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Reference Sydney Morning Herald 2-2-09
GUTTERS DO OVERFLOW
Gutters become blocked (due to leaf litter, tennis balls, hail or other
debris) or when the volume of water is too much for the system to handle.
The Building Code of Australia (BCA) states that storm water drainage systems are NOT designed to remove all of the water. So the roof drainage system is to be designed so that any overflow is prevented from flowing back into the building by installing appropriate continuous overflow measures.
The BCA warns that slotted gutters may be inadequate. Newcastle University testing has proved slotted gutters are insufficient as an overflow measure...
DON'T RISK IT!
Ceiling sagging, mould stains, blistering paint, wet walls and warping floorboards are normally thought to be caused by leaking roofs or rising damp. However, in most cases overflowing gutters are the cause, discharging water from the gutters into the eaves, wall cavities and ceiling spaces.
Even public buildings are not immune. Hail recently \blocked the gutters of Coonabarabran Hospital causing water to build up in the roof cavity which caused the ceiling to collapse.
"I'd say 99% of the ceiling collapses are caused by gutters overflowing inside the home. As soon as you get gutters overflowing there's a very big chance you'll get water inside your ceiling space," says John Butler for the SES 28-9-04.
Insurance companies will not cover loss or damage such as mould, rot, deterioration, wear and tear resulting from the installation of a non-compliant gutter system.
DO NOT let a non-compliant gutter system rob you of a legitimate claim for damages.