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Replacing your Old Plastic Guttering Adelaide

The purpose of gutter and downspout systems is mainly to protect your roof and home from damage. A gutter system that is working properly will easily channel water away from your home and its foundation.

In my more than 20 years experience I have found that while PVC is a good material for downpipes and stormwater systems. However, plastic guttering cannot cope with the harsh Australian conditions and fails soon and easily.

Once this happens, your home will gradually sustain damage. Moisture and rain water get into soffits and fascias. Once this occurs, it’s very easy for mold, mildew and ‘dry-rot’ to grow. It accumulates causing more and more damage. This is a condition we’ve seen many times in older homes.

A lot of us settle into their home and forget that it needs regular maintenance. We get busy with work and the family and just forget about the gutters and roof. Even when things go wrong we often don’t notice it until we have a lot of so called ‘subsequential’ and often expensive damage. Once you notice a problem, chances are that it has developed over time and there are also underlying issues.

Faulty gutters can also lead to soil erosion and effect the basement, foundation and/or crawl spaces. These are areas where you would ideally never want to allow moisture or rainwater. Did you know that it is water that attracts termites to your home. And the damage that they do to the structure of your home can be massive.

A well functioning gutter system can take a great deal of abuse from extreme weather conditions. And South Australia is well known for its extreme storms. If you have plastic guttering on your home, it has most likely already leaked for a long time and should be replaced quickly before it causes too much damage to the underlying structure.

At Joe Haffer Roofing, we come out and inspect your old guttering and estimate the cost of replacing it. Where necessary we will completely redesign the old gutters and downpipes into a well functioning system that protects your home from the elements.

Preparing for storm season each year should include a professional inspection of your gutters. The cost of this in low when compared to the damage your home could sustain during just one big storm. We work all over the Adelaide Metropolitan area and the Adelaide Hills, so please call Joe Haffer Roofing to learn more about replacing your old plastic guttering.

Get the Best Gutter Repairs & Replacement Services by Adelaide Roofers

Gutters are essential for keeping the rainwater funneled into the right areas, but when they get clogged, it can cause some serious problems. Gutters can get clogged in many ways. Homes in the Adelaide area often have various trees around their property that drop their leaves, seeds and nuts at different times of years. These always seem to wind up in the gutters.

The best way to handle this is simply by having the gutters cleaned out annually. If you’ve been negligent about this chore, then you may need gutter repairs or replacement. Though this is one of those things we all often put off, a big rain storm might seriously damage your roof if your gutters aren’t working properly.

One thing that Adelaide homeowners often do is try to repair the gutters themselves. The average homeowner doesn’t have the correct tools to get the job done right. For some, being up on a ladder and moving around can be quite dangerous. One fall and you’re in the hospital with a broken leg. We also do not recommend using those cheap plastic coils in your gutters that are sold in most hardware stores. They prevent the efficient flow of rainwater and cause leaves to clog up more easily.

A box gutter is called this because it’s usually boxed into the middle or edge of the roof where it collects water and discharges it into a downpipe system. A good box gutter will have an emergency overflow so that when the downpipes block up or the capacity of the box gutter is exceeded, the backed up water can escape outside the roof area.

Without an overflow, the excess water will flow back into the roof area and inside the home. The box gutter is the weakest link and care must be taken that it is draining correctly and does not become blocked. The best choice for a box gutter is to use a better material than the roof. This usually means a Colorbond™ or stainless steel box gutter.

The Roofing Professionals at Joe Haffer Roofing are well equipped and experienced and we have the tools and expertise to do the job right. We use the best materials in all installations and repairs. Our work is fully guaranteed. We specialise in installing and repairing gutters and we can do a full inspection of all guttering to ensure that everything is functioning properly. We can also check for roof damage while performing our repairs.

Joe Haffer Roofing has been in business many years serving all of South Australia with excellent roofing, repairs, gutters and leaf protection systems. We have a great reputation because we do good work and stand behind all products and services. You’ll love working with true professionals who take pride in their work. Why not call us today for more info?

Why it is critical to clean and repair gutters of our house

If you are owner of a house then it is critical that you do regular maintenance, which can involve different jobs like gutter repairs, gutter replacement, gutter cleaning, etc. so that your home stays in good shape and doesn’t create any major headache in the future. Many home owners turn lazy when it comes to upkeep of the gutter system. This is one of the critical systems that keep your home well protected by collecting rainwater and keeping it out from your home base.

Home Gutter cleaning

You need to give equal attention to the gutter cleaning and repair services same as you give to other things like your garden, or your furniture, sofas, chairs, beds, and other household articles and equipment. For instance, if your house needs a new gutter installation and gutter cleaning you cannot afford to shirk on that. There have been instances where people didn’t care about the gutter systems and ended up wasting large sums for the gutter repair and damages.

Don’t Neglect Your Home Gutters

Although it sounds like it is a boring and tiring job that you would prefer to avoid at all costs, but when you take a hard look at it, you’ll likely realize that it’s one of the most critical jobs that can’t be skipped. And there is always an option to hire someone to do the job for you, if you feel that you cannot do it yourself. If you fail to wash the gutters regularly they are likely to get loaded with dust, branches, and other trash.

A blocked gutter system will not allow water to empty properly and that in turn will cause all kinds of damage to the gutter system itself. Due to collection of heavy trash and rainwater in the gutter, it usually gets bulged. If you continue to neglect your gutters the damage worsens and you end up spending huge sums on repair, replacement, or cleaning jobs.

You’ll detect countless damages and problems if you overlook gutter protection of your home. Some of the likely issues that can creep up are:

  • Disgusting damp patch inside your house — mainly atop the ceiling or on the wall


  • Decay in the gutter system – damage prompted by fires


  • Debris including leaves, dirt, twigs, floating in water tanks


  • Water damages caused by clogged up gutters


  • Frequent malfunctioning gutters
  • Pests nesting in the gutter – danger of infection spreading across entire house

The fact of the matter is if you fail to clean & repair the gutters of your house in time the damages that your laziness cause can lead to costly repairs afterwards. To avoid any major problem just hire a reputed gutter company in your neighborhood, and assign the gutter cleaning and repairing tasks to it. Let professionals handle the job for you to avoid all future hassles.