Although it’s not the most glamorous of home improvements, gutter repairs are incredibly vital for the integrity of your home. Even if it may not seem a priority at the time, if you put off repairs for too long it can cause flooding, foundation problems and damp. So how do you know you need gutter repairs?
How do I know I need gutter repairs?
Even if it may not seem a priority at the time, if you put off repairs for too long it can cause flooding, foundation problems and damp. So how do you know you need gutter repairs?
- You can hear a drip whenever it rains.
- Guttering sections are separating from each other
- You notice water damage on the exterior or interior walls
- There are plants/weeds or growing out of your guttering or a tree nearby has been leaning on your guttering
- You notice a sagging
Storms and bad weather can cause many issues to your guttering, and here in the UK we have plenty of that! Depending on the problem, you can either have minor gutter repairs or a full guttering replacement. You should check your gutters around twice a year to ensure they are working correctly and aren’t damaged, it’s incredibly common to find bird nests in your guttering that block up drainage.
New guttering is also a great way to generally spruce up your home. What’s the point in spending a lot of time and money painting your front door, grabbing some new windows and jet cleaning your pathways only to leave your guttering falling off and cracking? The main two guttering types are uPVC guttering and cast-iron guttering. What you choose all depends on your price limit and property; cast-iron guttering tends to be more expensive, yet more durable, uPVC is cheaper and won’t corrode, but won’t last as long.
Where can I get gutter repairs from?
Make sure you speak to an expert when you are having gutter repairs, as a bad job can cause even more problems to your home. Whether you need a whole new guttering system or just some minor gutter repairs Midlands RFG have got your back… and your roof. Get in touch today.