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Top 4 Frequently Asked Questions About Gutters and Fascia

Wednesday 27 2019

Top 4 Frequently Asked Questions About Gutters and Fascia

Wednesday 27 2019

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Gutters play an important role in protecting your home from the elements, and fascia an important role in the functioning of the gutter and the look of your home.

More than just an aesthetic, your home’s fascia allows for sturdy and long-lasting attachment of your gutters to your roof. Proper routing of rainfall through your home’s gutters and downspouts helps preserve the soil and foundation around the base of your house, protects your landscaping and prevents water damage inside of your home or roof.

At Custom Spouting and Fascia we receive a lot of really important questions from homeowners regarding gutters, spouting and fascia boards.

Today we will be answering our top 4 frequently asked questions to help you make the best decisions for your home’s rainwater needs.

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1. How Long Will My Gutters Last?

With proper maintenance and high-quality materials, your gutters should last from at least 20 years all the way to nearly 40. Choosing a high-quality gutter material is key to maximising longevity, but regular maintenance is also an important factor as standing water from inadequate drainage can lead to mould growth or sagging or collapsing gutters, which will cut down on your gutter’s effective lifespan.

It’s a good idea to do a visual check of your gutters a few times a year, keeping an eye out for signs of damage, such as cracks, broken fasteners, sagging or drooping, or even sections of gutter that are separating from your roof’s fascia, which might mean you should be thinking about replacing your gutters. 

If you live in a region with significant rainfall or other forms of extreme weather, consult the team at Custom Fascia and Spouting here to find out what gutters and fascia are best suited for your area and how often you should check them per year.

2. How Do I Maintain My Gutters and Spouting?

Regular cleaning is the most important part of the maintenance required by your gutters. Your gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year or more, depending on the types of trees that are nearby.

If your yard features a lot of tall trees, especially pine trees, you should keep an eye on how well your gutters are draining. Leaf clutter and other debris contribute to inadequate flow through a gutter, which will decrease its overall effectiveness and cause unnecessary wear and tear.

Clearing your gutters of debris allows for the proper flow of rainwater and will discourage the growth of mould or moss and prevents insects and other pests from moving in. Cleaning your gutters can be a daunting task, and it is recommended that homeowners find a trusted professional who can do it safely and effectively.

3. Can I Match My Gutters and Fascia to My Home?

Modern gutter and fascia materials come in a myriad of different colours and can be painted to match your roof or siding. In addition, there are several different styles of gutter and fascia for those who may be looking for a less obvious gutter system for their home.

Replacing your gutters and fascia at the same time as the roof can ensure a proper fit and integration between the roof, gutter, and fascia, and is a great opportunity to match the colour and styles of the three systems.

Selecting the right fascia is a critical design choice and it is important to make sure that you like the colour and style of your gutters, as they should last for many years.

4. Will My Gutters Last in New Zealand’s Climate?

Gutters have come a long way since the wooden or stone troughs of history. Our modern products are designed and engineered to meet the requirements of all four seasons of the New Zealand climate.

By combining high-quality materials with professional installation, you can be assured that your gutters will withstand wind, rain, and snow, even in the roughest, coldest months of winter.

As we mentioned earlier, it is also incredibly important for you to provide proper maintenance to your gutters, but if you do your part then you should expect to enjoy the benefits of well-installed gutters for years to come.

Did We Miss Your Burning Questions on Gutters or Fascia?

Please contact us and one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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