The Benefit of Removing Concrete Guttering for Winter
Maintaining any gutter in the winter is important. Winter brings a lot more debris and more extreme weather conditions that can be hazardous. Because of this, cleaning the gutters can be incredibly important to maintaining gutter health and efficiency. Concrete gutters can be especially problematic in the wintertime as they often struggle to drain away all the water correctly, which results in ‘puddling’ in the gutter, and sometimes even causing the gutter to collapse.
Concrete gutter problems
Concrete gutters present a multitude of issues for your home, especially in winter. Concrete gutter problems include cold/thermal bridging: where cooler objects meet warmer ones, resulting in the cooling of the warmer materials. Cold/thermal bridging can affect your energy consumption, especially in winter as it can cause drafts and become harder to maintain good home insulation.
Additionally, concrete guttering can cause damp and mould inside your home. Concrete gutters are not the best at draining away water. As such, the water sits in the gutter and can cause sagging and sometimes even collapse. All of which can increase mould and dampness occurring, which can be hazardous for your health and your home. All these issues can be incredibly difficult to live with, and costly to remove. Therefore, it is advised to undertake a concrete gutter removal as soon as you can. Click here to read more about why concrete gutters fail.
Improve your energy efficiency
When you remove and replace your concrete gutters, your new guttering will be installed to improve the insulation that your house has against the elements. The new installation will help prevent any unwanted cold air from seeping into your home, improving your home’s energy efficiency and internal heat for winter. This is especially important now due to the increase in energy prices.
Selling your home
If you’re keen to sell your home this winter, or not long after, new guttering can be a standout factor. Potential buyers will be quick to notice up-to-date guttering as old guttering can be an eye-sore and cause potential further costs for the new buyer.
Winter is a tough time for everyone, with increased energy prices, Christmas spending, cold weather and less daytime. Nobody wants to take on a project or fix their home at one of the most challenging times of the year. Avoid further issues and opt to get your concrete gutters replaced entirely with something more reliable.
Concrete gutter removal cost
Concrete gutter removal cost may be on your mind as a potential setback. Repairing the gutters will be cheaper, but it will only fix the issue for a short time. Concrete gutters always present issues and therefore the only solution is to replace them entirely. This can be quite costly; however, it will work out the cheapest solution in the long term. If you’re interested in replacing your concrete gutters, contact us for a free quote today.