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 Roofing, we carry out regular gutter cleaning services for residential and commercial customers across Glasgow as part of a roofing maintenance plan.
Why is gutter cleaning so important?
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.
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 a regular maintenance program will say you money in the long term. Preventing blockages before they happen and spotting issues when they are small and easy to fix is the easiest way to save considerably on roofing repair bills in the long run.
What about access to the roof?
If you are worried about roof access then you do not need to worry. 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 height’ training (through our sister company Balmore Training) including the use of abseiling rope access so that we can reach the tallest roof 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 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