Gutters and Downpipes – Installations and Maintenance
Roofs, gutters and downpipes require regular maintenance and repairs in order to prevent damage and deterioration. Even minor faults in guttering, roofs and pipework can cause water damage and structural damage to a commercial building or your home.
Our safety first team of roof plumbers can look after all your roof, gutter and pipework. Including annual gutter cleans, replacements and repairs. RTL’s licensed team of Plumbers are recommended and experienced roof plumbers, working across Greater Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Gutter Cleans Brisbane and Gold Coast
During storm season in South East Queensland, clogged gutters are one of the most common cause of property damage! Having clear gutters helps reduce the risk of fire, extends the lifespan of the gutters and makes the place look tidy.
Why get a professional company in to clean your gutters?
Not only is it hard work, but working at heights comes with risks. Consequently, the injuries from falling from a ladder can be serious or fatal. Importantly, RTL’s team of Roof Plumbers are insured, experienced and trained in working at heights.
Whilst we’re cleaning the gutters, we’ll take a look at the overall condition of the roof and fix any minor issues whilst we’re up there. In addition, we’ll provide a roof and gutter report at the end of the job. The report will include photos to advise you of any maintenance and repair requirements that may need to be carried out.
How frequently do my gutters need cleaning?
Generally speaking, we recommend your gutters are cleaned on a 6 to 12 month basis. This is particularly important prior to storm season and even more important if you are living in a high density tree area. Further, this ensures that gutter cleans and repairs are fixed in a timely manner, as well as preventing premature rusting, which leads to deterioration.
“Out of sight out of mind” comes into play very often with gutters. From the ground, they look absolutely fine, until a leak occurs. When RTL’s Roof Plumbers get up to clean the gutters, it’s quite often a different story. We’ve found small (and big) plants, trees and cacti have rooted themselves in the gutters, leading the gutters to be replaced. In addition, we've found dead possums, birds’ nests, not to mention the bugs and cockroaches that just love to live in your leaf litter.
How do RTL’s Roof Plumbers clean the gutters?
RTL’s team of Roof Plumbers take great care and pride in their work to ensure a thorough job. Cleaning the gutters and downpipes by hand ensures minimal damage and we can also spot if there are any areas which need repairing. Depending on the job and location of the debris, we may use a blower to remove leaves and debris from a roof or downpipes. To conclude, our Tradesmen take the rubbish away at the end of the job and we will where possible leave your place mess free.
New and replacement gutters and downpipes
Old and rusted gutters and downpipes need replacing before they deteriorate further. Gutters should have a lifespan of 20 - 25 years with the correct care and regular maintenance. RTL’s Roof Plumbers carry out the highest quality gutter replacements using only the best available materials. If replacing, we’ll ensure to colour match the gutters, downpipes and facias. Further to this, we recommend and use COLORBOND® Steel gutters. They are durable and they have styles and ranges of 22 colours inspired by the natural Australian landscape to suit your home.
Gutter Guard and Leaf Guard Installations
Gutter guards and leaf guards only work if they are installed correctly. A buildup of leaves and other debris in gutters can cause serious maintenance issues, including an increased risk of flooding, pest and vermin infestation. Installing gutter guards and mesh is a recognized way of preventing blocked gutters. There are many gutter guard products on the market and we know that there is no ‘one product fits all’. We’ll discuss with you your requirements as well as look at the type of nearby trees, if you use tank water, the type of property etc. to ensure we find the correct fit of gutter guard for your Brisbane or Gold Coast home.
Why Choose RTL
For expert advice and a friendly team of roofers and plumbers you can rely on, call RTL Trades on 1300 000 RTL (785)