As spring approaches and the April showers get closer it is important to ensure that your gutters are clear and undamaged.
Blocked or damaged gutters may cause:
- Damage to exterior walls as over time water gushing down a wall will damage brick and render
- Damp issues inside the property as water may penetrate damaged brick, render, and through the edge of the roof and eaves – this is a common cause of leaks from roofs
- Excess water collection around the property as water is not flowing away to the drains depending on what is below the damaged gutter
- Damage to the ground below – don’t underestimate the power of flowing water to excavate cement and especially pointing between patio tiles
Gutters quickly become clogged with leaves and debris and it is worthwhile acquiring the services of a roofing specialist to clear out your gutters each year around November time.
A reputable roofer will clear gutters for a reasonable cost and this will ensure you do not encounter problems later on when the weather gets colder and wetter.
While your roofer is clearing your gutters he can also inspect your roof for dislodged tiles, cracked flashing and loose mortar, all of which are the most common issues with roof leaks and water damage inside properties.
A little investment in some routine maintenance will save you hundreds or even thousands in the long run and is money well spent.
We have local, professional, reputable roofers all over the UK at very competitive prices and we cover everything with The NEG guarantee.
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A simple visual inspection of your gutters from the ground should be able to identify obvious issues, without getting up on a ladder.
Here’s what to look for:
- The most obvious sign of issues is water escaping form the gutters when it rains. Take a quick look next time and make sure water is not overflowing from the gutters
- Gutters may become misshapen and drop and you will see a dip in the level, which allows water to escape
- Joints may become disconnected – you may see a gap where the sections of gutter join
- Clips may break and the gutter may drop – you will see the drop in level
- Cast iron gutters corrode over time and you may see holes in the gutter
- Tiles become dislodged and slip, landing in the gutters and sometimes causing cracks or holes in the gutters