The best gutter repair and replacement services in Canberra

Join the conversation
person fixing gutters on a house roof

What are the best gutter repair and replacement services in Canberra? Photo: File.

Perhaps you are mid-way through a renovation in Deakin or the gleaming owner of a newly purchased family home in Duffy? Maybe you noticed that the recent downpour ended up everywhere but the pipes?

Regardless of what has brought you here, chances are that you are need of a swift gutter repair or even a replacement. Think you can do it yourself? Think again my friend!

Gutters are more important than you may indeed realise. Effective guttering systems are essential for maintaining the structural integrity of your home and preventing expensive damages.

Without them, water would literally run straight off the roof making its way into walls, windows, and eroding foundations. Poorly maintained gutters are tinder deposits posing serious fire hazards, and sub-standard installations are fraught with issues.

Add to that the need for licensing and adherence to building codes and you will quickly realise that this job is best left in the hands of the professionals. Now, where to find them?

With the market awash with moonlighting handymen finding a qualified and reputable service is ever more important. Fortunately, we have rounded up the best gutter repair and replacement services in the Canberra region. Read on below to find out more!

What makes a great gutter repair and replacement service?

The best gutter repair and replacement services take their work seriously. They understand that more is at stake than some light runoff. As such they accept nothing less than the highest professional and safety standards to keep your downpipes flowing freely. Here is what we think separates the best from the rest:

  • Qualified & licensed. As guttering is hazardous work there are a few things to keep in mind with qualifications and licensing. Firstly, gutter installers within the ACT must hold a class D building license issued the by the ACT Planning and Land Authority. Secondly, installers can also require a high risk work license issued by Worksafe ACT, along with a white card. As for qualifications, the prerequisite is a certificate III in Roof Plumbing. Finally, be mindful that guttering is subject to several building codes and standards. For a professional finish that is also compliant ensure your trade has the appropriate credentials.
  • Insured. Any vertical work is serious business in terms of safety. Scaffolding and ladders present hazard risks, particularly when navigating upper stories and restricted spaces. As such, only contract those services with an appropriate level of public liability insurance. This will ensure any accidents are covered appropriately, providing peace of mind for you as the buyer.
  • Reputable products & parts. Great gutter repair and replacement services will use the best parts and premium products. To maximise your gutters lifespan ensure your contractor uses the appropriate materials from reputable brands. Using quality fittings the first time around will prevent costly repairs due to substandard parts and installation. Remember, failed gutter systems can cause serious water issues around foundations, walls, windows, and ceilings. So, heed the importance of quality to mitigate these costly damages.
  • Clear contracts. As with most trades, it pays to invest some time obtaining quotes from various contractors. These quotes should stipulate all the detail you need to assess the quality of products, and of course workmanship. Ask about the type of material included and whether the gutters are seamless. Also confirm what will be used to attach the gutters and the types of finishes on corners. These small details should be answered easily and included on the contract for transparency.
  • Warranties & after care. Contractors who offer product warranties and workmanship guarantees are head and shoulders above the rest. So, services that are prepared to back their offer in writing are absolutely worth considering. Moreover, contractors who offer after care services like repairs and maintenance allow you to conveniently shop under the one roof.

The best gutter repair and replacement services in Canberra

Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Leaky Roof

Leaky Roof specialises in quality, dependable gutter repairs and replacements, protecting properties from water damage. This Canberra-run, family-owned business has a reliable and experienced team with expertise in keeping homes safe and dry with excellent installation and repair services.

The team advises on the significant damage that can occur when gutters are damaged or incorrectly installed. This includes water damage, foundation damage, pests, health hazards, and safety hazards. Poor-quality gutters also decrease property value.

Leaky Roof works with aluminium and steel materials, durable for any size of roof. Professional installation protects properties for years to come and saves owners on maintenance.

With over 30 years of experience, Leaky Roof delivers the best service. From the initial first contact, clients speak to a transparent team that accommodates all needs and delivers best-practice workmanship.

Leaky Roof has been recognised for their hard work, winning Business of the Year and Outstanding Service & Trade at the 2023 Local Business Awards for Canberra Region.

Paul Scherr wrote on Google, “Leaky Roof’s inspection was prompt … The installation team turned up on time and just got on with it.”

Agile Roofing

With a reputation as one of Canberra’s best roofing companies, Agile Roofing ticks all the boxes with professional, affordable and high-quality gutter and fascia replacement and repair services, with the finish guaranteed every time.

Each job begins with an initial inspection, followed by a detailed quote. Agile Roofing then carefully removes existing gutters and downpipes so they do not collapse. New gutters are mounted using external straps and clips. Downpipes and rainwater heads are installed with precision.

Agile Roofing uses the best products by the biggest brands for fascia, downpipe and gutter services. With over 20 years of experience, expert roof plumbers provide solutions to reinvigorate the most dated gutters, whether mounted or metal fascia, working as quickly as possible.

Fully qualified and insured, customers are in safe hands. Free measure and quotes. No call-out fees.

Kelson Zin wrote on Google, “Had my metal roof and gutters replaced(from corrugated to Trimdek) …just before ACT Lockdown … and they did an amazing job.”

MC Roofing & Guttering

Locally owned and operated, MC Roofing & Guttering have been servicing Canberra and surrounds for over 15 years. Specialising in the maintenance and replacement services for tiled and metal roofs, they also work offer comprehensive gutter repairs and installations.

They are fully licensed, accredited, and insured and pride themselves on being the dependable experts that clients can rely on. With a two-year workmanship warranty and clean operation promise this team is hard to beat.

Laurence Buchanan shared this great feedback on Google, Very good tradesman, good price. Did gutter replacement, metal fascia, leaf guard, fixed leaks, repairs to roof, great work.”

Look Up Roof Restoration

A family owned and operated business, Look Up Roof Restoration is directed by Canberra local Keven Brown. With over thirty years in business, they have been restoring tile and metal roofs with expert care and quality craftsmanship.

Whether you’re seeking to repair or replace a guttering system Look Up Roof Restoration will ensure that works are completed on time and on budget. Their qualified, licensed, and insured team will be the safe hands you need to bring your gutters back to life.

Christine Russell shared her review on Look Up Roof Restoration on Google, Thank you Kevin, Daniel & crew for an amazing job. We had all our fascia, gutters, down pipes replaced along with ridge capping repaired then sealed & repainted. We’re very happy with the end result, the boys were lovely & very professional. Highly recommended!”

Action Roof Repairs & Restorations

Locally owned and operated, Action Roof Repairs & Restorations entered the market aiming to provide an unmatched solution in terms of price and quality. Decades on, their mantra of delivering on everything as promised has seen over 850 satisfied customers and counting.

Their licensed and skilled team are experienced in all products and materials with no job being to grand or small. Whether selected for gutter repairs of installation you can rest assured of the finest products, skilled craftsmanship, and outstanding service every time.

Dianne Pearson shared her thoughts on Google, I had a persistent leak in my two storey home that needed a roof repair fast after the last downpour we had. They responded quickly and came out to give me a measure and quote the very next day. Very happy with the professionalism of this company and I would highly recommend them if you need any roofing work done around Canberra.”

AVC Roof Plumbing

Owner operator Andrew Cousins is a licensed roof plumber who has been reconditioning Canberra’s rooftops for over ten years. From replacing gutters, fascia and flashings, to complete roof replacements their specialised expertise can assist with your roofing needs.

Whether you need new gutters and downpipes, fascia covers or roof repairs, AVC Roof Plumbing work hard to deliver tailored solutions that meet needs and budgets. They can also provide a one-off gutter cleaning service or scheduled maintenance at competitive rates.

Annette Vincent shared this review on Google, Andrew fixed a difficult problem with my box gutter and other general repairs to my roof. Communication was great, the work quality is excellent and good value. I'm happy to recommend AVC Roofing, I would certainly use them again.”

If you’re looking for more information on repairs services in Canberra, you might like our article on the best roof repairs, the best garage door repair specialists, the best drain relining services, or the best builders and renovators Canberra has to offer.

Your experience with gutter repair and replacement services in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the gutter repair and replacement services listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need new gutters?

When gutters are cracked, split, sagging, rusting, or damaged by water and mildew it may be time to replace them. Some damage can of course be repaired, however serious structural problems are better deal with replacement to ensure longevity and proper function.

How much does gutter replacement cost?

The price of gutter replacement depends on various factors including material type, amount needed, degree of access, and whether ancillary items like downpipes, fascia, and fixings are included. Professionally replaced gutters will also include installation costs. Typically, gutter replacement costs from $40 per lineal metre for PVC products up to $150+ for lineal metre for steel. Not these costs are for gutters only and exclude installation and costs for other materials.

What materials are gutters made of?

The most common materials for gutters are PVC, aluminium, colour coated aluminium, stainless steel, and copper.

What is the lifespan of guttering?

In general terms, the life expectancy of gutters ranges from 15 years to 30 years and more. Lifespan will depend on the material of construction, frequency of cleaning and maintenance, and of course climate and surrounding environment.

How often should gutters be cleaned?

Some professional advice suggests that gutters should be cleaned bi-annually to ensure optimum use. Those who reside in high rainfall areas or in close proximity to trees may find that gutter cleaned is required more frequently.

Join the conversation

All Comments
  • All Comments
  • Website Comments

Used AVC Roof Plumbing to replace guttering. Great crew. Cheerful, polite, conscientious, skilled and reliable. Highly recommended.

my partner and i had React do OUR guttering AND Colourbond fascias to help restore crumbling timber fascias along with other exposed woodwork, AS WELL AS they did a good fantastic job. MY PERSONAL house \’m built, after that extended, coming from a great owner-builder that didn’t understand what a good instantly line was, AND that used almost all sorts connected with second-hand material inside just about all some other sizes. zero 3 pieces regarding fascia were your own same. React put for the extra operate IN ADDITION TO date to make sure every thing fitted IN ADDITION TO matched up, even put throughout excess large guttering AND downpipe to the flat-roof garage consequently That couldn’t overflow (not portion of your original job) AND worked overtime for getting your own excess run performed for the original schedule..

I cannot recommend Canberra Roof and Gutter/s. Wayne Kelly promised the earth when quoting but it turned out to be a lot of money for just a few hours work. He didn’t fix a gutter leak even though it was included in the quote. Communication is non existent with many unreturned phone calls, and also a number of no shows when he said he would be here. An unsatisfactory and expensive experience.

R. Slicker said :

I am upset that React Roofing has started new TV ads with an animated character replacing that horny dude who was in the ads up till now. Please React (and you’ve advertised on this site in the past) get him back on TV ASAP!

The devil was advertising for them??

I am upset that React Roofing has started new TV ads with an animated character replacing that horny dude who was in the ads up till now. Please React (and you’ve advertised on this site in the past) get him back on TV ASAP!

Resurrecting this thread to see if anyone has any other recommendations. I did contact all top and got a quote. Kane seemed very competent and straightforward but, as we are looking at a sizeable chunk of change, I would like to get a second quote before going ahead with it.

Anyone have any other recommendations for high-quality, reputable roofers?

We had React do our guttering and Colourbond fascias to restore crumbling timber fascias and other exposed woodwork, and they did a fantastic job. Our house was built, then extended, by an owner-builder who didn’t know what a straight line was, and who used all sorts of second-hand material in all different sizes. No two pieces of fascia were the same. React put in the extra work and time to make sure every thing fitted and matched up, even put in extra large guttering and downpipe on the flat-roof garage so it couldn’t overflow (not part of the original job) and worked overtime to get the extra work done to the original schedule.

Not the cheapest quote, but I’m glad we chose them because they stopped and consulted about how to fix the problems as soon as they became evident, and worked out solutions within budget rather than just asking for more money.

They also repointed the roof, replaced dozens of broken tiles and painted it. Also well.done

React are the Supercheap Auto of the roofing world.

i’ve used alltop roofing for repointing, replacing broken tiles, repairing flashing and doing new gutters and installing gutter guard. extremely competitive pricing and top quality work. can’t recommend them any more highly!

Wow, thanks for the quick responses, fantastic. Will give all top roofing a shot with a quote and see how it comes out. It seems that they were getting good vibes in previous posts as well.

Jungle Jim said :

I personally wouldn’t recommend Quality A Must. Seemed very disorganised when prepping for a fairly simply gutter replacement at my place and even decided to just show up one day and drop the materials out the front, without telling us, before we’d even agreed to an installation date.

Getting a formal quote out of them, rather than just an arbitrary number on the back of a business card, was equally as hard.

Ditto, plus broken tiles and ridge capping.

That’s a bit lazy! We got our gutters and roof replaced with Colourbond last year. We went straight to RA and found lots of praise for All Top Roofing in the old threads.

It was spot on. They were helpful, reliable, accommodating, much cheaper, and helped us with insulation, ceilings and the installation of a solar hot water system too. Give Kane a call, lovely guy.

I personally wouldn’t recommend Quality A Must. Seemed very disorganised when prepping for a fairly simply gutter replacement at my place and even decided to just show up one day and drop the materials out the front, without telling us, before we’d even agreed to an installation date.

Getting a formal quote out of them, rather than just an arbitrary number on the back of a business card, was equally as hard.

These type of things aggravate my wife, so in turn make my life less enjoyable. I won’t be using them again.

That being said, the quality of their work seems to be holding up, for what it’s worth.

Daily Digest

Want the best Canberra news delivered daily? Every day we package the most popular Riotact stories and send them straight to your inbox. Sign-up now for trusted local news that will never be behind a paywall.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Region Group's terms and conditions and privacy policy.