Guttering Specialists in Fife and Edinburgh | Gutter Repairs Fife and Edinburgh
The main purpose of a rain gutter is to protect a building’s foundation by channeling water away from its base.
The gutter also helps to reduce erosion; prevents leaks in basements and crawl spaces; protects painted or stained surfaces by reducing exposure to water; and provides a means to collect rainwater.
A downpipe is connected to the running outlet section of the guttering carrying the water to the base of the property to drain away. It is important to clean guttering to reduce the risk of blocked down pipes and blocked drains.
Our services offer gutter repairs and complete new gutters and downpipes consisting of pvc, traditional, cast iron, galvanised steel guttering and lead guttering / gullies.
PVC Guttering Repair | PVC Guttering Replacement
PVC guttering is very common these days. It is a cheaper option and is maintenance free.
We offer a range of PVC guttering from a basic half-round gutter to a deep flow gutter that has a bigger rain capacity. For a more aesthetically pleasing option, you can have ogee guttering.
We also offer traditional cast guttering, again in various styles from half-round cast in different sizes to a Victorian ogee guttering.
There are various options including alucast materials and lightweight materials if required.
If you are looking for new guttering then contact us today.
Leaking and Overflowing Gutters
- Walls will likely be damp, stained or slimy, while white ‘tide marks’ and perhaps green mould stains at joints may be evident, too.
- Puddles to the ground below are a possibility.
- Inside, a damp smell may pervade and mould on interior plasterwork and/or blown plaster are signs.
The most likely cause is simply down to blocked gutters. Or downpipe causes the water to back up and overflow.
Other causes include:
- poorly aligned gutters set to an insufficient fall
- localised sagging or damage – there may not be a sufficient number of downpipes for gutters to efficiently discharge to.
- wet, stained or slimy external walls
- puddles to the ground below
- apparent ‘rising damp’ or damp patches in rooms
- white ‘tide marks’ on internal plasterwork
- blown plaster and mould on walls, not to mention damp smells.
There are a number of reasons why downpipes leak.
- They sometimes become blocked and start overflowing at a joint.
- They may have split, cracked, or become dislodged.
- Cast iron pipes may have rusted through, discharging water straight on to the wall.
- If water in a blocked cast iron downpipe freezes, it is likely to expand and split the pipe, saturating the wall to which it is fixed.
- PVCu downpipes can be vulnerable to impact damage.
Get in touch with us today for a quote!