Guttering isn’t something we often think about.
However, it’s one of your house’s lines of defence against the Scottish weather. Over here, our rainy season lasts all year round and that’s where your guttering comes in. When it comes to home maintenance, you need to make sure your guttering is in good repair as it’s a critical part of it. Guttering sluices water off your roof, directing it down the drain and into the sewers – where it belongs.
Over time, however, leaves can get blown into the guttering and moss can start growing inside it. If the gutters aren’t cleaned then a build-up of material in them can lead to damage. In turn, water will build up and there’s a chance that it will get in to your home – possibly leading to structural damage, damp and health issues as a result of these problems. In this case, it may be necessary to replace the guttering.
There’s a variety of choices when it comes to guttering.
We can supply and fit both uPVC and cast iron guttering. uPVC guttering is an excellent material for guttering: it’s hard-wearing and low maintenance, saving money on upkeep. It comes in a wide variety of colours and styles, so it looks good too. You’re sure to find a style that fits your home.
We can also install cast-iron guttering. Cast-iron has been used as a construction material for centuries and for good reason – it has a long lifespan, able to last at least 50 years and possibly more with proper upkeep. There are several styles to choose from with cast-iron guttering, such as Victorian ogee and half round. This is the best choice for traditional, heritage properties. And for listed buildings, materials that match the originals are often required meaning cast-iron guttering would be a must.
J & A Anderson are able to help with any guttering issues.
We can provide a no-obligation quote so if your house needs attention, don’t hesitate to contact us.