Guttering Repair Services In Fife, Edinburgh And Dundee
Guttering is an essential part of your property to keep maintained, your guttering takes the full force of rain and debris from your roof and to be able to continue doing this the guttering on your property should be kept clean and clear.
We are widely known as an expert gutter maintenance and roofing company, and we can repair or replace guttering to any property in Fife, Edinburgh and Dundee.
If you need gutter repairs or guttering cleared you should contact us today.
Cleaning your guttering is vitally essential, your guttering protects your roof edge and walls from the full extent of the rainwater running from your roof.
If you allow your gutters to become blocked or leak, water can build up and run over the edge, causing internal problems to roofline and dampness to external and internal walls.
If your gutters need to be cleaned in Fife, Edinburgh or Dundee get in touch with us today.
Industrial Guttering Maintenance
If your industrial or commercial roof guttering is blocked or leaking or you want an annual guttering or roof inspection anywhere in Fife, Edinburgh or Dundee, get in touch today.
By leaving your guttering blocked on your industrial unit, you are risking significant damage to your roof and walls, not to mention the inconvenience of upsetting the day to day running of your business.
We can annually maintain and clear your guttering and make sure you never have the worry of leaking gutters or a leaking roof.
Below are some of the main issues with guttering problems, take your time to read over this vital information and get in touch if you need some more free advice or a quotation.
1. Sagging Guttering
If you allow your gutters to become clogged up with debris like leaves, twigs, and standing water, overflowing water isn’t the only problem you’ll have. The stress and weight from this debris can also cause gutters to sag or bend. This is usually caused by loose brackets (the fittings that secure the gutters to the house), which pull out when they can’t hold the extra weight. You can often fix this by simply tightening the screws again, but it could also be caused by the fixings being spaced too far apart. In this case, you’ll need to install new ones, ensuring that they’re close enough together, they should be set at 600mm spaced centres.
2. Leaks and Holes
If you notice an outlet of water pouring down from the middle of your gutters, your gutters have likely sprung a leak. Leaks can happen pretty easily and are usually pretty simple to repair. You can use a gutter sealant to seal the joints to repair leaky areas, while larger holes will need to be patched. Gutter repair kits are easily found at most builders’ merchants, and are easy enough to use. Just make sure that when you’re repairing a hole, you’re using the same material as the gutter to repair it—using a different material can cause erosion. Also, be aware of safety issues as your guttering will usually be at a good height from the ground.
3. Damaged Guttering
Gutter damage can also happen in other ways. The main culprit being the weather. During heavy rain or winds, gutters can be knocked down or damaged. In this case, fixing them might be as simple as realigning them, or you might need to replace certain parts. In this case, there’s not much you can do to prevent it, other than making sure your gutters are correctly installed and aren’t already loose.
4. Improperly Aligned Gutters
For water to flow correctly, gutters need to be run correctly. The slope should sit at the correct angle, which is at least a quarter-inch for every 3 metres of the gutter. If you think your gutters might not be running correctly, it’s easy to tell. Ask if your local roofer can get up on a ladder after heavy rain; if they see standing water, you’ll likely need to adjust the run. Sometimes this is as easy as bending it into place, but you might need to reinstall the fixings, which is a much bigger job.
5. Incorrect Guttering
Some properties don’t have the correct gutters at all, which can cause all sorts of problems. It’s essential to have a proper system in place to help prevent damage to your roofline and foundation during heavy rain. If you need new gutters, it’s best to get them professionally installed. Doing so will help you avoid most of the common problems we discussed above. As for the type of gutters to choose, plastic is a great choice. If you maintain them properly, they can last forever.
If you need a quote on any guttering work in Fife, Edinburgh or Dundee fill in our form below, and we will be in touch ASAP.