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If you’ve just moved into a new home and don’t know how old your guttering system is or if the winter has taken its toll it might be time to dust off the old ladder and have a look to see how they’re doing. If you notice any of the following 5 symptoms on your system it’s a sign your gutters aren’t quite up to scratch anymore:
1. Can you see any cracks on your gutters?
Cracks on your guttering system prevent the gutters from doing their job; cracks allow water to pass through and damage your home. Water damage can be costly to put right so make sure your gutters are doing their job.
2. Can you see any areas of clogging?
Gutters are bound to clog every now and then but sometimes clogging can indicate a crack that is collecting debris, improper installation or improper alignment. These can cause severe damage to your roof if not put right so if you suspect your clogging to be more than a few extra leaves call an expert to take a look.
3. Can you see any signs of rust?
Rust on the outside of your system likely indicates rust on the inside too; rusk weakens the structure and, if left untreated, will eventually break and leak, damaging your foundations along with it.
4. Are there any water marks below your gutters?
If you notice a constant wet patch or areas of mildew underneath your gutters they are probably leaking, the best thing to do is to get on the ladder and check for damage to the system, but remember: if in any doubt call in the professionals to do the dirty work.
5. Are they pulling away from your home?
Pulling away is never a good sign; they are either improperly attached to your home or are experiencing excessive clogging and the weight has pulled them away from the edge of your roof, it is a strong indication that they may need replacing.
At Cotswold Rainwater we offer a full domestic guttering service; our experienced team are on hand to offer you expert advice all over the South of England. To get a FREE quotation contact us today on 01865 821 096 or fill in our online contact form and a member of our team will be happy to get back to you.
We know our roofs need them, we also know that without them our homes are at risk of damage, but when it comes to the soffits and fascias, do you understand the reasons behind why they are so crucial? If not, then we at Cotswold Rainwater are here to make things a little clearer and ensure your roofs are solid throughout the year.
The elements are particularly harsh this time of year, but even in the summer months your home needs to be kept free from rain and wind. Soffits and fascias protect the roofline against the weather and remove the collection of water that can gather after a heavy downpour. They not only protect the outside of your property, but prevent water from seeping within the brickwork and causing damp.
There are many different ways to ensure that the appearance of your home remains in top condition and fascias are the perfect example of a small change that can make a big difference. Available in various materials, they are durable and strong, and not only match the colours of your guttering and/or windows; they are easily maintained, giving you one less thing to worry about.
Whether you are looking to save money now or in the future, having correctly fitted soffits and fascias will ensure that there are no structural mishaps with your roof that will cost you the earth. Tying in with the protection point, by investing in a roofer that can offer the best service for your needs, you will save money in the long run.
So, we hope this has allowed you to see the purpose of soffits and fascias within your roof and what they offer for your home. If you wish to enquire about any of our services, please don’t hesitate to call us directly or fill in our contact form.
The humble gutter performs an important task by collecting all of the rainwater that hits your roof and transporting it safely away from the building. This protects your foundations, your doors and windows and can even prevent flooding, so it is important to keep your guttering in good condition to be sure that it is functioning efficiently.
Your guttering should be cleaned regularly to remove any leaves and other debris that may cause a blockage. There are a few different pieces of equipment available that allow you to flush out your guttering from the safety of the ground, using extendable pipes and high pressure water jets.
If you intend to use the traditional approach of rubber gloves and a bucket of water, take extra care when climbing a ladder. Make sure you have the correct ladder for the job and always ask a friend or relative to come along in case you need another pair of hands. You should never attempt to climb onto the top two or three steps of a ladder, or reach out to either side. If in doubt, call on a professional.
If you spot early signs of leaks in your guttering then you may be able to apply a patch up job using caulk, which is available from DIY shops. However, if your guttering is badly dented or has developed holes, then you will need to consider replacement of some or all of the pipes.
Here at Cotswolds Rainwater Service we supply a range of gutter installation and repair services to both domestic and commercial customers. With over 30 years of experience throughout the South of England, we pride ourselves on our customer service and excellent workmanship.
We are happy to share our expertise and glad to provide advice on any rainwater service issues that you may have, so call us today on 01865 821 096 or fill in our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!
You may have noticed over the past few weeks that the change in weather may have impacted upon your property. With wind and rain, as well as the last few remaining leaves falling, the toll this may take on your gutters may become apparent, and for many businesses, the affect this can have is drastic.
If you have found this to be a problem, then we at Cotswold Rainwater are here to help. We offer various services that can prevent problems being incurred year on year to ensure that you have effective means of drainage. We offer the installation of Cast Iron, Cast Aluminium, Fascias & Soffits as well as much more to suit the needs of your property.
As a commercial business, you need to ensure your property is safe and sound, and this includes ensuring all of the guttering is securely and properly fitted; but how can this actually improve your property?
Firstly, water damage can cause massive structural damage so a correctly fitted gutter is an essential preventative. With our help you can rest assured that your brickwork is sound as well as the items inside staying safe from damp or mildew.
Secondly, the safety aspect is crucial for any commercial premises. You are safe in the knowledge that newly installed and maintained guttering will be safer than that which is perhaps coming loose or falling form the sides. Again, this is a service we a Cotswold Rainwater can help with to ensure that mishaps are prevented.
And lastly, guttering can really improve the aesthetics of your premises. Some may not see this as a massive reason to replace their guttering, however if you are looking to sell or rent out the premises this can create a massive appeal to potential buyers.
So, if you requiring the help of us at Cotswold Rainwater for your guttering in Oxford for surrounding areas, then please get in touch either via our phone number or our online contact form and we will be in touch.