Why Replace Guttering?
Guttering and general roof drainage systems are vital to any buildings long-term future. C. Stevens Roofing are recognised for their expertise and quality in fitting guttering systems. C. Stevens Roofing guarantee to deliver a first class drainage solution at a competitive price.
Defective rainwater guttering and pipe work can be the source of many sorts of damp problems in the structure of a building. The guttering and associated pipe work are designed to carry rainwater away from a building, if they are not properly maintained, the water can run down the outside wall, eventually causing damage within the structure, ruining the decoration and/or causing mould growth.
It is important to keep the guttering and pipe work in good repair. The best time to have work carried out on the gutters is in the late autumn, after all the leaves have fallen - so you can clean them out of the guttering before they cause over winter problems. Often problems are only apparent while it is raining, so keep a lookout whenever it is raining for any rain water leaking from the gutters or running where it should not. If you notice any major leaks at any time of the year, treat the repair as a priority.
Why UPVC Guttering?
PVC gutters are made from unplasticized polyvinyl chloride. The sections and fittings are lighter, easy to fix and do not require painting. Half round, square and ogee profile guttering and fittings are available. An ogee is a half-round adaptor used to join gutters of different profiles. Square gutters have a much greater capacity for carrying water than the half-round type.
If you need to replace part of the cast iron gutter, there are adaptors available to connect new PVC guttering to either half round or square cast iron guttering. It is important to replace any guttering with a type using a similar size channel. When the guttering is installed, its size is calculated to deal with the amount of water likely to come off the roof during a period of heavy rain.
If you choose a smaller channel of gutter, you could experience overflowing water damage at times of heavy rain. Larger channels are not a problem, but will be extra unnecessary cost. Most domestic rainwater installations use 100mm (4 inch) gutter widths and 62.5mm (2½ inch) down pipes. There should be a slight slope on the guttering leading to the down pipes. A 1 in 600 slope is ideal for guttering, measured from the base of the facia boards.
In order to get the best life out of your guttering they should be regularly cleaned, both on the outside and the inside.
This doesn't need to be a difficult and dangerous job, just call C. Stevens Roofing.
Clean guttering works more efficiently and enhances the look of your property. Blocked guttering can cause damage to surrounding woodwork and brickwork.
C. Stevens Roofing provides a fast, efficient and economical cleaning service. So if your gutters are overflowing or looking decidedly grubby call C. Stevens Roofing to come and give them a clean and spruce up.
UPVC guttering is available in a multitude of colours and designs, shown below are the square section guttering in Black, Brown and White.
Other designs include OGEE and ROUND, shown below:
All guttering will be specified to match your exact requirements.
All work undertaken by C. Stevens Roofing is covered by clear, written guarantees including workmanship and material, to give you added confidence. Our guarantee is backed by a long established reputation in the business and is respected and valued by works professionals throughout the county.
HomePro Insurance Backed Guarantees helping you to protect your investment. Although home improvement is one of the safest forms of financial investment, there is one pitfall that can be overlooked.
Most contractors issue a guarantee for the work they have undertaken, we are no different. However, thousands of contractors cease to trade each year.
If your chosen contractor ceased to trade HomePro will match the terms of the contractors original guarantee.
Some recent examples of guttering work undertaken.
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Replacing Old Half Round Guttering
Replacing the old half round guttering with new deep flow guttering
Replaced with new deep flow guttering
New deep flow guttering
Refurbishing Cast Iron Guttering
Refurbishment of cast iron gutters and timber fascia
Relining large industrial gutters with EPDM to a swimming pool complex