It may not sound like an exciting job but one thing is for sure, gutter cleaning is an essential part of your roofing maintenance
With the amount of greenery across Glasgow, regular gutter cleaning should be carried out each and every year to ensure that they do not get blocked up and down pipes and external drains do not get obstructed with vegetation, dirt and rubbish.
At Balmore, we carry out one off and regular contracted gutter cleaning services for residential and commercial customers across Glasgow and the surrounding areas as part of our quality roofing repairs and maintenance packages.
Why is gutter cleaning so important?
Blocked gutters can be a serious issue for your property and not just because of the obvious build up of rainwater. Blocked gutters can over time damage the masonary, pointing and brickwork of your home turning a simple job into a substantial repair bill.
All it takes is a heavy build up of bio matter like leaves, dust, moss and sticks to either block your gutter from draining properly or, through the increased weight at a specific point, begin pulling the guttering away from the wall of your property.
And when this happens it creates gaps and holes that rain water can quietly creep into. With the amount of days it rains in Glasgow, you can quickly find that these small holes become a fantastic entry point for consistent rain water to cause substantial damage to your home.
We find all too often that a call out for gutter repairs and cleaning on a property is because the owner has simply left it too late and the damage from rain water penetrating their home now caused visible damage to their homes interior.
While so many of us happily take our cars and motorbikes for regular servicing annually; neglect and poor maintenance of your homes roofing and guttering are two of the biggest causes of leaking roofs and water damage to homes (outside of the obvious storm damage). It is why roof maintenance and gutter cleaning maintenance are so important.
Will gutter cleaning actually save me money?
It may not seem like a fancy job, but the removal of silt, dust, moss, weeds, leaves, sticks and stones from your gutters as part of an annual and regular roofing maintenance program will say you money in the long term. Preventing blockages in your gutter before they happen and having a qualified roofer inspecting your homes roofing regularly will help to spot issues when they are small and easy to fix. This is the easiest way to save money on future roofing repair bills.
What about access to the roof?
If you are worried about roof access as you live in an older Victorian Sandstone property, then you do not need to worry. Our rope access team are difficult access specialists who go through regular safety training and ‘at height’ training (through our sister company Balmore Training) using abseiling rope access equipment so that we can reach the tallest roof and the most difficult to reach gutters no matter what the access is like.
Using the latest technology for roof inspections
As part of the Balmore Group, we also have Balmore Aerial Services. With this, we can use our aerial drones to conduct a roof survey with thermal imaging which can highlight any weak points on your roof that need to be addresses immediately.
If your homes gutters are already broken and you need gutter repairs then we provide a complete gutter repair service. Click here to find out more.
If you would like to know more about our gutter cleaning or other roofing repair and maintenance services in and around Glasgow, please call our head office on 0141 944 6100