Fixed gutter guards can be very effective in preventing leaves, twigs, and larger debris from clogging up your gutters. However, while they do an excellent job at keeping your gutters clear, they may not entirely prevent debris from landing on your roof.
Here are a few suggestions to complement fixed gutter guards and minimise debris on your roof:
- Trim overhanging branches: Tree branches that hang over your roof can deposit a significant amount of debris. Trimming them back can reduce the amount of leaves and twigs that fall onto the roof.
- Regular roof inspections: Schedule periodic inspections to remove any debris that accumulates on the roof. Use a broom or a leaf blower to clear off leaves, pine needles, or other debris.
- Professional cleaning: Hire professionals to clear the debris from the roof and on top of the gutter guard. They have the tools and expertise to safely remove debris without causing damage to the roof. Only hire companies with working at heights and the appropriate insurance.
- Maintain surrounding areas: Keep the area around your home tidy. Rake leaves and remove any loose debris from nearby trees to minimise what ends up on the roof.
Regular roof maintenance and cleaning on top of fixed gutter guards can significantly reduce the amount of debris that accumulates in your gutters, ultimately preserving the integrity and lifespan of both the roof and the gutters. After cleaning off the top of the gutter guard, regular flushing of the gutter will prolong the time frame required to lift the gutter guard to clean any debris from the gutter itself. This is the most cost-effective way as lifting gutter guard is an expensive exercise.
Debris sitting on the roof creates faster deterioration of the roof surface.
Gutter guards are installed to keep debris out of the gutters, but they can’t prevent debris from accumulating on the roof itself or the guard for that matter.
Removal of leaves, branches, and other debris is crucial to preserving the integrity and longevity of the roof. The need for periodic inspections and cleaning will prevent any build-up that could trap moisture or cause damage over time.
Getting Gutter-Vac Northern & Southern Tasmania to perform a maintenance schedule to look after your property, get the work done risk-free to yourself and cover you for insurance purposes, should you need to make a claim. Did you know that the fine print of a policy requires you to have maintained your home correctly to ensure a claim approval?
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