Concrete Gutter Replacement Devon

Concrete guttering will need replacing eventually. Concrete Gutters need to be upgraded to a more efficient and damage-resistant material. Depending on your needs, there is a solution for you.

 

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Property

Concrete is heavy, ugly, and porous material. Concrete gutters don’t add any value or beauty to your home, in fact, they have a negative impact on your home. Their weight puts significant strain on the framework and as they slowly erode, parts of the gutter can come away and fall.

Family

Our families are important to us, and our homes are designed to be a safe space for them. The last thing we would want is for harm to befall them. One more immediate event would be if the concrete gutters were to fall from the roof. The more insidious problem would be the damp in the walls. Mould can become airborne and get into the lungs.

 

Cost

If you are thinking of getting the gutters repaired to save some money, it will cost more in the long run. Relining the gutters with bitumen can be a short term fix, but if the water has already made it into the gaps in the concrete, then it will be too late. It will be a cheaper long-term to invest in alternate guttering such as uPVC.

 

Surveyance

First step in any project is to establish what already exists and how it can be rectified. Assessing what tools will be needed and to prioritise health and safety throughout the concrete gutter removal.

 

Safety

After assessing the risks, next is to implement the necessary measures. A ladder will be too dangerous in almost all circumstances, so it is best to erect scaffolding.

 

Tile removal

Some tiles will overhang from the roof to make sure the water was distributed to the concrete gutters. Some of these tiles may need to be removed in order to get to the gutters.

 

Front section

The front section of concrete gutters is then removed by using a specialised cutting device to ensure that there is a solid capstone that is in line with the bricks.

 

Wall plate

For increased stability and to provide a base for installing the new guttering, a strip of timber is placed as a wall plate and fixed to the existing wall with screws.

 

Fascia board

The fascia board is installed over the top of the treated timber and adds another layer of protection from the elements. Matching soffit will be put on the underside of the fascia and timber, this is purely for aesthetics. The fascia also provides a platform for the gutter brackets.

 

Gutters and down pipes

The penultimate stage, installing all the piping and guttering so it is lined up properly with the house and drains correctly.

 

Re-fit tiles

Finally, placing all the removed tiles back in place to leave a brand-new drainage system that looks like it was always there!

 

There are cheaper companies offering concrete gutter replacements in and around Devon. You may have received a cheaper quote from another company. The process of removing concrete guttering from your roof is a complicated process that we have perfected to our own unique installation technique. If the guttering is removed incorrectly then it could cost even more to rectify any issues.

We have had experiences in the past where removal was done incorrectly, and the customer paid over £2500. Unfortunately for the client, the company that originally removed the gutters did a very poor job and had seemingly vanished afterwards. We offer a guarantee of work and are confident in our ability to get it right first time. However, if there are any issues, we promise to come back and fix it.

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