The Problem – Pergola Gutters
What good are pergola gutters if they leak rainwater? As time goes by, many homeowners are led to discover that covered pergola areas are not guaranteed to be waterproof 100% of the time. On the first incident of leakage, you may attribute it to heavy rains and strong downpours. As the steady flow of water streams down the wall, you probably think that this is understandable. But with the arrival of subsequent rainfall events, the water will damage your home—peeling paint, cracking ceiling fascias and rotting roof structures.
All around Australia, you will find so many beautiful residences enhanced with pergola gutters, verandahs or awnings. It is easy to see why they would be a welcome addition to any type of home. They offer a covering that is ideal in protecting outdoor furniture and plants from the elements, while crafting a perfect area for socialising with friends and family the whole year round.
How disappointing when you are entertaining and a big thunderstorm causes leaks in your outdoor area, and everyone has to go inside! How embarrasing!
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One of the most common problems with pergolas today is that they can cause real overflow issues at the point of attachment to the house. In these cases, more often than not, the water during heavy rainfall is directed to the gutter right over or next to your backdoor. This takes out the waterproof factor of your lovely outdoor covered area. The incorrect fall of conventional gutters enhances the problem.
Most pergola designs end up blocking the gutter, with the roofing sheets laid right over it. The thing is, gutters will still end up full of leaves, dust and other debris over time. In areas that are susceptible to fires, a collection of broken down leaves and stems can pose serious dangers to you and your family. Mixed with rainwater and worse, bird droppings, cleaning becomes a stress-filled, headache-inducing task. If you fail to clean your gutters, water will definitely overflow and can cascade into the eaves.
When constructing a pergola with roof structures, either make room for a gap or install brackets of some kind. If you need to consult a professional with your pergola roof systems installation, count on us EASY FALL™ Guttering Pty Ltd.
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Are leaking pergolas spoiling your outdoor entertainment area? If you have been searching for a low-maintenance solution to this particular guttering problem, the Easy Fall Guttering System is your best choice. Be it for wood, steel, vinyl, fiberglass or metal pergolas, our innovative product range addresses your every need.
Paul Axford has been solving these pergola and awning issues for many years, living up to EASY FALL’s motto, “We solve problems that others can’t.” We have the experience to solve the wide range of overflow issues that can occur between the pergola and the house, which affects your quality of outdoor living.
The next time you build a pergola, you won’t ever have to worry about leaking ever again.
Whether you need your existing gutters repaired or a brand-new guttering system installed, we’ve got you covered. Give our friendly team a call on 1800 897 444 or send them an email today.