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Whether it’s your home, business or a mixture of both, the guttering system is one of the most important aspects. The state of your guttering can either keep you warm and dry and your property in excellent condition, or cause you discomfort, damage the building and drain your bank account.
Old or badly fitting gutters, can lead to leaks and long term damp problems, which is why inspection and maintenance prior to issues appearing are so crucial. Unfortunately many people make the mistake of only acting once a problem becomes evident, and is often harder to deal with. Gutters take a lot of stick, especially during the winter months with wind, rain, snow and ice. These conditions can result in leaves, twigs, stones and other debris ending up in your gutters effectively blocking them.
A blockage in this case means that rain water will simply flow over the sides of the gutters, instead of being channelled in the correct way to the nearest outlet. This type of overflow can damage the exterior of the building such as walls, windows, foundations etc. Debris will also add weight, creating issues such as fittings and fixtures loosening or breaking away.
Old, worn and shabby gutters, fascias and soffits will detract from any décor or modifications to the outside of your house, shop or business premises, and in the case of the latter two, may affect customer confidence. In the case of the retail sector, any hint of water seepage and the subsequent dampness can be extremely expensive, as goods for sale could be tarnished and need to be discarded. Would you stay in a shop that smelt of mould?
A new guttering system will provide a long lasting and functional solution to these problems, and can be pretty cost effective. They also come in a range of styles and colours to perfectly match your building.