It may not sound like an exciting job but one thing is for sure, gutter cleaning is an essential part of your roofing maintenance and should be carried out each and every year to ensure that gutters do not get blocked and down pipes and external drains do not get blocked.
At Balmore Roofing, we carry out regular gutter cleaning services for residential and commercial customers across Glasgow. Blocked gutters can be a serious issue for your property and not just because for the obvious drainage of rainwater. Blocked gutters can damage the masonary, pointing and brickwork of your home. All it takes is a heavy build up of bio matter like leaves, dust, moss and sticks to begin pulling the guttering away from the wall of your property. And when that happens it creates gaps and holes that water can quietly creep into. We find all too often that a call out for gutter repairs and cleaning is because the owner has left it too late and has only just begun to notice the damage that has taken place right under their noses.
People across Glasgow happily take their cars and bikes for regular servicing each year; but neglect and poor maintenance are two of the big causes of roof leaks and water damage to homes (outside of the obvious storm damage). It is why roof maintenance and gutter cleaning maintenance are so important.
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 a regular maintenance programme will say you money in the long term.
And if you are worried about roof access, that is where our difficult access specialist team come in. Our roofers are all full time Balmore employees and go through regular safety training and ‘at heigh’ training including the use of abseiling ropes so that we can reach the tallest roof no matter what the access is like.
And if you are still not sure, we can use one of our aerial drones to conduct a roof survey which can highlight any weak points on your roof that need to be addresses immediately.
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