Looking for some expert advice on guttering and roof repairs? You’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common problems that occur with gutters and roofs and provide you with some tips on how to fix them.
What is guttering?
Gutters catch rainwater and direct the flow into the downpipe, towards a drain. All gutters are levelled and they have a slight angle or fall to prevent water from pooling. This will lead to overflowing gutters, which can cause other issues.
One of the most common problems that occur with gutters is that they become clogged with leaves and other debris. This can cause water to back up into your home, which can lead to serious damage. Gutters can also start to leak when not cleaned regularly. During the colder months, the pooled water freezes and expands, damaging the gutter.
To prevent this from happening, it’s important to clean your gutters on a regular basis. You can do this yourself, or you can hire a professional to do it for you. Either way, it’s important to make sure that your gutters are free from debris so that they can properly drain water away from your home.
Types of gutters
There are many styles of guttering available. The most common materials are UPVC and metal (cast iron or copper). UPVC gutters are low budget and low maintenance. They don’t rot, or discolour, nor will they need painting. You can even get them with a cast iron look.
Cast iron guttering is more commonly used on older and period style buildings. They require more maintenance compared to UPVC and they can rust over time. Copper, however, is corrosion resistant and very popular in Europe. It can become toxic in sufficient conventrations, so it shouldn’t be used when harvesting drinking water.
Another common problem that occurs with roofs is leaks. Leaks can be caused by a variety of things, such as cracked tiles or missing shingles. If you notice a leak in your roof, it’s important to get it fixed as soon as possible. Otherwise, the water can cause serious damage to your home. To repair a leak, you’ll need to find the source of the leak and then patch or replace the damaged area.
If you’re not sure how to fix a particular problem with your guttering or roof, there are a few resources that can help you out. You can check out some do-it-yourself guides online, or you can consult with a professional guttering or roofing contractor. Either way, it’s important to get the help you need so that you can keep your gutters and roof in good condition.
LC Joinery and Roofing are experienced in guttering and roof repairs in Edinburgh and Central Scotland. All our work is guaranteed. We are a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, the Federation of Master Builders, the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme, and a Which? Trusted Trader and a licensed asbestos removal contractor. Take a look at our portfolio here.
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