Signs that your Guttering Needs to be Replaced

Most people don’t think about their gutters on a day-to-day basis. For most people, it’s only something they think about when they go wrong. But waiting for the event to happen will only lead to more expense. It’s best for you to watch out for the signs that your guttering might need replacing on a day-to-day basis. Here at Bliby Plastics, we can offer a number of guttering accessories and products to make sure that your guttering is working as well as it possibly can.

 

There are many issues that can occur within your guttering that will stop it from working to its full potential. This could include rot, mould or a pest problem, even roof damage. Being able to identify these problems before they become serious is the best way to save you frustration and money. Below are a few aspects for you to look out for, to stop these problems early and from becoming bigger issues.

 

Cracks and Splits

 

This is one clear indication that something is wrong with your guttering. If there are cracks or splits in the plastic, it’s clear that something has damaged the structural integrity of your gutters. Even if the splits are small, we would advise that you don’t ignore them because small cracks will only get bigger over time, and you could end up with damage to your house. 

 

While you’re looking to replace this section of guttering, you should also make sure that you take the time to check if something, in particular, has been causing the cracks and splits. Sometimes this is just the result of weathering over time but it could also be the result of excessive weight on the guttering, the result of either a buildup of debris or the impact of pests.

 

Water is Overflowing

 

Your guttering is designed to guide water off the roof and down into your drains, so there is really no reason why water should be overflowing from the downpipe. There are several explanations for why your gutters might be overflowing, including a blockage in the downpipe or that the gutters are not angled correctly. 

 

These are all quite easy fixes but you should make sure that they are fixed to avoid water damage to your roof. You might also want to consider that the guttering might be too narrow for your property, hence excess water overflowing. Speaking to a professional about this issue can help avoid endlessly replacing narrow bits of guttering.

 

Water Damage around the Gutters

 

Your gutters should be preventing water damage rather than creating it. If your gutters fail for one reason or another it won’t be long before water starts to gather around your guttering and problems begin to unfold. You may be able to spot water stains, mould or peeling paint on the exterior walls. All of which are signs of water damage and should be dealt with as quickly as possible for the sake of your home. But it is not enough to just fix the water damage; you also need to replace your guttering. If you don’t you’re just treating the symptom and not solving the problem.

 

If you feel that your guttering needs replacing and you’d like to purchase more from a reliable source, then have a chat with one of our sales reps today on 01233 720 486. They’ll be able to help you pick out the ideal guttering for your home.

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