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.
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!”
Locally owned and operated, Acton 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.”
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.”
Whether you need your existing gutters repaired or an entirely new set of gutters installed, LGM Maintenance is there to help. The team behind LGM Maintenance are roofing experts and are comfortable and confident in delivering a comprehensive range of roofing services – gutters included. Boasting more than 25 years of experience, their gutter specialists are a fantastic option for your upcoming gutter repair or replacement project.
Ross Henderson shared this great review on Google, “Over the past few years, Leon has renovated various parts of our roof, from re-bedding the ridge capping to replacing all of the guttering and other minor repairs in between. His work has always been of the highest quality and he always discusses each job in detail with us. He is extremely reliable and communicative and really makes us feel ‘looked after’. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Leon and will certainly be calling on him in the future for general roof/gutter maintenance.”
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, ACV 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.
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