A gutter is a narrow trough or duct attached beneath the roof eaves of a building. Its purpose is to gather and funnel rainwater away from the structure of a building in order to prevent weather damage. Gutters are also interchangeably referred to as ‘guttering systems’.
Why Is Guttering So Important?
The integrity of your gutters is important for several reasons. Your blocked or leaky gutters can have a major impact on your home! When blocked, gutters can flood water into the property, causing thousands in water damage.
Water that is blocked can leak into ceiling cavities, causing structural damage and even ceiling collapse. It can also destroy furniture and irreplaceable possessions. This is not a decision you want to make lightly. The best thing you can do is to have your gutters installed by professionals you trust.
Summit Plastic Guttering Systems
Our high quality guttering systems are designed to protect your property from even the heaviest weather. They will divert rainwater away from your roofline and provide protection from deterioration or spoilage.
Not only are our plastic guttering systems well designed, but they are expertly installed and made from the finest PVC materials. We fit secure and durable seals to prevent leaks, and fixed brackets to ensure that water flows evenly into the drainpipe with no danger of overflowing.
Our plastic guttering can be supplied in black, white or brown colours and are available in a variety of shapes to compliment the period of your home. Your gutters can be round, square or OG shaped and downpipes come with a choice of either a round or square profile.
Removing Concrete Guttering
Concrete guttering was used most during the 1950’s-1970 and is also known as Finlock guttering. Several problems can occur from concrete guttering including leaks in the mortar and movement of the concrete blocks which can lead to sagging above window frames, leaks, damp, cold and rot within your home.
By the time problems are assessed, thousands of pounds worth of damage can exist within the ceilings, wall cavities and basements within your home. Instead, many home owners are making the responsible decision to remove their existing concrete guttering and replace it with lightweight, durable PVC guttering.
Problems Caused By Concrete Guttering
A number of problems can be caused by concrete guttering including mould, dry rot, sagging windows, fungal growth, rotting wood, cosmetic damage and insect infestation. These results can cause health risks as well as expensive material damage.
Contact us today for a hassle free consultation, or simply to answer some questions you may have about your guttering system.