Unfortunately, gutters are usually overlooked by Homeowners; however, guttering is one of the most important components of your property.
It’s likely that you don’t think about your gutters often or realize what an important role they play in keeping your home and property safe from water damage.
We need gutters “to help reduce water and moisture damage to our homes.” But why? Won’t that water just roll off my roof, right? Unfortunately, things are a little more complex.
Modern homes are designed to conserve energy, which is one of the main agendas when constructing new properties and renovating those that are older. However, in the process, moisture build-up can occur which can cause condensation, damp and costly damage.
A gutter system prevents:-
- water damage to your roof,
- your soffit, fascia and masonry from corroding
- dampness/water ingress to the external and internal walls.
- defective brickwork and mortar pointing
- Rising damp
Your gutter system needs to be the correct size to ensure that it can cope with the water which discharges from your roof and correctly aligned to ensure that water discharges correctly to outlets.
Your guttering system should also be regularly maintained to prevent debris build up, see our blog regarding gutter maintenance for further information