Outlet spouts and downpipes are best placed at LEAST 6 metres apart, and never more than 15m apart. The less downpipes you have, the more chance your gutters will overflow and clog up with debris more easily.
If you look at a house from a distance, it can look like gutters are perfectly level with the edge of the walls. Gutters however should have a slight pitch from the house side, to the outer side, up to 2 inch’s down. The outer edge will then be higher than the building side.
Here are 5 easy ways to stop your gutters getting clogged! 1 – Check and clean out your downpipes regularly – monthly is great! 2 – Make sure to trim tall hedges or low-lying tree branches away from the gutter edges, so leaves and bark don’t fall in. 3 – Put in leaf and debris
A drip edge is put under the first row of tiles, or sheeting, to encourage water to flow off the roof edge, directly into the gutter just below. Without a drip edge leading to a gutter, water would just run down BEHIND your gutter, down the fascia board and siding. That has the potential to
Quality gutters should last at least 20 years, especially if they are made from galvanised steel or aluminium. Copper gutters however, and last up to 50 years if kept clear of standing water and erosive debris. If there are no gutters fitted to your home, when it rains, the water flows directly off the roof
If you really pay attention, you’ll notice that almost every building has a gutter system. It’s rare to find one that doesn’t, but there are people who opt out of it altogether – which may leave you wondering if you really need one on your home or building. Before you decide, we’ll tell you what