What to Consider when Deciding on New Guttering

Guttering is perhaps one of the most practical parts of your home. It is also one of the most ignored and underrated. But it is your guttering that protects your home from water buildup during bad weather and safely directs the water down to the drain. This is why you should take the time to consider what you need when picking out new guttering. Here at Bliby Plastics, we can offer you all sorts of different guttering that will work well for your home, but you need to consider a variety of things before you know what you’re looking for. 


To help you decide, here are some tips that we have for considering which guttering is ideally suited to your property. 

  • What Does Your House Need?


Knowing what your house needs is the most important thing you can consider when you are picking out guttering for your home. Not all roofs are created equal, some need more guttering and others need guttering in obscure places, whilst some require more downpipes than others. This all hinges on things like loft extensions, the shape of your roof and the roof tiles that you have. 


By working out what you need to ensure that water moves freely around your home, take you one step closer to finding suitable products. This helps by ensuring you know whether or not you need a full gutter system replacement or just an individual component repair.

  • What Type of Guttering Do You Need?


There are several different options for your guttering materials, but the two most commonly used are UPVC and aluminium. Both of these are popular but bring with them different benefits that depend on what your plans are for your home. Aluminium is usually more expensive and requires a lot more maintenance, which is why UPVC works best for you. 


Choosing between the different materials usually comes down to personal choice, but if you have a grade 2 or above-listed building, then it’s likely that you’ll need a specific material for your guttering. This is something that you should probably investigate before purchasing new guttering materials. 

  • Understand the Style you’re Looking for


In a similar vein, you want to make sure that the guttering you choose suits the aesthetics of your house. Not all colours and styles suit your tastes, so knowing what you’re looking for can make shopping easier. Of course, when you’re using a material like UPVC, there are a number of different colour options. 


If you’re looking for a more traditional style, you might be looking for something entirely different. While white is certainly one of the most common guttering colours, you certainly shouldn’t feel that’s your only option; discuss the options with our experts.


Want to Learn More?


Speaking to experts here at Bliby Plastics today can make all the difference to the process of finding and purchasing your new guttering. As guttering specialists, we can offer high-quality advice about the right guttering for your home. Not only can we guide you through the different products available, but we can also make sure that you are completely comfortable with your purchase. 


We have more than 35 years of experience, so our advice is built on a wealth of experience. If you’d like to speak to one of our guttering specialists then give us a call on 01233 720 486, then we would be happy to help you however we can. We look forward to hearing from you.

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