Domestic guttering is often something we take for granted, but it is an integral part of every home. Normally, when guttering works right, we never even notice it, but when it breaks or is poorly maintained it definitely shows. If your house has no guttering at all or it is poorly maintained, rainwater can wreak havoc on your home. As anyone who lives in the UK knows, rain can come during all seasons in varying amounts, so it’s really important you make sure your guttering is well maintained to prevent damage to your home.
The benefits of gutters
The importance of guttering cannot be overrated, so you need to make sure it’s properly installed and maintained. Fortunately, building officials have recognised this and all new houses are required to have gutters installed. Gutters are important not just for cosmetic reasons as you may think, but also structural reasons too.
Guttering means that the soil around the house is stabilised so that there are no issues with the foundations. It also prevents flooding under houses and in basements, if your house has one, and also preserves any landscaping or turf you may have around your house.
The cosmetic reasons for installing and maintaining guttering are also important though. Guttering prevents damage to the side of the house and staining on the brick or paint. It can also help to preserve the path or patio outside your house if you have either of those. Finally, by keeping water away from the side of your house, guttering can preserve exterior doors, especially those made of wood.
Unfortunately, to receive all the benefits of guttering means putting in the time. You need to make sure your gutters are properly maintained and in good working order. Most people don’t clean their gutters out regularly enough. If when you go to clean out your gutters you’re scooping out lots of debris, then you’ve definitely left it too long. You should clean out the leaves that fall into your gutters at least twice a year, but it really depends on where your house is. Clearly, if your house is right next to a lot of trees, you’re going to have to clean them out more often.
What are the benefits of properly maintaining your gutters though? Well, below are just a few of the reasons why you should make sure you clean them out regularly.
- Leaves block the gutters causing water to overflow them, rendering your gutters useless.
- Insects can bread in any stagnant water & debris that collects in your gutters.
- Poor maintenance can lead to cracks and leaks in your guttering, so you might have to replace the whole lot, this can cost a lot more money in the long run.
Why use Gutter Maintenance UK?
Sometimes gutter maintenance can require some expertise, and can also be quite a daunting job. Fortunately, there are companies which specialise in gutter fitting, repair, and maintenance. Gutter Maintenance UK has a wealth of experience in both domestic and commercial guttering, including various different types of guttering. From PVC to Finlock, we’ve got it covered. We’ve established a great reputation and seek to maintain a high standard of gutter installation and maintenance. Whether your house is a new build or a period property, we can help fit and maintain your guttering so it’s in keeping with the rest of your home. We also use the best products, so you can be sure that your guttering will last for main years to come.
If it’s a repair you’re looking for, we’ll always give you honest advice as to whether a repair or replacement is required and always tot to work out a low-cost solution for you. We believe a low-cost solution doesn’t have to mean low quality materials though, and will always make sure your guttering will last for years to come after we’ve installed it.
So if you think your guttering/fascia/soffits needs a bit of maintenance, repair, or in fact needs to be completely replaced, give us a call. We’re always happy to offer advice and share some of our extensive experience, we can help make sure your domestic guttering is in the best shape possible. As previously said, the importance of guttering if often overlooked, but really can’t be overstated. If you hadn’t thought about the state of your home’s guttering before now, maybe now’s the time to get outside and take a peek!
We carry out regular maintenance contracts to rainwater systems, cleaning and repairing and replacing where necessary.
Working on all types of building
Department of Environment, Local Authorities, Hospital Groups, University and College Buildings, Churches, Farms and more.
We provide a range of PVC, Aluminium and Cast Iron Guttering, we offer bespoke guttering to fit any building design.
We also offer a specialist fabrication service for specialist profiles.