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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.

Why to Choose Adelaide Roofing For Gutter Repairs & Replacement

A home with a good, solid guttering system looks and functions much better. When storms come, the rain water is funneled away from sensitive areas and into downspouts. But gutters do take the brunt of South Australia’s harsh weather including high winds, heavy rains, and hail. It’s no wonder they need repairs from time to time.


Gutters can also get damaged from the leaves of various trees, nuts and seeds around Adelaide. Gum nuts are the worst. They can leave gutters with a sticky residue that picks up dirt and debris. Gutters can easily get weighed down by leaves that have rotted and began causing damage. And often, homeowners don’t realize this until significant damage has already been done. Sometimes the only real option is to replace the gutters.

If you’ve noticed some sagging in your gutter system or it just isn’t working properly anymore, then your gutters probably need a few repairs. The longer you leave them unattended, the more damage you’re likely to see. We recommend getting a full evaluation of the gutter system that includes recommended repairs and costs. If we believe you would be better off to replace the system, we’ll say so. This often depends on your gutter system’s age. If it’s over 8 or 10 years old, it may need replacing.

One of the main things we do at Joe Haffer Roofing is guttering. We install top quality Colorbond gutters. This is a high-end product made of stainless steel that has been coated to resist rust and damage. We design a gutter system that will give you many years of dependable service, including key elements like a box gutter with an emergency overflow. This prevents water from backing up and escaping into the roof area in those heavy rain storms.

At Joe Haffer – Adelaide Roofing, we are Roofing Professionals and have the tools, equipment and experience to install an excellent gutter system that will look and work perfectly. If you need some simple maintenance to your current gutters, we can handle that too. We’ve been around for many years and have great feedback from past customers. We work hard to ensure that everything is done to the highest standards.

As long-time members of the Adelaide community, Joe Haffer Roofing is proud to offer exceptional products and services that are fully guaranteed. We are professionals who take pride in their work. We would love to talk to you about Gutter Repairs & Replacement.