Gutters Fascia and Downpipes
Incorrect guttering causes more problems on your roof than any other roofing component.
New South Wales experiences extremely heavy rain from time to time and unless you have properly designed and installed guttering you can have a big problem. Overflowing gutters due to blockages, not enough downpipes or simply too much catchment area for the size of the gutter can cause water penetration and damage to your residence. Box gutters are the worst offenders. Box gutters are called box gutters as they are “boxed in”. In other words – unless they have been installed with sufficient overflow capacity (and in a suitable place) when a box gutter overflows – it nearly always causes damage to the inside of your home or premises.
Eave gutters are the most common type of gutters in New South Wales homes and in theory, as they are on the outside edge of your roof they should not cause too much damage when they overflow. However, if they have not been installed correctly they can also cause significant damage as the water can get into the eave or wall. Sometimes this shows up as rising damp or even causes problems with the foundations of the home.
At CnF Roofing Specialists, we take care in our guttering and whilst we are not hydraulic engineers, we can advise you from experience on what will work and what will not. There are many different solutions to guttering problems including more downpipes, larger gutters, specially designed flashings, overflow outlets, correct fall on the gutter, gutter guard, sumps and rainwater heads. There is nearly always a solution to an overflowing gutter problem.
Having seen so many problems with gutters in New South Wales has made us very good at selecting what rainwater products to use and how to install them correctly in the first place.