What problems can arise from the use of concrete guttering?
There are many different types of finlock guttering, which is also known as concrete guttering. The use of concrete guttering can add a permanent and somewhat grand look to a property, and offer durability and resilience that you can not get with other guttering materials. However, the use of concrete rather than plastic or iron is not without its problems. Concrete can weather and crack, although this takes far longer than other materials. More commonly, concrete gutters can shift as the house settles, leaving slight gaps between the guttering and the wall. This can transmit dampness through the wall, leaving damp patches both inside and out. Over time, concrete gutters can sag, too, particularly over windows and doors, causing entry and exit problems.
How do you fix the problems associated with concrete guttering?
In most cases, there are no short cuts to repairing damaged or misaligned concrete guttering. Most of the time, the only real long term solution is to remove any damaged guttering, taking back roof tiles as well, then ensuring that the guttering is either re-applied or replaced properly. Where sagging has occurred, lintels may need to be installed over doors and windows. Whilst this may seem like an extreme amount of work, it is the only way to deal with the underlying problems – simply laying gutter lining does not solve the problem, it only reduces or delays it.
Who can you trust to repair or replace your concrete guttering?
Fascias 4 You are experts at all kinds of roofing, guttering and fascia installation, replacement and repair. They have a specialism in concrete guttering and have many years of experience in mending or installing concrete gutters and doing it properly. For more information, visit their website at www.fascias4you.co.uk
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