Concrete guttering, which is also known as Finlock guttering, was widely used between the 1950’s and 1970’s. It was then seen as a low cost and quick alternative to finish off external roofing areas without installing fascias, soffits and lintels. It was also less expensive and more abundant than steel.
The Problem With Concrete Guttering
While they were low cost, concrete gutters were also prone to issues such as movement of the concrete. This resulted in the concrete dropping or sagging over windows and would lead to trapped rainwater and severe damp within the property walls. The resulting damage would be both unsightly and extremely costly.
The simplest and most effective solution is complete replacement; it will also lead to long term savings. But not every builder or roofing company can properly execute concrete gutter removals. It’s a specialist job that requires experience and knowledge on the assessment, removal and installation process.
Our Concrete Guttering Removal Process
We are proud to say that our Summit Cladding team has been professionally and successfully replacing old and damaged concrete gutters for decades. Concrete gutters are significantly heavy and need to be taken away safely from substantial heights. Our working environment is consistently safe because protective measures and proper scaffolding is strictly enforced.
Once at ground level concrete gutters are safely stacked and then ethically disposed of. The next step is a thorough inspection of the remaining roofline area. Any further damage is identified and repaired before the new gutters are installed.
Then we commence the process of installing long lasting and maintenance free PVC soffits, fascias and gutters. PVC allows rainwater to flow efficiently into downpipes while transforming the look of your home and increasing the value of your property. It’s also durable and never needs to be repainted.
The function of gutters is to properly manage the flow of water around your home. Concrete is an obsolete method of guttering that has a number of problems associated with it. We remove your concrete gutters safely and effectively and replace them with PVC guttering. PVC guttering is an ideal solution that stands the test of time.
For more information on removing concrete guttering or about any of our roofing or cladding solutions, contact Summit Cladding today.