renovation – which may include the installation and repair of custom gutters – reach out to I.G. Roofing at your earliest convenience. We genuinely care about our customers across Auckland and beyond, and cannot stand by whilst your roof requires our expert workmanship!